“Excellent! Very clear and direct. Covered a lot of content in an engaging manner. The course also helped me with Sex Education strategies.”

Adam Tyson, Housemaster & Head of Wellbeing, UCS Hampstead

What’s changed in Relationship & Sex Education ?

Since 1st September 2020 it has been a statutory requirement that all secondary schools in the UK build on primary-level Relationship education and deliver ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ (RSE) in England.

BSO Standards now include Relationship & Sex Education

The BSO standards from August 2023 have been updated to include the reaching of RSE as part of Standard 1 (Quality of education provided). Many international schools are not ready for this change in PSHE and all the potential issues it raises.

This requirement is a current focus of BSO inspections and is often an area of concern for many schools and their leaders.

  • But what do the BSO standards require a school to cover?
  • What are schools required to include in a sex education programme?
  • How much flexibility will schools have?
  • What content is compulsory?
  • How do schools engage with parents?
  • What does a good Relationship and Sex education policy look like?

Are you looking for a Relationships & Sex Education INSET for Primary teachers ? Follow this link 

Why book this Relationship & Sex Education INSET for the teaching staff at your international school?

This course will enable teachers to:

  • Understand the context, principles and practice for teaching high quality Relationship Education
  • Agree what their school’s RSE policy should include
  • Become familiar with exemplar materials and approaches
  • To be equipped to answer questions from learners, colleagues and parents
  • To be confident in working with sensitive issues
  • Use the practical strategies and schemes of work in school
  • Identify a developmental approach to the topics which need to be studied
  • To experience and share some interactive teaching/learning techniques

Teaching Sex Education

We recommend that all schools ensure that all staff understand the guidance about sexual violence, sexual harassment, online abuse and harmful sexual behaviours. Our expert -led webinars are an ideal way to prepare your staff for this.

Clear Approaches and Strategies to RSE

This course is thought provoking and teachers will leave with a clear set of strategies and interventions which they can adopt in their teaching of RSE.

Inset Outline

The statutory requirements

  • What are we trying to achieve? What is Relationship and Sex Education?
  • What do good policies look like?
  • What flexibility do schools have?
  • Do parents have the right of withdraw?
  • Planning for the changes.
  • What will school inspections look for?

Effective and Engaging Relationship & Sex Education Lessons

  • Essential ingredients of Relationship Education lessons
  • Exploring a Relationship Education model lesson.
  • Effective and engaging strategies to use.

Sex Education

  • What does age-related sex education look like?
  • What topics should secondary schools teach?
  • What should be the content of sex education beyond that found in the science curriculum?

Dealing with sensitive issues

  • Dealing with questions from pupils and parents


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