Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sex Education

22 June 2010

Dear Parents

As part of the curriculum we will be teaching sex education later in this term to all pupils in years 5 and 6. We will be using a resource produced by Channel 4 entitled ‘living and growing.’ There are three main units to this programme and the DVD is available for you to view at home prior to the lessons commencing should you wish to know exactly what is being taught.

All parents have the right to withdraw their pupils from these sessions should they wish to. Any parents wishing to do so should inform the school in writing.

During lessons pupils are told to keep all discussions to within the lesson or to discuss it with parents at home should they wish to. The children will be informed that during the lessons we will endeavour to answer most of their questions, however there may be some questions that we feel are more sensitive and the child will be asked to take that to their parents.

The DVD is available from the office; we ask that you return it the next day so that anyone who wishes to see it is able to do so.

The first session on sex education will be delivered to Years 5 and 6 by the School Nurse on Thursday this week between 2pm – 3pm.

The school nurse will be available to all parents at school from 3pm onwards on Thursday afternoon 24th June to discuss any issues with her. An appointment is not necessary as this will be run as a ‘drop in session’.

Many thanks.

Cheryl Singleton