Relationships and Sex Education

Healthy & Safer Lifestyles

Relationships and Sex Education is lifelong learning about ourselves. It includes learning about emotions, self-esteem, relationships, rights and responsibilities, sexual behaviour, sexuality and sexual health. It takes place at home, at school and other places in the community. RSE is an entitlement for all young people.

From September 2020, it wil become statutory for all primary schools to deliver Relationships Education and for all secondary schools to be delivering Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). The DfE are currently  (to November 2018) running a consultation on the content of an updated Guidance document and curriculum content. All schools are being urged to prepare for the changes to statutory status and begin delivering the new subejcts as soon as they are ready.

We are able to provide up-to-date development tools and curriclum materials, alongside high quality staff training for Primary, Secondary and Special school to support you in preparing for the statutory changes.

In school, successful RSE is firmly rooted in the context of a broad PSHE curriculum. RSE must enable children to gain information, develop and transfer skills and explore attitudes and values, in order to make informed choices. To ensure that RSE is delivered in a supportive and positive environment, schools should take great care to develop and review their RSE policy involving the views of children, young people, staff, parents and governors. Before teaching any unit of RSE, teachers should check they are familiar with the school’s policy. There are also links with the policies regarding Safeguarding, Inclusion, Behaviour Management and Anti-bullying.

While there are obvious science curriculum links to be made, Relationships and Sex Education is embedded within the PSHE framework, reflecting the importance of the personal and social aspects of this work

Our Resources to Support RSE

We have a range of resources to support with the delivery of high quality RSE in your school:

Wellbeing Frameworks

Primary Personal Development Programme

Primary RSE Themeset

Secondary RSE Themeset

Safer Corridors Action Toolkit

Parent sessions

Sex and Relationships Education Guidance (DFEE, 2000)

Size: 177.65 KB File format: pdf

SRE for the 21st Century

Supplementary advice to the Sex and Relationships Education Guidance

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