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Relationship and Sex Education



Gloucestershire County Council is delighted to provide schools with this Relationship & Sex Education (RSE)Resource. It has long been a priority within the county to ensure that our young people have access to support in forming strong positive, safe relationships in both a sexual and emotional context.

This teacher's planning and resource pack has been produced by the Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning Team by both teachers in the county and sexual health specialists. It is intended that quality, universal RSE should become available throughout Gloucestershire.

The resource meets the requirements of each key stage, and is designed to be embedded within a whole school PSHE curriculum. It consists of a series of four lesson plans per year group, each with clear learning objectives; suggested lesson activities; resources and points to note. There are even links to the year group's science curriculum.

Included on the CD Rom accompanying this resource are worksheets referred to in the lesson plans, along with guidance on writing your school's RSE policy, ground rules and sample letters to parents.

For enquiries about your resource pack please contact the GHLL administration team on 01452 427 208 or email with 'RSE Resource Pack' in the subject.


Understanding Relationship & Sex Education The forum believes that all children and young people are entitled to quality RSE, and it is the joint responsibility of schools, parents, carers and communities. It is also an important element of children and young people's personal development.

Click on the link above to download the 2010 Briefing Paper.


Sexual health and people with learning disabilities  This factsheet summarises current research into the sexual health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities living in Northern Ireland.

Key facts

  • Compared to non-disabled peers,people with learning disabilities have a more limited and incomplete understanding of sexual health issues.
  • Most carers acknowledge that people with learning disabilities have the right to sexual expression.
  • Staff feel under pressure from managers and carers to supervise and limit the sexual expression of people with learning disabilities.



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