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Sex and Relationships

Sex and Relationships education at Turves Green Boys’ School.

Relationships and Sex Education is defined by the PSHE Association as ’learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health’ and is in line with current regulations from the Department of Education (DfE) on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (July  2019).

This content is delivered in an age appropriate way in our school with regard to the age and stage of pupils. The intention of Relationships and Sex Education in our school is to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values they need to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships and take responsibility for their physical ,sexual and emotional health and wellbeing. When children can talk to their parents about sex and relationships, they're more ready for puberty, understand more about relationships, and are less likely to do things just because their friends are.

Good relationships and sex education can also:

  • raise the age young people first try out sexual activity
  • cut the rate of teenage pregnancies, abortion and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For more information on talking to your son about sex and relationships, download this handy guide.


What do we teach at Turves Green Boys’ School?

Year 7

  • Avoiding Toxic Friendships.
  • When does banter become bullying?
  • What is cyber bullying?
  • Different types of family relationships.
  • Falling in love and dealing with new feelings.
  • Maintaining positive online relationships.
  • Puberty: What happens when and why?
  • Teen pregnancy: why is it so difficult?

Year 8

  • What is a dangerous relationship: Recognising the signs of domestic abuse.
  • What are the different types of contraception?
  • What is an STI?
  • What is sexting and revenge porn?
  • Staying safe online: The dangers of pornography.
  • FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and why it is illegal.

Year 9

  • What is peer pressure?
  • What is domestic abuse?
  • What is consent?
  • What is a dangerous relationship: Grooming.

Year 10

  • Relationship breakdowns: The when and the why.
  • What is the difference between a forced and an arranged marriage?
  • Body shaming and body positivity.
  • Safe sex.
  • Same sex relationships, including trans-identity.



Further Information for Parents

Parentline Plus: A national charity providing free, 24-hour help and support. Visit, or call 0808 800 22 22.

FPA Family Planning Association: For more information and help in talking to your teen, visit or call 0845 122 8690

Your local pharmacist: They can provide free and confidential advice on your doorstep and signpost you to more specialist advice if you need it.

To find your nearest Sexual Heath Clinic: Type your postcode into the search engine on this website and you will be directed to your nearest NHS sexual Health clinic.

Information for your teen

RU Thinking? : All the facts about contraception, STIs, abortion and links to other useful sites. The site also provides advice on love, sex and relationships. Visit or call 0800 28 29 30

Brook: Free and confidential advice on sexual health and contraception for under 25s. Call 0800 0185 023, send them an online message at, or text BROOK HELP to 81222.

FAQs about sex education in school.

Information on sex education for the parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum.

An Overview:

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