PSHE & RSE - Key Stage 5
This page contains links to PSHE, RSE and Healthy Relationships resources.
Guidance, Resources and articles
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.
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. http://www.fpa.org.uk/resources/leaflet-and-booklet-downloads
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
We know from talking to teachers at our sessions that many haven’t been aware of the government’s new draft guidance. These changes to relationships, sex and relationships education and health education will become compulsory in September 2020 and so we want to help teachers and schools get a head start.
The consultation document has a lot of information and so to help you save some time and get a handle on the main points we have pulled out 20 of the key points for you. Click here to view the 20 key points.
What is sexual harassment?
If you're teaching PSHE to 14-16 year olds, we have a new series of films looking at sexual harassment in the workplace. They are a specifically written drama in three parts and tell the story of a professional relationship between a man and woman at work, involving an accusation of sexual harassment and an employment tribunal hearing.
Each film is accompanied by a separate discussion piece which is hosted by journalist and presenter Ben Zand. 20 young people examine how they understand the rules of behaviour in the workplace. Click here to visit the website
"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.
For information about Terrence Higgins Trust's Can't Pass it On campaign click here. Their campaign aims to help end stigma around HIV and end HIV transmissions altogether.
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.
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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Roadmap to statutory RSE
Relationships and sex education will be required in all schools. September 2020 is proposed as the start date for mandatory provision. Do you know what the new legislation means for your school?
To help school leaders prepare, the poster provides a 10 steps guide to provide high quality RSE as an identifiable part of PSHE education. These steps are based on established good practice and evidence.
Click on the link below to view a full size version of the poster.
As a team, we have worked with the Gloucestershire Police Schools Unit in the past, producing many resources including 'Getting Court', 'Price of Parenting' and 'Toxic Tobacco Truths' in most recent years.
We have worked closely with them to deliver training in schools on Drugs Education, Bullying and more specifically Cyberbullying. The Police Schools Unit have been consulted in the production of the 'Alcohol: Who would risk it?' resource launched in March 2012, and have been a valuable partner to the team.
For more information email Schools.Unit@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
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