Supporting Primary Schools to deliver effective Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
High quality SRE helps create safe school communities in which pupils can grow, learn, and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life.
It is essential for the following reasons:
• Children and young people have a right to good quality education, as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
• Children and young people want to be prepared for the physical and emotional changes they undergo at puberty, and young people want to learn about relationships. Older pupils frequently say that sex and relationships education was ‘too little, too late and too biological’. Ofsted reinforced this in their 2013 –‘ Not Yet Good Enough’ report.
• SRE plays a vital part in meeting schools’ safeguarding obligations. Ofsted is clear that schools must have a preventative programme that enables pupils to learn about safety and risks in relationships.
• Schools maintain a statutory obligation under the Children Act (2004) to promote their pupils’ wellbeing; and under the Education Act (1996) to prepare children and young people for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.
A comprehensive SRE programme can have a positive impact on pupils’ health and wellbeing and their ability to achieve, and can play a crucial part in meeting these obligations.
The Department of Health set out its ambition for all children and young people to receive high quality sex and relationships education in the Sexual Health Improvement Framework (2013), while the Department for Education’s paper The Importance of Teaching (2010) highlighted that ‘Children need high quality sex and relationships education so they can make wise and informed choices’.
• Up to date information
• Workshop opportunity to explore aspects of sex and relationships education
Participants will be provided with a course pack, recommended SRE programme and a copy of the publication ‘Combining PSHE and SEAL in the primary school’(Value £39.95)
"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."