Sex and Relationship Education
As a Catholic School within Salford Diocese, St. Michael’s Primary School have adopted ‘A Journey in Love’, a programme to support the non-statutory teaching of Sex and Relationship Education [SRE]. As the first educators, parents/ carers are the key people who will teach children about relationships.
Central to our work within the school is learning about our faith, including understanding ourselves, our position in our community and how we develop as human beings - our spiritual, social, emotional and physical development. The scheme focuses on friendship, family, community, relationships and spirituality; a guide to the children’s development as young Catholics.
A Journey in Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHCE and Science curricula taught within school.
As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and these are treated with care and understanding.
As you would expect, not all issues related to personal development are covered by the end of Year 6. The content is age appropriate and is taught with sensitivity, taking into account the children’s level of maturity in regard to the delivery of the lessons.
A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home. As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex and Relationship Education at anytime if you wish to do so.
For information about A Journey in Love please read the 'Booklet for Parents'. If you require further advice, please contact your child's class Teacher.