‘Three steps to RSHE success’ guidance and new 'RSHE Ready' podcast series launched

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 




  • The ‘Three steps to RSHE success’ guidance provides timely support for schools in teaching effective RSHE. This will help teachers and leaders to support pupils with issues that are currently front of mind as we start to recover from an extremely challenging 12 months.

    Margaret MulhollandAssociation of School and College Leaders (ASCL) SEND & Inclusion Specialist

  • Educating children and young people about relationships, sex and their health is so important. We have been delighted to collaborate with others on this new guidance which aims to provide schools with the support they need to implement the new curriculum and to make sure that teachers are confident to teach the content effectively to meet the needs of their pupils.

    Sarah HannafinNational Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) Senior Policy Advisor

  • We are delighted to launch this essential, practical information for schools. Effective RSHE is critical for education recovery — supporting wellbeing, reintegration to school and ability to rebuild healthy and positive relationships. The ‘Three steps to RSHE success’ will also help schools to teach an inclusive, factually accurate and needs-led RSHE that builds success over the long term.

    Mary BoustedNational Education Union (NEU) Joint General Secretary

  • Statutory RSHE presents a great opportunity for children and young people to get the PSHE education they need to get back on their feet and thrive throughout life. We are therefore delighted to join others in launching the ‘three steps’ guidance, designed to support schools during these challenging times with practical steps to manageable, effective RSHE implementation.

    Jonathan BaggaleyPSHE Association CEO

  • With time being of the essence, the tools brought together in ‘Three steps to RSHE success’ can fast-track schools to reliable advice and practical resources to craft high quality, authentic RSHE provision that meets the needs of their pupils and families.

    Lucy EmmersonSex Education Forum (SEF) Director


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