When the DO… collaboration came together we saw the demand for modern, relevant RSE that really connects with young people’s lives
When the DO… programme was set up
8 out of 10
understood the importance of quality RSE
4 out of 5
wanted their schools to listen to what they want from RSE lessons
of school-aged pupils wanted RSE taught in schools
These statistics sounded great, but:
1 in 5
rated their RSE as poor or very poor
1 in 4
said their teachers were unable to teach engaging RSE
nearly half of
said their RSE didn’t cover what they really need to know
Evidence shows helping young people deal with relationships and sexual experiences has many and far-reaching benefits for them. It also has a long-term, positive impact on 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 RSE programme from DO… can help achieve.
- Why is RSE so important?
- Are schools and our stakeholders aware of its importance?
- If understanding isn’t the main problem, what is?
- Why are we, as school leaders, best placed to improve RSE?
- What can good RSE mean for your school?