Prepare health, relationships, and sex education lessons with our RSE resources
From September 2020, changes to the curriculum in England made relationships education compulsory in all primary schools, and relationships and sex education (RSE) compulsory in all secondary schools. Schools are also required to teach health education1.
We've put together a list of teaching resources to help you plan health, relationships and sex education that protects young people and promotes healthy wellbeing.
Read our free information to help you promote healthy relationships to children of different ages. Includes specific curriculum guidance.
Reinforce the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships with the It's Not OK films and accompanying lesson plans. For children aged 11+.
Take our 4-hour interactive training to gain the skills you need to feel confident recognising and responding to incidents of harmful sexual behaviour in your primary or secondary school. Cost: £35
Boost your confidence in raising and addressing challenging topics with our advice on discussing difficult topics with children.
Use these films and supporting resources to explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity with young people with SEND aged 11-25.
Use these free online toolkits to explore ideas around equality and diversity with both primary and secondary students, empowering them to engage with issues they care about.
Download our free resources for PANTS (the Underwear Rule) - a simple way to talk to primary school children about staying safe from sexual abuse.
ReferencesDepartment for Education (DfE) (2019) Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: statutory guidance for governing bodies, proprietors, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams, teachers (PDF). London: Department of Education (DfE).
Refresh and expand your own knowledge on the topics of relationships, health and sex education with our additional reading.
Read our briefing on the Department for Education's statutory guidance about how Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education should be implemented in all schools across England by 2020.
Learn more about how unhealthy relationships negatively affect a young person, and how to recognise and respond to the signs of unhealthy relationships.
"Is this sexual abuse?" is a report into the concerns being raised to the NSPCC helpline and Childline about peer sexual abuse; how it takes place, the impact it has, and how to best provide support.
Learn more about relationships, health, and sex education with our selection of publications; includes background legislation, guidance, and detailed reports.