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Delivering Primary RSE with Confidence

Supporting the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in primary schools


From 2020, all primary schools must provide Relationships Education & Health Education. In June 2019, the Department for Education launched the statutory guidance to accompany the introduction of this compulsory education for primary schools in 2020.
This course will support your school in being prepared for impending government changes in this field.
It is aimed at leaders and teachers in primary school settings, helping to increase their confidence in approaches to teaching RSE. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss and view suitable resources.


Links between this course and the Ofsted report ’ Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools’:
‘Relationships and Sex Education required improvement in over a third of schools. In primary schools this was because too much emphasis was placed on friendships and relationships, leaving pupils ill-prepared for physical and emotional changes during puberty, which many begin to experience before they reach secondary school.’
‘Lack of high-quality, age-appropriate relationships and sex in more than a third of schools is a concern as it may leave children and young people vulnerable to inappropriate sexual behaviours and sexual exploitation. This is because they have not been taught the appropriate language or developed the confidence to describe unwanted behaviours or know where to go to for help.

Quotes from previous delegates:

'I now have many more ideas on engaging, appropriate activities to follow up learning with. Lots of information to take back to school to update policies etc.'
'Lots of practical ideas as well as the opportunity to share ideas and discuss lesson ideas.'
'The information was delivered well with a good balance between teacher talk and group activities.'
'The course provider was very informative and offered some excellent and relevant advice.'


  • Increase delegates’ confidence in approaches to teaching the more sensitive aspects of RSE e.g. puberty and reproduction
  • Consider aspects of confidentiality and matching policy with practice
  • Learn ways to create a safe environment using ground rules and non-negotiable rules
  • Learn ways to respond to awkward and/or personal questions
  • Consider how to introduce and use agreed vocabulary in RSE lessons
  • Law and guidance around the content of the RSE curriculum
  • Consider what might be covered within puberty and reproduction lessons
  • Explore elements from the RSE units in the new PSHE Scheme of Work
  • View and discuss a selection of DVDs (including interactive tools) and resources schools may use to support the teaching of puberty and reproduction
  • An opportunity to discuss any concerns and share/suggest ideas for alleviating these concerns
  • Explore how active learning methods and increased pupil participation can improve learning outcomes

Booking Information

Health & Wellbeing SLA credit value = 2 credits

Cost: £240 per delegate.
Schools with a current Health & Wellbeing SLA may be entitled to pre-paid places subject to sufficient available training credits.
The full 'PAYG' price will be applied if you have insufficient training credits.

For further information please contact schoolwellbeing@leeds.gov.uk

21 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:45

Closing date: 07/10/2019
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Date and Time

21 Oct 2019 09:30 - 15:45


Hillside Centre (Beeston Road, Leeds / LS11 8ND), Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8ND


Helen Smithies
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