Relationships and Sex Education
At Tithe Farm Primary School, we understand that pupils must be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. A key part of this relates to relationships and health education, which must be delivered to every primary-aged pupil. Primary schools also have the option to decide whether pupils are taught sex education. At Tithe Farm we have decided to deliver sex education to our pupils. The latest publish data suggests that teenage pregnancy rates across Central Bedfordshire are decreasing; this is due to a whole system approach which has been designed by Central Bedfordshire’s Children and Young Person’s Plan and the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. As a result of this best practice approach, the Tithe Farm ward is no longer considered a higher rate teenage pregnacy ward. To maintain this status, it is vital that our pupils are taught the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them to make the transition to secondary school.
Relationships education focuses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focuses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
We understand our responsibility to deliver a high-quality, age-appropriate and evidence-based relationships, sex and health curriculum for all our pupils. Our Relationships, Sex and Health education will mainly be delivered through our PSHE, Science and PE curriculum; however where other high quality curriculum links can be made we will use these to broaden and deepen our children's understanding.