Relationships and Sex Education
Relationship and Sex Education is statutory in secondary schools from September 2020 as part of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. The government has set out clear guidance on what must be taught. The Department for Education has published a short guide for parents, available here. The Department for Education Communications to Schools on the Implementation of Statutory RSHE 2020 in light of Covid-19.
ChatHealth provides a confidential text messaging service with a school nurse to support young people aged 11-19 in Hampshire on 07507 332160 available Monday to Friday from 9am-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).
Advice and Resources
The PHSE Association has mapped their Programme of Study to the new statutory Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE guidance
RSE ABC: What does statutory mean for schools? by Brook's The Sex Ed Diaries podcast
Sex Education Forum's short guide to RSE for pupils with SEND
Get It On sexual health services in Hampshire, order condoms for educational purposes
Brook the sexual health charity has free resources, information and e-learning for professionals
Rise Above for schools: resources on puberty, forming positive relationships, cyberbullying and body image
The FPA National Health Promotion Programme for Sexual and Reproductive Health has resources for schools to support relationship and sex education
SexWise contraception, pregnancy, STIs and pleasure information run by Public Health England
Abortion Care Factsheet by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Tackling FGM toolkit
Guidance for schools and post-16 education organisations in England on providing free period products for all pupils
Rethink Periods free lesson plans are designed to increase key stage 2 and 3 pupils’ understanding of menstruation and confidence in discussing the topic, while challenging common misconceptions. Awarded PSHE Association quality mark.
Supporting Personal Development Learning guidance from Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council’s advice on bullying
Hampshire Domestic Abuse service
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Partnership resources and training, including free e-learning
What does healthy look like? Starting conversations with young people about relationships resource by Safe Lives
Expect Respect Education Toolkit by Women’s Aid. Lessons for each year group to discuss domestic abuse.
Working out relationships? lesson plans for KS4 by the University of Exeter. PSHE Association quality assured.
ChildLine Online Porn information for young people
Hampshire: a safe place to learn, a safe place to grow. LGBT+ guidance for Hampshire schools and colleges
Stonewall best practice, toolkits and resources for teachers to tackle a range of LGBT issues
For young people and parents/carers
Outspoken Sex Ed provides parents/carers with free homeschooling lessons about relationship and sex education
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/