Later this term, the pupils will be taught the ‘sex and relationships’ part of the PSE curriculum. The local authority Healthy Schools team recognised the school’s provision as excellent practice. The school’s planning and resourcing has been shared across Caerphilly authority for other schools to use.
All teachers are due to begin teaching their year groups’ unit the week beginning Monday 11th July – Tuesday 12th July. Parents have the right to withdraw children from “sex education” lessons, which fall outside those aspects covered in the National Curriculum Science, as stipulated in Section 405 of the Education Act 1996. Understandably, parents can be anxious over the content of the curriculum and therefore, the school is inviting parents to a meeting on Wednesday 29th June at 3:30pm, to understand what will be taught in each year group. This will be an opportunity to understand the content of the curriculum and how it will be taught using the latest resources. The presentation will also be posted on the school blog for any parents unable to attend.