School effectiveness

Relationships and sex education (RSE)

A comprehensive programme of RSE gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitive relationships and for staying safe both on and off line. Below are a range of resources for school to use to deliver RSE in school.

Policy

The following documents do not constitute guidance but they can certainly inform policy development:

Curriculum

General

  • The Christopher Wintour resources are nationally recognised for primary and secondary and provide guidance to teachers as well as lesson plans and resources to deliver RSE to all year groups. Please email meadec@ealing.gov.uk for these resources
  • Curriculum mapping (word) – This tool was developed by the health improvement team to support schools in looking at the topics of RSE covered by the Ealing scheme of work and the Christopher Wintour project. Its aim is to help schools decide of the curriculum and resources that best suits their school
  • SRE toolkit for Ealing schools (pdf) - A support tool to help ensure that consistent, accurate and relevant messages are given to young people in the relationship and sex education they receive.

Healthy relationships

  • Expect respect (Woman's Aid website) – Woman’s Aid have developed a toolkit for both primary and secondary schools with lesson plans and activity ideas to help plan and deliver lessons on healthy relationships and domestic abuse.

Safeguarding

  • NSPCC PANTS (NSPCC website) – The NSPCC have developed resources which help teach pupils how to keep themselves and their bodies safe. This resources is very useful for teaching children what to do it they are worried about changes to their body
  • Saying no poster (word) – This resource was developed to help children say no when they are asked to do something they don’t want to do.

Consent

  • PSHE Association – The PSHE Association have developed a resource for teaching about consent- informative guidance and resources to help plan and deliver lessons on consent to KS 3 & 4 pupils which includes the law, consequences, assertiveness, gender stereotypes etc.

Special education needs

  • Image in action website - Useful resources for schools and parents. Also provide training and consultancy regarding RSE for children with SEND.

Assessment

This activity should be carried out at the beginning of a unit of work on body parts and keeping our bodies clean. This baseline assessment will help to determine what the pupils already know, and what their future learning needs are.

This activity should be carried out at the beginning of a unit of work on puberty. This baseline assessment will help to determine what the pupils already know about both sexes during puberty, and what their future learning needs are.

This activity should be used at the end of a unit of work on puberty to determine whether a pupil understands how they can deal with the bodily and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Pupils should be asked to imagine they are the problem page doctor, Dr. Lee. They should write a reply to each of the problems, offering good advice to each of the four children.

This activity can be carried out at the begging and end of an RSE topic to assess initial understanding and progress made.

Staff

  • High school RSE policy audit tool (word) – this tool was developed by the health improvement team to help high schools evaluate and review their RSE policy
  • RSE audit (word) – This tool was developed to help schools audit their current RSE provision by identifying areas of strength and areas for development
  • RSE staff questionnaire (word) – This questionnaire was developed to help schools assess teacher’s confidence in delivering RSE lessons and identifying areas where training is needed.

Parents

If you require any advice or support with RSE in schools, please contact Claire Meade via email meadec@ealing.gov.uk.

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Last updated: 13 Mar 2017