PSHE & RSE- Key Stage 3&4
Resources, Guidance and Articles
Information and advice about; protecting children from online sexualised materials; the need for high quality statutory RSE; sexual harassment in the classroom; and case studies
Durex - Do SRE for schools Free SRE teaching resources with the PSHE Association Quality Mark. Self-reflection exercises, teaching guidance and lesson plans - can help deliver SRE that inspires young people. You can also Discover the Evidence that supports the importance of SRE to young people.
"This is a great teaching resource from the BBC. You will find lovely, clear, simple lesson plans with a short video chapter to go with each lesson. It will be a joy in the world of planning lessons. Enjoy using the pack, put your name on it and try as many of the lessons as you can. I know it will work in your classroom." Shelley Pennington-Blair [Head of PSHE Walker Technology College]
Topics Include (click on the link in the heading above):
- Getting to know each other
- Changing schools
- Being a newcomer. What happens if...
- This is me
- Yourself as others see you
- You and your family
Perhaps the most difficult subject to talk about for parents and teachers. Use these posters and resources to teach your children about this important topic.
This page has links to some of the organisations in the PSHE strategic Partners Groups but not all and to some other organisations that are not part of the group but are relevant to PSHE issues in schools
There are three elements to relationship and sex education (RSE): the acquisition of information, the development of essential life skills, and the opportunity to explore values and attitudes. This factsheet highlights these methods to ensure effective learning. Click on the heading above to download.
Sex Education Forum - Secondary Resource List: This resource list aims to provide easy reference to a wide range of available resources and teaching materials for relationship and sex education. It is not a comprehensive list but prioritised resources that are up-to-date and available. Listed under 4 categories; primary, secondary, SEN and parents. A suggested age range for each resource is given as a guide.
Sex Educational Supplement - an e-magazine for teachers and other professionals involved in sex and relationship education. Back issues are available for members to download. Register here
The importance of teaching PSHE to young people click here for poster
Young trans people aged 16-24 have got together and created this useful resource booklet. You'll find signposts to more information throughout this booklet. Information gathered through Gendered Intelligence, Queer Youth Network and Gay Youth UK to get a better picture of what to include, such as; body positivity, relationships, hormones, sexual functioning, surgery, contraception, pregnancy and most importantly access to services. Click on the heading above to download the resource. We need to understand how young people are engaging with technology if we are to keep them safe from abuse, exploitation and blackmail.
This PSHE provision for KS 3 & 4 aims to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum can be delivered. Part of a three year PSHE development plan. Materials are designed to introduce concepts and issues in a fast paced, engaging manner. Resources are based on the Easy SRE films: Help I'm Hairy, Notes to Self and Tell Me More. Feel free to adapt and use these resources to fit your needs. Click on the heading above to download.
- Body image in a digital world
- Bullying and cyberbullying
- Exam stress
- Forming positive relationships
- Online stress and FOMO
RSE Resources from the Family Planning Association (FPA)
These resources are available for download but not for print. Many of the resources can be purchased from the FPA online shop. http://www.fpa.org.uk/resources/leaflet-and-booklet-downloads
Primary FPA Resources - click here
Controlling Behaviour in Relationships, Guide for parents
One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your children feeling hurt in their friendships and relationships. Yet we cannot shield them from every insult and argument; it’s an important part of growing up.
However, it’s vital to be aware of the difference between behaviour that can be thought of as ‘rites of passage’ and behaviour which has more serious implications.
We want young women, men and teenagers to have relationships that are free from abuse. Educating young people and teenagers about domestic abuse is one of the most effective ways of preventing abuse in future relationships.
BBC News - Pornography 'desensitising young people' - A study has warned that most children are exposed to online pornography by their early teenage years. The Middlesex University study claims 53% of 11-16 year olds have seen explicit material online.
Metro - Watching too much porn can leave men unable to get an erection when with real life partners. New research has found that excessive pornography viewing can cause serious psychosexual problems in men – most commonly erectile dysfunction.
British women spend £18,000 on their periods over their lifetime, but why is it a subject we still find difficult to talk about?
Guardian News - Want to know why young people are sexting? Try asking them. - an article by Iman Amrani highlighting the need for politicians, parents and teachers to understand young people and consent, sexting and pornography. Embarrassed silence followed, when asked if they felt they could talk to teachers or parents about these things! We know young people are going to experiment sexually- and that they will do so via mobile phones shouldn't come as a shock.