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equips teachers and external experts with lesson guidance, plans and materials to deliver quality RSE in schools

If you’d like to find out more about RSE and how DO… can help you introduce an effective programme to your school, you could try our self-assessment. build an effective programme in your school, you could try our self-assessment. deliver relevant, engaging lessons for your students, you could try our self-assessment.

Your answers to the questions below will generate instant results, which will highlight some useful resources.

1 Relationships and sex education gives young people essential life skills. How much have you read about the long-term benefits of quality RSE for students and the communities they live in?

2 When time is short, keeping up-to-date with key judgments can be challenging. Would you like organised and easy to access information on what’s required of schools when it comes to RSE?

3 It can be difficult to give RSE the prominence it deserves in the curriculum. Are you confident you have everything you need to start or continue to evaluate your schools provision of RSE?

4 The DO… programme provides all levels of the school faculty with an ‘approach’ to teaching RSE. Are you aware of how it could help you go beyond the basics?

5 DO… can help RSE teachers with insightful resources and lesson plans. Do you think your currently appointed RSE teacher has the support they need to give it the attention it deserves? Sufficient training can help teachers feel better prepared for RSE. How confident do you feel about preparing engaging RSE lessons and discussing challenging topics when they come up?

6 It takes time and effort to review and update RSE polices. Would you like more information on how to help make your structure, whole-school approach and content work together more easily?

7 Research has shown young people need help when it comes to local RSE support services. Would you like to know more about how you can help the students in your school?

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We’re pleased to hear you’re interested in DO…

It’s good to see you’re keen on doing all you can to introduce quality RSE to your school, to ensure your students have access to essential information about relationships and sex.

DO… and the ‘whole-school approach’ can help you make great RSE happen in your school, with practical and inspiring resources that are also compliant with statutory requirements.

Your responses have helped to evaluate the key areas you’re interested in, so we’ve highlighted the resources that are most relevant to you, but of course you can take a look at the other PDFs whenever you'd like to.

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  1. The long-term benefits of quality RSE for students and the communities they live in
  2. What’s required of schools when it comes to RSE
  3. Giving RSE the prominence it deserves in the curriculum
  4. The ‘whole-school approach’ and how it could make RSE in your school more relevant
  5. Giving teachers the support they need to give RSE the attention it deserves
  6. Review and update your policy to give your school the kind of RSE it needs
  7. More about what you can do to make great RSE happen

When it comes to quality RSE – it seems you’re up to speed

We’re pleased to hear you’re confident the students in your school are getting the sex and relationship education they want and need, and that you’ve heard about DO… and the ‘whole-school approach’.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in how DO… can help them introduce quality RSE to their school, with practical and inspiring resources that are also compliant with statutory regulations, it would be great if you could refer them to our website.

1 The long-term benefits of quality RSE for students and the communities they live in

Discover the evidence

The importance of RSE to young people is supported by an overwhelming amount of evidence. In this resource, you will find a snapshot of the research and data out there that will emphasise what an effective programme from DO… can help achieve.

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2 What’s required of schools when it comes to RSE

Understand the requirements

An exploration of current Ofsted key judgements of ‘Behaviour and Safety’ changed in September 2015 to ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’. This resource will help you understand how the DO… RSE Programme can play an important role in helping your school meet this judgement.

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3 Giving RSE the prominence it deserves in the curriculum

Build an effective RSE programme

An exploration of the compulsory topics and an overview of how the DO… resources can help you build the foundations for great RSE in your school.

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4 The ‘whole-school approach’ and how it could make RSE in your school more relevant

The whole-school approach

A whole-school approach to RSE can help ensure that its values, behaviours and skills pervade your school’s ethos, environment and culture for both staff and students. This resource will help you build or expand your whole-school approach to ensure that RSE is able to support everyone.

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Work in collaboration

This resource will help you work in collaboration with all stakeholders, with suggestions of tools to help ensure opinions of all relevant parties are sought and listened to.

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5 Giving teachers the support they need to give RSE the attention it deserves

Inspire great teachers

The teachers in your school are the key to great RSE, but some of them need support and encouragement. This resource will help you identify teachers who have the potential to drive great RSE in school and inspire their colleagues to get involved; at DO… we call these teachers RSE champions.

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Self reflection exercises

Give your colleagues the support they might need to tackle challenging topics, opinions and questions that may arise while teaching RSE. These self-reflection exercises are designed to be used ahead of the RSE lesson, sharing them with your colleagues can help them feel more comfortable about preparing and delivering quality RSE. The skills, values and attitudes great RSE develops are both essential and highly rewarding for both teachers and students. If  we all reflect on personal feelings about sex, relationships, education and society – before entering the classroom – it can greatly enhance RSE lessons.

 

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Lesson plan 1: Let's start with you

How the way we feel about ourselves can affect our relationships.

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We need to look after ourselves and the people in our lives’

Lesson plan 2: What is expected of you

A look at rules associated with relationships and sex.

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Society creates expectations based on gender

Lesson plan 3: Love

What is love and can it be misleading?

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Different kinds of healthy relationships can nurture us

Lesson plan 4: Communication, consent and sex

The importance of communication and consent.

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Ways we can tune into our needs and the needs of others, to put consent at the centre of relationships

Lesson plan 5: Safer sex

It's a good idea to look at safer sex in the context of relationships.

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It’s a good idea to look at safer sex in the context of relationships

Lesson plan 6: Problem solving

Bringing all the basics of RSE together, with your students.

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Combine and apply everything you and your students
have discussed

a Consent

Interesting ways to explore consent.

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b Relationships

A deeper look at relationships.

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c Safer sex

Risks associated with different activities and how to use a condom.

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6 Review and update your policy to give your school the kind of RSE it needs

Update your RSE policy

Your school’s RSE policy forms the framework on which your entire programme is built. This resource will help you evaluate your school's policy, to help ensure it promotes everything that’s intrinsic to great RSE and incorporates the views and needs of the people it involves.

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Further your safeguarding policy

Use this resource to look at your safeguarding in relation to the sensitive topics taught as part of quality RSE. Ensure that the RSE in your school complements and enhances your safeguarding procedures and therefore protects the welfare of young people in your school.

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The Review Framework for practitioners of RSE

This is your chance to trial a new quality framework for RSE with the RSE Hub.

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Additionally, DO... has purchased copies of the RSE Hub Quality Review Framework for you to download for free! Go get your copy now: http://rsehub.org.uk/1514.aspx

 

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7 More about what you can do to make great RSE happen

Increase awareness of services

Professional organisations can help young people and teachers by ensuring they have up-to-date knowledge and services, as well as raising awareness of local concerns. This resource will help you build and increase your partnerships. It will also help you ensure young people have the confidence and understanding of how, when and why they should use them.

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