Also see '3 steps to RSHE success' guidance 

RSHE Ready  Episode 7 - Choosing Age-Appropriate Resources


Jenny Barksfield (PSHE Association) and Lucy Emerson (Sex Education Forum) return in the final episode to explore this fundamental — and frequently overlooked — area of RSHE delivery.


In this episode: why age-appropriateness is such an important consideration; what constitutes an RSHE resource; starting points for colleagues choosing resources; considerations when choosing external visitors; and resource recommendations to get you started.


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RSHE Ready  Episode 6 - Promoting Equality


Featuring Sally Thomas and Karen Chouhan from the National Education Union (NEU), and Bethan Miller from the PSHE Association. This episode considers how much of an impact the new statutory guidance could have on promoting equality in school policies and practices, both inside and outside of the classroom.


Covered in this episode: supporting whole school approaches to ensuring equality and challenging discrimination; approaches to teaching an inclusive RSHE curriculum; the impact of global and national events (BLM, #metoo etc.) on what is taught in the classroom; barriers to teaching about equality; and more.


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RSHE Ready  Episode 5 - Planning & Teaching RSHE in SEND Settings


Featuring Rachael Baker from the Sex Education Forum (SEF) and Margaret Mulholland from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), this edition of RSHE Ready explores how the statutory RSHE requirements relate to SEND settings


Talking points include: how safe and healthy outcomes might differ in SEND settings compared to their mainstream equivalents; offering an age-appropriate curriculum to learners whose physical/chronological age outpaces their cognitive ability; making the RSHE curriculum accessible to ALL learners; and imparting the practical skills young people with SEND need to enjoy safe and healthy relationships.


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RSHE Ready  Episode 4 - Hearing Young People's Views


Presented by Jeremy Sachs from the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH), this special edition of RSHE Ready features two young people from AYPH’s youth advisory panel — George (16) and Thara (13) — giving their own perspective on why RSHE is important to them and young people more generally.


Listen now to find out George’s tips on staying calm in front of a class of 30 students, what Thara’s all-time favourite PSHE lesson was, and to understand why RSHE is so important to young people in their own words.

Trailer Summer Term 2021

RSHE Ready  Episode 3 - Defining RSE


Featuring Lucy Emmerson (Sex Education Forum CEO) and Matt Brough (Maths and Healthy Schools Lead, Robinsfield Infant School) in discussion on what schools and colleagues need to do in their policies and practices to align with the new statutory RSHE requirements. Find out what needs to be taught/defined at primary vs secondary and get clarity on the right of withdrawal (including how to manage a withdrawal from sex education).


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RSHE Ready  Episode 2 - Parental Engagement


Featuring Sarah Hannafin (NAHT Senior Policy Advisor) and Sally Martin (PSHE Association Subject Specialist) on what colleagues can do to engage with parents successfully on their school RSE policies. Covered in this episode: the statutory requirements for consulting with parents; the consultation process; consultation methods; and more.


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RSHE Ready  Episode 1 - Curriculum Planning


Featuring Jenny Barksfield and Liz Laming of the PSHE Association in discussion on how colleagues can plan a curriculum that meets the RSHE requirements in a safe and effective way. Covered in this episode: starting points; finding lesson plans; ensuring a tailored approach; designing a scheme of work; and more.


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RSHE Ready  Series Trailer