“Excellent! Very clear and direct. Covered a lot of content in an engaging manner. The course also helped me with RSE strategies.”Adam Tyson, Housemaster & Head of Wellbeing, UCS Hampstead
What’s changed in RSE?
Since 1st September 2020 it has been a statutory requirement that all secondary schools build on primary-level Relationship education and deliver ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ (RSE in England. Health Education is also compulsory in all state-funded schools.
Schools are also expected to have provided dedicated CPD to ensure that they meet the expectations of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), to ensure that the keep children safe from sexual harassment and abuse.
This statutory requirement is a current focus of inspections and is often an area of concern for many schools and their leaders.
- But what does this statutory duty 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?
- A written policy for RSE is mandatory. But what does a good Relationship and Sex education policy look like?
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Why have these changes in RSE been made?
The DfE has said, “Through these subjects, we want to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe – we want to equip them for adult life and to make a positive contribution to society.”
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 about Sexual Harassment
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 highly practical and interactive. Teachers will leave with a clear set of strategies and interventions which they can adopt in their teaching of RSE.
The statutory requirements
- What is mandatory and non-statutory?
- 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