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SV RSE Policy

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SV Academy Sex Education Policy


At SV Academy, we are committed to providing a comprehensive and age-appropriate sex education program that fosters a safe and respectful learning environment. Our goal is to equip students with accurate information, promote healthy relationships, and empower them to make responsible and informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. This policy outlines our approach to sex education within our school community.



This policy outlines the guidelines and principles governing sex education in secondary schools across the United Kingdom. The aim is to provide students with comprehensive, age-appropriate, and inclusive sex education that promotes healthy relationships, informed decision-making, and well-being. This policy respects diverse values and backgrounds while prioritizing the safety and welfare of all students.

Legal Framework

Sex education in UK secondary schools is guided by the legal framework, which includes the Education Act 1996, the Equality Act 2010, and the Children and Social Work Act 2017. These laws ensure that sex education is delivered in a manner that is respectful, inclusive, and sensitive to the diverse needs of students.


The primary objectives of sex education in UK secondary schools are as follows:

A: To provide students with age-appropriate and accurate information about human development, relationships, and sexuality.

B: To promote respect, tolerance, and inclusivity, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or cultural background.

C: To empower students to make informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships.

D: To address issues related to consent, healthy boundaries, and the prevention of sexual harassment and abuse.

E: To reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

F: To foster open and non-judgmental communication between students, parents/guardians, and teachers regarding sex education.

Curriculum Content

4.1. Age-Appropriate Education

   Sex education content will be age-appropriate and sensitive to the developmental stage of students. Topics will be introduced gradually    and in a manner that respects students’ emotional and cognitive readiness.

4.2. Inclusivity

   Sex education will be inclusive and respect the diverse identities, orientations, and backgrounds of students. It will address LGBTQ+ issues and promote understanding and acceptance.

4.3. Consent and Healthy Relationships

   The curriculum will include discussions on consent, healthy relationships, communication skills, and the prevention of sexual harassment and abuse.

4.4. Anatomy and Reproduction

   Students will receive accurate information about human anatomy, puberty, and the reproductive system.

4.5. Safe Sex

   Education on contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) will be provided, emphasizing the importance of safe sex practices.

4.6. Emotional and Psychological Well-being

   Sex education will address emotional and psychological aspects of relationships and sexuality, including self-esteem, body image, and mental health.

4.7. Parental Involvement

   Schools will actively encourage parental involvement in their child’s sex education and provide resources for parents to support their child’s learning.


5.1. Qualified Educators

   Sex education will be delivered by qualified and trained educators who have the knowledge and skills to handle sensitive topics effectively.

5.2. Confidentiality

   Students will be assured of the confidentiality of discussions within the classroom, with exceptions made for safeguarding concerns.

5.3. Student Choice

   Schools will respect the right of parents/guardians to withdraw their child from sex education lessons, while also ensuring that students who do participate receive the necessary information.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The effectiveness of sex education programs will be regularly reviewed and evaluated, taking into account feedback from students, parents, and educators. Adjustments will be made to the curriculum as needed to reflect changes in society, technology, and best practices in sex education.


This UK Secondary School Sex Education Policy aims to provide students with a comprehensive and inclusive sex education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed for a healthy and respectful approach to relationships and sexuality. It respects the diversity of students and ensures their safety and well-being.


This policy was last reviewed on 5th Sep 2023.

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