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St John's CatholicPrimary School

At St John’s we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.


Relationship and Sex Education


Sex education is integrated into the curriculum and is not treated as a separate ‘add on’ subject. It is taught through wider ‘health’ and ‘ourselves’ topics and teaching is set within the context of not only the children’s physical and emotional development but also within that of their spiritual and moral growth, recognising the Church’s guidelines. We aim to weld together aspects of the curriculum into a coherent structure which will emphasise living and growing, new life and personal care, God’s love and teaching and the way we love God and our neighbour. The children are taught respect for themselves, for others and for life. The object is to produce children who are aware of themselves, of others and the goodness of God’s creation. If children ask questions of this nature at any time these will be answered honestly and in a factual manner appropriate to their age. The school has an RSE Policy.


In Years 5 and 6 the children receive specific teaching in sex education following "A Journey in Love" curriculum. Parents can withdraw their children from all or part of sex education, except that which is part of the National Curriculum Science requirement.