Sex and Relationship Education
Sex and Relationship Education is not exclusively a role for the staff of any school or centre, being ideally a shared duty for parents and teachers. Indeed, the Knowsley policy statement emphasises that parents are key figures in helping their children to cope with the physical and emotional aspects of growing up, and in preparing them for the challenge and responsibility which increased sexual maturity brings.
However, appropriate learning is available through several of the curriculum subjects at the centre, most notably, the personal and social education programme.
The emphasis is always related to creating and maintaining a sense of responsibility and appreciating the value of the family in this, as in all areas of human life. Health education is provided, and is the wider context into which courses are placed.