Sexual Health and Relationships Education
Sexual health and relationships education is an important part of the curriculum as it helps us to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of each pupil. As well as having an understanding of human reproduction, the School aims to help pupils cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up, and to enable them to recognise the physical, emotional and moral implications, and risks, of certain types of behaviour. Pupils are encouraged to consider the importance of self-restraint, dignity, respect for themselves and for others, acceptance of responsibility, sensitivity towards the needs and views of others, loyalty and fidelity.
We intend the programme to complement parental responsibilities and we see it as an integral part of each pupil's transition to adulthood.
The physiological aspects of sexual behaviour are considered within the teaching of Biology. There are opportunities for considering the broader emotional, moral and ethical dimensions of sexual attitudes in other subject areas, particularly in the Personal Development programme.
Details of the programme can be obtained from the Head of Personal Development. Parents who feel uncomfortable with the prospect of their child studying any aspect of sex education are encouraged to contact their child's Head of School to discuss their concerns.
Updated: June 2010