It's necessary, and now compulsory, to teach about relationships in all schools. Sex education is also compulsory at key stages 3 and 4, and recommended in the primary phase. This can be challenging, but we’re here to help you know what to cover, and how.
Learning about relationships and sex supports children and young people to stay safe, enjoy positive relationships of all kinds, and make informed decisions. We will help you to teach this content with confidence.
Our Programme of Study suggests what to cover by key stage in an age and developmentally appropriate way. Our Programme Builders break things down by year group and our quality assured lesson plans will help you deliver effective lessons, sensitive to the needs and backgrounds of your students.
Of course it is now also a statutory requirement to teach Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2 and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4. Our guidance and resources will support you to do so effectively.
Relationships Education will build positive foundations for healthy and safe relationships of all kinds. This will start with family and friends, how to be kind, and exploring online friendships.
In key stages 3 and 4, your PSHE education will include learning about respectful relationships, families, contraception and parenthood, understanding consent, staying safe online, recognising unhealthy or abusive behaviours, and healthy intimate and sexual relationships.