The DO... collaboration

We are a collaboration of dedicated experts and organisations working together to meet the need for quality RSE in schools

Healthy sexual development should be seen as a human right but unfortunately it isn’t – young people continue to miss out on fundamental support that keeps them safe, healthy, and happy.

Alice Hoyle 

RSE teacher, youth worker, writer and trainer. Project lead at the RSE hub

As well as working directly with young people on sexual and mental health, I train practitioners in all aspects of delivering excellent RSE.  I lead the activities of the RSE Hub, I am an elected member of the Sex Education Forum Advisory Group and a life member of the PSHE Association. 

I believe the statutory status of RSE is an excellent lever for schools to provide an integrated approach where the whole school community- leadership, teaching staff, external professionals, parents, community leaders and young people themselves work together to provide outstanding RSE that meets the needs of, and improves the outcomes for young people.

The key issues for teachers are training and resources. It is essential that they are of a standard to allow RSE to be delivered properly. This is an urgent need that must be addressed if we are to prepare young people properly for their futures.

Siôn Humphreys

Specialist adviser for NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers)

As a specialist adviser, representative and spokesperson of NAHT, my work includes developing strategies in response to current policies and briefings. I work closely with a range of bodies and professional associations; including the Department for Education, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and various examination boards.

I want to engage and inspire a whole new generation of teachers to deliver high quality RSE so we can meet the needs of young people everywhere.

Barbara Booth

Teacher advisor 

My work includes developing and delivering a range of RSE courses to staff in local schools. I’m conscious that an updated approach is needed to reflect the changing landscape of relationships and their management online.

I believe we have to encourage a positive 'must do' attitude, and help to  inspire headteachers who want to deliver high quality RSE. As this can  help them feel more empowered to teach RSE, and ensure young people leave  school with the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to develop healthy relationships.

Our vision is a society where everyone can make positive choices about their own sexual health and wellbeing.

Family Planning Association (FPA)

The Sexual Health Charity 

We’re a sexual health charity that gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. We work for the sexual and reproductive health and rights for people of all ages; encompassing contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), pregnancy choices (including abortion), sex and relationships education (RSE), sexuality, sexual wellbeing and pleasure.

Our vision is a society where everyone can make positive choices about their own sexual health and wellbeing.

Our mission is to champion the right to sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing through advocacy, campaigning, education and information.

PSHE, and RSE within it, is vital in empowering young people to take control of their lives and make safe decisions. High quality PSHE and RSE promotes a good understanding of sex, including how to negotiate safer sex. It helps young people to protect the well-being of themselves and others

National AIDS Trust

Independent charity for Health and Equality in HIV  

NAT is dedicated to transforming the UK's response to HIV, by changing attitudes, behaviour, decisions and policies. We offer a range of informational resources for educators, focused on teaching students the realities of HIV. We also work to provide online education, publications and articles that can help shape positive attitudes.

With over 30 years of experience fighting for health and equality in HIV, NAT has the expertise and practical resources needed to make a real difference. We are capable of bringing about change and have a strong, collective desire to do so.

By upholding our solid set of values and protecting our independence, we always act in the best interest of people effected by HIV to create the change we passionately believe in.

I hope a new approach to RSE will empower people to take on this rewarding subject to facilitate engaging, challenging and inspirational moments for students.

Justin Hancock 

RSE trainer and consultant; creator of BISHuk.com

I run RSE courses for practitioners, sell a range of RSE resources, and I deliver workshops for young people via www.bishtraining.com – one of the leading RSE websites for young people. I also write and give advice about, sex and relationships for an adult audience at www.megjohnandjustin.com.

I hope the new approach to RSE that we are pioneering with DO... will be a game-changer. Young people are crying out for more valuable, real and inclusive sex and relationships education. We all want to help teachers so they can make this happen for their students.

The current reality of RSE needs to change for our teachers, for the young people in our schools and for society itself. Good quality RSE is the way forward, it’s how we can help prepare young people in our schools for happy, safe and responsible adulthoods.

Kim Johnson

Immediate Past President of NAHT (2016-2017) & Education Adviser for SEND

As part of my role at NAHT, I regularly meet with Ofsted, the DfE and other educational groups to further policy and practice. I also support headteachers and other school leaders who make up the 29,000 NAHT members around the country.

As a former teacher with a particular concern for young people with learning disabilities, and past Principal of Bradfields Specialist SEN Academy, I understand the real challenges of teaching RSE. In my eyes, the path to success starts by breaking the taboo that exists around sex and relationships. Everyone should be able to talk about the subject openly – and that includes teachers. 

We give under 25s the support they need through our digital and phone services - to help them with their embarrassing problems, weird questions and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts.

The Mix

Essential Support for under 25s

The Mix is a multi-channel service dedicated to giving young people the information and support they need to make the best decisions. It’s here to help them take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions and “please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts” that they might have. Whether it’s by digesting articles and videos, talking with others going through similar situations in forums and group chats, or seeking support with trained volunteers and counsellors over the phone.

High quality RSE means that students will leave school equipped with the life skills needed to enjoy their sexuality, and to protect their sexual health effectively.

Brook

Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s

Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities through education programmes, training for professionals and campaigning work helps young people become better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices. In 2016 Brook helped 235,000 under 25s with our clinical services, our education work in 12% of secondary schools and our wellbeing and counselling work.