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Curriculum Aims               

We aim for every boy to:

  • develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead healthy and responsible lives as confident individuals and active members of society;
  • develop an understanding of democratic processes, social justice, human rights, and global issues, so they are prepared to contribute positively to society;
  • develop their financial literacy skills and economic awareness, so they can make informed decisions regarding personal finance and career choices;
  • have accurate knowledge and understanding around healthy relationships, consent and respect, so they can make responsible choices;
  • have the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make informed decisions about their physical and mental health;
  • develop effective communication skills, empathy and respect for others, and to develop the skills necessary to become responsible and resilient individuals.

Curriculum Information


Students do not take any formal qualifications for this course.

Further Information

Working with Parents

West Hill School seeks to work in partnership with parents through consultation and support. Parents are vital in teaching students about sex and relationships, maintaining the culture and ethos of the family, helping children to cope with the emotional and physical aspects of growing, and preparing them for the challenges and responsibilities that sexual maturity brings.   We welcome discussion on the content of this policy and our teaching of Sex and Relationships Education at any time.  The Head of IDP Mr G Harrison should be contacted in the first instance.

Withdrawal from Sex and Relationships Education

Sex and relationship education will be taught at West Hill School within I.D.P. and Science lessons.  It is therefore not envisaged that there will be ‘one-off’ or isolated lessons, except when a Health Professional is invited to address the students.  Tolerance and empathy of a variety of genders, sexualities and relationships is a vital part of life in modern British society.

Parents should be aware that children cannot be withdrawn from science lessons on human reproduction as this forms a statutory duty.

Sections of numerous IDP lessons will include discussion on sex and relationship issues and as part of the planned scheme. If parents wish to withdraw a child, they should submit a written request to the Headteacher.


To support students, resources are available as directed by the subject teachers. The websites below can be accessed for further information;


Further Information and Support Services

Anthony Seddon Trust: 0161 376 4439

Offers support for bereavement and loss

Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774 (Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Support service to help control anxiety

Beat: 0808 801 0711

Offers support for eating disorders

Branching Out: 0161 672 9420

Offers counselling support relating to drugs and alcohol


Offers online counselling support for 11-25yrs old

LGBTQ+ Out Loud: 0161 342 2345, 07971 599 414

Offers counselling support for people within the LGBTQ community

Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 6pm)

Mental Health Support



NHS Every Mind Matters

Mental Health Support

NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111

Offers 1:1 child/young person’s telephone counselling

PAPYRUS: 0800 068 4141 (Mon to Fri: 10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)

Prevention of young suicide

Samaritans: 116 123

Offers telephone counselling

The Cyber Helpline

Free, expert help for victims of cybercrime & online harm

TOG Mind – The Hive: 0161 330 9223

Offers support for young people with access to different activities supporting your Mental Health

You Think: 0161 342 5672

Offers Sexual Health and Relationship Advice