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PSHE & SRSERE - Key Stage 5

This page contains links to PSHE, RSE and Healthy Relationships resources.

Guidance, Resources and articles

Sex and Relationship Education Guidance - Department for Education good practice

This guidance on sex and relationship education in schools replaces Circular 5/94.  It has been written to take account of the revised National Curriculum, published in September 1999, the need for guidance arising out of the new Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) framework and the Social Exclusion Unit report on teenage pregnancy.

Gender images

Drawing of class learning SREBMJ Open - What do young people think about their school-based sex and relationship education? A qualitative synthesis of young people's views and experiences.

Effective learning methods - Approaches to teaching about sex and relationships within PSHE and Citizenship


These resources from the Family Planning Association are available for download but not for print. Many of them can be purchased from the FPA online shop.


Your Brain on Porn

Your brain on porn

This site is secular, although everyone's views are welcome. It is primarily science-based, and no one here is trying to ban porn. This is not a commercial site: we accept no ads, and the proceeds from the book go to a UK registered charity that promotes education and research on porn's effects. We created the site because we don’t like people suffering needlessly simply because they lack critical information for improving their circumstances themselves.



Rise Above - A great site for teens packed with games, advice, stories, and videos to prepare them for real life issues such as relationships, exams, body image and more. Click on the relevant links below for classroom resources.

Bullying and Cyberbullying


Lesson Plan

Teacher Support Sheet


Classroom Tips and Preparation


"We must listen to science, not stigma" Posted: 29th June 2017

Around 1 in 3 Brits would be 'uncomfortable' giving First Aid to someone with HIV on effective treatment, according to Terrence Higgins Trust survey, while nearly 40% would be 'uncomfortable' going on a date.

To read the full article please click hereFor information about Terrence Higgins Trust's Can't Pass it On campaign click here.


Want to know why young people are sexting? Try asking them

Jeremy Hunt, parents and teachers fail to understand how teenagers use technology to experiment sexually.  Proposing a sexting ban is just puritanical.

Click here to read the full article

Article by Iman Amrani at The Guardian


Sex education in a digital world


The Digital Economy Bill is being debated in Parliament this week.  The bill will introduce a requirement on commercial pornographic websites to have age verification methods in place to stop children under the age of 18 viewing pornography.  Click here to read the full article on The Children's Society posted: 10th October 2016 


15/06/16  - Pornography ‘desensitising young people’ Most children are exposed to online pornography by their early teenage years, study warns.  About 53% of 11-16 year olds have seen explicit material online, nearly all of whom (94%) had seen it by 14, the Middlesex University study says.  

07/06/16 BBC News -  Harassment: Girls 'wear shorts under school skirts' A "normalised culture of sexual harassment" in schools has meant that girls are having to change their behaviours, rather then boys being challenged. Girls feel unable to report harassment and pressure from boys.

05/10/17 BBC News - Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher Children are turning to pornography online to educate themselves about sex. One secondary school teacher tells how she was shocked by stories from teenage pupils. The language used by some boys is degrading and shows a lack of mutual respect. Equally, girls don't know how to respect their own bodies and cannot comprehend that they may be being used. A 14 year old girl confessed that when a boy told her that he loved her, he later convinced her to perform a sex act on him. She agreed to do it, and after she did it, he lost interest in her. The only thing she was worried about was whether he still loved her. "I agreed to do it then, but now I regret it".

The frank account in the article above prompted many readers to share their concerns. Click here to see these.


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