The role of Relationships, Sex & Health Education and its place in the life of St Mary’s School

We are a Church of England school with a multi faith and diverse intake.  We aim to live and work as a harmonious community as well have a positive role in the local and wider community. Relationships, Sex & Health Education plays a key role in developing the essential knowledge, skills and understanding so that we can live our vision.

Relationship, Sex & Health Education is lifelong learning. It is about the understanding and the importance of loving and caring relationships. It is about understanding the importance of family life, of stable loving relationships, marriage, mutual respect, love and care for others. To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.