Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) policy

The SRE policy is the starting point for good SRE in schools and a key requirement for gaining Healthy Schools status . (Core theme criteria 1.5)

However having a policy is not enough on its own. It needs to be up to date, well known to the school community and in practice.

Having a policy will help to:

  • be clear about what you are doing and why
  • make clear links to your school's values
  • provide a means of communicating to the wider school community
  • provide a secure framework for staff to work in
  • ensure inclusion, and
  • provide something against which you can monitor and evaluate your SRE.