Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is lifelong learning about sex, sexuality, emotions, relationships and sexual health. It involves acquiring information, developing skills for making safe choices and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. SRE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people. Ideally, it begins informally in the home with parents and carers long before any formal education takes place at school. Students will be encouraged to talk openly and their questions will be answered honestly in a way that respects diversity of cultures and family units.