Holbrook Academy has an up-to-date Sex and Relationship Education policy, agreed annually by the governing body and available on the website for inspection and discussion. The policy is based on guidance from the DfE, and takes account of the revised National Curriculum and the Personal, Social and Health Education Framework.
The programme is mainly delivered through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education lessons and science. Issues are also reinforced through English, drama, religious education and citizenship. The content of the programme is closely monitored, and the vocabulary and any teaching materials used are appropriate for the age and maturity of the students. Outside agencies may be used to support the teaching of Sex and Relationships where possible.
Students are encouraged to have due regard to moral issues and the value of family life and long term relationships. Although the policy is inclusive of all students, parents/carers have the legal right to withdraw their child from PSHEE Personal Relationships lessons. An awareness of personal safety is a key focus of our teaching.