Relationship and Sex Education

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 to 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

Sex Education Forum's short guide to RSE for pupils with SEND

Sexual Health

Get It On sexual health services in Hampshire, order condoms for educational purposes

Let’s Talk About It sexual health services in Hampshire including new RSE teaching resources

Brook the sexual health charity has free resources, information and e-learning for professionals

The Sex Education Forum Useful guidance and resources for schools including a guide to what works and why when teaching RSE

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

Contraception Choices information on the different forms of contraception available. Lesson plans available for teachers.

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.

e-Bug Sexually Transmitted Infections teaching resources


Supporting Personal Development Learning guidance from Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council’s advice on bullying

HIAS Rights Respecting Education

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

Working out relationships? lesson plans for KS4 by the University of Exeter. PSHE Association quality assured.

ChildLine Online Porn information for young people


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

Free E-learning

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).