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Helping you deliver the new statutory guidance

Does your school need support in delivering the new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education or Relationships and Health Education guidance?

Our range of NHS approved, Every Mind Matters resources can help you deliver this new statutory guidance. Each of our lesson plans are curriculum-linked and aim to encourage pupils to discuss topical issues they may face in their daily life such as Dealing with change and What to do about worry.

For additional support delivering this new guidance, please visit The Department of Education website.

Find out more

           Online training module and videos to support RSHE implementation

          Listen to episodes on statutory RSE, sexual health and pornography

          Panel discussion hosted by Bounce Forward

          A set of assembly and other material focused on emotional and mental health for use with children    aged 3-11 years - free for all schools. 

         Three sessions plans based on short film clips. Each clip shows a fictional online chat where              young people request, receive and discuss issues related to nude images.

          What should be taught about sexual pleasure.

          A research portal from RCPCH with studies from across the UK that are collecting children and          young people's experiences and insights of the Covid-19 pandemic and it's impact.

          Article with links covering What Pride is and how Pride Month is being celebrated in 2020  


Working out Relationships? KS4 lesson plan

‘Working out Relationships?’ is a free-to-access lesson pack designed to bust common myths about the ‘perfect relationship’ and manage young people’s relationship expectations. We have just awarded it our Quality Mark for PSHE teaching resources.

The lessons draw on findings from an innovative 10-year research project on what helps long term relationships to thrive, and have been produced by academics at the University of Exeter. These materials will support planning for statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from September.

Built around a short animation and accompanying infographic, the interactive 2-part lesson plans feature two fictitious 16-year old couples. One relationship involves a controlling partner, and pupils will learn how to identify and avoid such relationships and — where necessary — how to exit one safely. In lesson two, pupils will learn strategies to start to build positive, potentially lasting, relationships of their own.

The pack includes PowerPoint lessons one and two, accompanying teaching guides, video and infographic. The University will supply A4 and A3 laminated copies of the infographic for classroom walls free of charge on request.


Get ready for statutory PSHE

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a set of six comprehensive and ready-to-use lessons with accompanying PowerPoints for KS3. These follow extensive piloting by schools and peer review, are carefully mapped to the new RSHE guidance and we are confident that they will meet all your needs and save you hours of time and planning. They are based on the evaluation of our work by The National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) which you can view here:

The aim of these exciting new resources is to provide teachers delivering alcohol education in KS3 with ready to deliver lessons which will save planning and preparation time but still ensure highly effective and enjoyable lessons are delivered. We hope that this will be especially helpful as you prepare for statutory health education taking effect from September.

Each 50 minute lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, learning objective, intended learning outcome and resources required and covers the following topics:

  • Assessing knowledge: How much do you know about alcohol?
  • Units and guidelines: Responsible drinking
  • Alcohol and its effects - physical and social
  • Alcohol and the law: The consequences
  • The effects of drinking too much
  • Reflect and recap: Making safer choices

The aim is that four lessons will be delivered at age 12-14 (Year 8 or 9 / S1 or S2) with two top up lessons at age 13-15 (Year 9 or 10 /S3 or S4). The initial unit of work of four lessons is designed to be delivered across an academic year and the two top up lessons should follow a year later to build on learning and embed safer decision making as the children get older.

Each lesson consists of selected engaging activities with suggestions for possible variation depending on the individual class and the time available.

The lesson plans and links to the lessons can be downloaded here.


Secondary Checklist

To help audit current RSE content GHLL have devised a Secondary checklist: This will give you the opportunity to reflect on the current curriculum intent within a setting, and consider areas of strength or areas of development.



Relationship Education audit for primary schools (07.01.2021)

RSE audit for  secondary schools (07.01.2021)


Three steps to RSHE success

The PSHE Association joins ASCL, NAHT, NEU, the Sex Education Forum, Public Health England, and the Association for Young People’s Health to launch new ‘Three Steps to RSHE Success’ guidance for schools.

All schools must meet new statutory Relationships Education/Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum requirements. This implementation guidance will give them the support they need to do so by focussing on three key steps:

  • Consulting with parents and pupils, and developing policy
  • What to teach and how to teach it
  • Sustaining success

These steps signpost to a range of relevant tools and further guidance to support schools in optimising their PSHE education to meet statutory requirements, and more importantly the needs of children and young people during particularly challenging times.

The guidance is accompanied by the launch of a new ‘RSHE Ready’ podcast series on everything from engaging parents to supporting teachers’ own wellbeing. Episodes will be released over the coming weeks, and episode 1 —  ‘RSHE Ready - Curriculum Planning’ is available now on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.

See the ‘Three Steps to RSHE Success’ guidance and podcasts