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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 email the GHLL administration team with 'RSE Resource Pack' in the subject.



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 email the GHLL administration team with 'RSE Resource Pack' in the subject.

For more information on RSHE Implementation please view our guidance and resources webpage.







Understanding Relationship & Sex Education 

The Sex Education 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 here to download the 2010 Briefing Paper.



Free RSE Resources 

Click here to gain access to Brook's free resources that supports relationships and sex education (RSE) teaching and learning.



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.



Interactive Whole School RSE Audit Tool 

Click here to download the Whole School RSE Audit Tool.



Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Childline has launched a campaign to help young people understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and help them identify signs that their relationship might not be quite right. 'Looking Out for Lottie’, an eight part series, follows a fictional character Lottie who gets into an unhealthy relationship, showing how grooming can happen without realising it.

Click here to download the Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships resource. 

Read more on NSPCC Learning: Making sense of relationships: teaching resources



RSE and LGBT Inclusion

Stonewall have produced a document on responding to queries about RSE and LGBT inclusion in schools. 

View the resource here.



The New Ofsted Framework and PSHE Education

 What does the new Ofsted framework mean for PSHE education?

With its emphasis on ‘personal development’, and reports of PSHE being the focus of “deep dives” in recent inspections, it’s clear that PSHE education will play a key role in providing evidence under the new framework.

This new framework emphasises the need for high quality provision through a broad and rich curriculum, and aims to support the future success of all individuals, with a focus on supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Personal Development judgement requires evidence that schools have worked to prepare young people for the next step in their education and their later employment. It’s hard to envisage how a school could do this well without a comprehensive and thoroughly planned PSHE education programme.

Beyond Personal Development, a well-considered and comprehensive PSHE programme can contribute to all four judgement areas, as well as being essential to safeguarding. (10/01/20)



Public Health England Resources

Public Health England provides free, curriculum linked resources which offer ready-made PSHE lesson plans which map against the new RSE and Health Education statutory guidance. Rise Above for Schools focuses on building resilience and improving mental health in young people (10-16 year olds) and currently has resources available on a range of topics including: forming positive relationships; dealing with change; body image in a digital world; puberty; sleep and social media. 
All resources are quality assured by the PSHE Association. Coming soon: Lesson plan content on sexual health. 
Public Health England also offers free, curriculum linked Change4Life resources on nutrition and physical activity for primary school children. These include maths resources to help pupils get a better understanding of how much sugar they are consuming as part of their diet through the counting of sugar cubes, to science experiments to show the effect sugar has on teeth, as well as interactive whole school assemblies featuring Disney characters. All resources are downloadable from the School Zone. Sign up to the School Zone newsletter to be alerted when new resources are available.



Posters Promoting STI Testing and Treatment 

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) have produced posters to encourage young people to get tested and treated to cure and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. The posters, available in English and Mandarin, would be well suited to student noticeboards or pinned to the doors of toilet cubilcles. 

Get Tested, Get Treated Poster - English

Get Tested, Get Treated Poster - Mandarin

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