Kay Joel and Jenny Fox introduce new resources to help schools teach relationships and sex education (RSE)
From September 2019 relationships and sex education (RSE) will be mandatory in secondary schools and relationships education will be compulsory in primary schools in England.
This is part of wider discussions across the UK about the importance of teaching children how to build healthy relationships.
As part of the updated Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance, the Department for Education has included a chapter on tackling sexual violence and harassment in schools. This requires schools to foster healthy and respectful relationships between boys and girls - including through RSE and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE).
The NSPCC and the PSHE Association have been working together to develop resources that will help teachers all over the UK to deliver relationships education effectively. In this blog we’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt along the way and offering advice for schools about delivering what can be a challenging subject.