The Brier School

The Brier School

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School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to view our policy on something that is not listed on this page, paper copies are available from the school office on request.


Relationships, Sex and Health Education Statement


All children are entitled to Relationships and Sex Education. This entitlement is taken from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This establishes that all young people have the same right to enjoy their sexuality within the highest attainable standard of health, free of coercion and violence, and to access quality sexuality education and sexual health services.


Relationships, Sex and Health Education and The School Ethos 


Learning about their own sexual development and health together with an awareness of their relationships with others, can greatly enhance the pupils’ ability to lead their lives competently and with fulfilment. We expect other learning outcomes to be enhanced by the increased self-esteem and confidence which a good relationships, sex and health education programme can bring about.


Our guiding principles for Relationships Education at The Brier School have been that all of the compulsory subject content must be age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. It must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need of the law.


We are determined that the subjects we teach must be deliverable and have flexibility to shape our curriculum according to the needs of our pupils and our community. We want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.

RSHE, PSHE and Safeguarding in the Curriculum 2023-24