Policies

Sex and Relationships Education

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is an educational entitlement for all children and young people. It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development and sex, sexuality and sexual health. It enhances the self-worth and confidence of each individual and encourages mutually respectful relationships and empathy for others.


Sex and Relationship Education has three main elements:

Attitudes and values

  • Recognition of the value of family life, marriage, civil partnerships, stable and loving
  • Relationships for the nurture of children
  • Respect for self and others
  • Exploration of moral dilemmas
  • Development of critical thinking

Personal and social skills

  • Self-confidence, self-esteem and empathy for others
  • Managing emotions and relationships confidently and sensitively
  • Skills of choice to manage responsibility
  • Knowledge and understanding

Emotions and relationships

  • Physical development
  • Sexuality, reproduction, sexual health
  • Information on local and national contraception and sexual health Services
  • Reasons for delaying sexual activity
  • The avoidance of unplanned pregnancy


Trinity provides a setting in which students can be offered appropriate
teaching about Sex and Relationship Education. The purpose of SRE is to
assist children and young people to prepare for adult life by supporting them through their physical, emotional and moral development and helping them to understand themselves, respect others and form and sustain healthy relationships. The SRE programme reflects Trinity's ethos, is supported by its mission statement and encourages the academy's values to ensure that all students:

  • Have respect for self
  • Pornography awareness
  • On and off-line safety - texting, grooming, exploitation


Students receive information about sexually transmitted infections including HIV and AIDS and the importance of practising safe sex. Students also receive information about contraception and its importance in guarding against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The programme covers the legal implications of sexual behaviour.
Students are made aware of people and places they can go to for appropriate help or advice. Again on the Oakfield site this is carried out in conjunction with the school health and Teenage Kicks.

For further information, please download the full Sex and Relationships EducationPolicy below.

Sex and Relationships Education Downloads

Sex and Relationships Education Policy
If you require any download in another language please email admin.central@trinity.newcastle.sch.uk