Relationship Education is statutory in primary schools from September 2020 as part of Relationship, Sex and Health Education. The government has set out clear guidance on what must be taught. Parents do not have a right to withdraw their child from relationship education. The Department for Education has published a short guide for parents, available here.
Advice and Resources
Supporting Personal Development Learning guidance from Hampshire County Council
The PHSE Association has mapped their Programme of Study to the new statutory Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE guidance
Growing up with Yasmine and Tom online resource from the FPA. It includes a series of flexible, age-appropriate lesson plans and interactive whiteboard activities designed to meet curriculum requirements for children aged 5–11 (fee required)
PANTS (The underwear rule) by NSPCC. The Talk PANTS campaign helps parents of 4-11 year olds keep their children safe from abuse. The site contains lesson plans, teaching resources and communications to parents.
Safe4Me advice for teachers and parents from Hampshire Police including Clever Never Goes
Female Genital Mutilation: Guidance for schools - understanding your role in safeguarding girls, engaging parents and teaching about FGM by the National FGM Centre, Barnardo’s, Department for Education and the LGA.
Hampshire County Council’s advice on bullying
Advice for schools on bullying resources for parents and schools from BullyingUK
Expect Respect Education Toolkit by Women’s Aid. Lessons for each year group to discuss domestic abuse
Stonewall best practice, toolkits and resources for teachers to tackle a range of LGBT issues
Hampshire: a safe place to learn, a safe place to grow. LGBT+ guidance for Hampshire schools and colleges
Changing Faces education resources about appearance and disfigurement to tackle bullying and promote inclusion
Periods: What you need to know free downloadable leaflet from the FPA
Betty: it’s perfectly natural an educational resource focusing on menstruation, which supports pupils’ wider learning about puberty and growing up for KS2
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has created free online CPD training for anyone who works with children and young people. The programme was particularly developed to reduce levels of bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children. It covers the following topics:
- What is bullying?
- Bullying and the Law;
- Bullying and SEN/disability;
- 10 principles to reduce bullying;
- Preventing bullying;
- Responding to bullying;
- Cyberbullying (online bullying).
Free e-learning from the Home Office about Female Genital Mutilation can be found at https://www.fgmelearning.co.uk/