Parents are the best people to help their own children to cope with the physical and emotional aspects of growing up, and preparing them for the changes and responsibilities that sexual maturity brings. The teaching offered byStonesfieldPrimary Schoolshould be seen as complementary and supportive to the role of parents.

We believe that sex education should concern the whole person and interpersonal relationships. It encompasses health, biological, social, personal and moral education and extends to feelings about love, friendship, fear, trust, respect and responsibility towards oneself and others.

The teaching of sex education therefore is integrated with other areas of learning and starts in a natural way from an early age. See our Sex and Relationships Policy for details.

Parents are entitled to withdraw their children from all or part of sex education, except that which is part of the National Curriculum Science syllabus.