Sex & Relationship Education

Sex education, in its wider sense, can be seen as the awareness of self and the care for, and of, others. In this respect it is implicit in our school aims and throughout our teaching and learning, and particularly in our personal and social education lessons.

However, when sex education becomes more concerned with sensitive issues, often associated with the onset of adolescence, then our pupils are provided with a programme of sex education. The school will ensure that any sex education is provided in a way that ensures pupils are taught about relationships and the importance of family life and parenting to bring up children.

The content of the programme has four broad themes:

  • Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of pupils’ abilities.
  • Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
  • Developing a healthier, safer lifestyle.
  • Developing effective relationships and respecting differences between people.


After being consulted on the programme of sex education, parents / carers have the right to withdraw their children from this particular programme of study. Parents / carers should inform the Headteacher in writing so that alternative arrangements can be made for their child.

Greenbank School, Greenbank Ln, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1LD

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