“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?
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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.
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.
- 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