Final days to have your say

The consultation period for the governments draft guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education is about to close on November 7th. This is your last chance to have your say and perhaps influence the final document.

If you work in Primary schools you might have concerns about the clarity of the new guidance, particularly the lack of importance given to Sex Education in Key stage 1 and 2. Perhaps you might feel that schools might still be confused about what parents do and do not have the right to be ‘excused’ from.

If you are a parent, what are the key issues for you, is the new guidance meeting your expectations?

Are you a young person? Do you think this guidance will adequately improve on the RSE that you received at school.

If you are completing the consultation, don’t forget to be really positive about any improvements that have been made on previous guidance.

Have your say

https://consult.education.gov.uk/pshe/relationships-education-rse-health-education/

Primary training - Teaching RSE with Confidence in Primary Schools

20th March 2019

A one-day training course, providing participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver high quality, age appropriate Relationships and Sex Education in Primary Schools. The course is based on the award winning ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ by CWP resources

During the day we will cover:

·        Update on new government guidance

·        Best classroom practice

·        Dealing with questions, setting ground rules and managing parental concerns

·        Developing age appropriate, whole school, RSE

·        Exploring quality resources and support

To enquire about this course please complete the form below

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Faith Schools can get it right

A new article in TES this week highlighted some really bad RSE practice in some faith schools, including policies that forbid the 'promotion of homosexuality' and discourage the use of tampons. https://www.tes.com/news/state-funded-faith-schools-say-gay-sex-unacceptable-masturbation-wrong-and-tampons

The article shows that pupils in some of the country's faith schools are really missing out on quality RSE that teaches about equality, is based on fact rather than opinion and has a positive approach to sex, sexuality and reproductive health.

My first question was 'When did they last review their policy?'. Seems like, as we approach the roll-out of statutory RSE by September 2019, that now is a great time for all schools to have a close look at their policy, curriculum and resources and make sure they are meeting the diverse needs of their pupils.

Hopefully the, soon to be released guidance from the Department for Education will contain clear expectations for all schools, including faith schools. 

 

RSE training - Primary Training Day - 20th March 2018

 

A one-day training course, providing participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver high quality, age appropriate Sex and Relationships Education in Primary Schools.

The course is based on the award winning ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ by CWP Resources and will cover:

  • Best classroom practice
  • Dealing with questions, setting ground rules and managing parental concerns
  • Developing age appropriate, whole school, SRE programmes
  • Update policy and curriculum requirements

 

Date:

20/03/2018

Time:

9.45am – 3.30pm

Location:

Shelter, Garrett Street, London EC1

 

Cost:

£200 (including lunch)

 

Audience:

Primary PSHE coordinators/teachers

 

Contact:

Andrew Pembrooke

info@teachsre.co.uk

0208 405 9343

FPA Sexual Health Week 2017 - Pornography

We really welcome the focus on pornography for this years FPA Sexual health week. This should offer a platform for parents, carers, educators and young people to consider how, what and when we teach about pornography. What are the important messages and how can we deliver them effectively.

You can help focus the content of this year's Sexual Health Week by filling out this survey for them before Friday 2nd June. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bj0ruv7hfFnmQRV-8VvDIFXOgewDMi2cji19fCV1CaI/viewform?ts=590b2fbf&edit_requested=tr

Tackling FGM in Primary Schools on Radio 4

Radio 4 discuss the importance of early lessons in SRE RSE and the need for training teachers. Visiting Norbury School to find out how they are using resources such as NSPCC's Pants and FPA's 'My Body My Rules' to bring awareness of FGM to the whole school community.

We can help your school do the same. Find out about our FGM awareness programmes here.

http://www.teachsre.co.uk/how-we-can-help/sre/training/
 

And listen to the programme here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0522kz2

 

RSE training - Primary Training Day - 12th June 2017

 

A one-day training course, providing participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver high quality, age appropriate Sex and Relationships Education in Primary Schools.

The course is based on the award winning ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ by CWP Resources and will cover:

  • Best classroom practice
  • Dealing with questions, setting ground rules and managing parental concerns
  • Developing age appropriate, whole school, SRE programmes
  • Update policy and curriculum requirements

 

Date:

12/06/2017

Time:

9.30am – 3.30pm

Location:

Shelter, Garrett Street, London EC1

 

Cost:

£200 (including lunch)

 

Audience:

Primary PSHE coordinators/teachers

 

Contact:

Andrew Pembrooke

info@teachsre.co.uk

0208 405 9343

FGM AWARENESS TRAINING

We are delighted that we are now able to offer a range of FGM awareness training programmes. Adaptable to whole day, half day and twilight sessions and with the following outcomes:

1.       To have a greater understanding of the practice of FGM, what it is, why it is practised and its consequences

2.       To understand the safeguarding implications of FGM and the school's safeguarding responsibilities

3.       To explore how to engage with the issue of FGM in the school community

Please contact us for more information or to book training for your school

email: info@teachsre.co.uk

Tel: 0208 405 9343

Teach SRE - Primary Training Day - 27th March 2017

 

A one-day training course, providing participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan and deliver high quality, age appropriate Sex and Relationships Education in Primary Schools.

The course is based on the award winning ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ by CWP Resources and will cover:

  • Best classroom practice
  • Dealing with questions, setting ground rules and managing parental concerns
  • Developing age appropriate, whole school, SRE programmes
  • Update policy and curriculum requirements

 

Date:

27/03/2017

Time:

9.30am – 4pm

Location:

Shelter, Garrett Street, London EC1

 

Cost:

£200 (including lunch)

 

Audience:

Primary PSHE coordinators/teachers

 

Contact:

Andrew Pembrooke

info@teachsre.co.uk

0208 405 9343

 

UK Youth Parliament vote for 'Curriculum For Life'

Such good news that the UK Youth Parliament have chosen Curriculum for life as their priority campaign for 2017. Calls for statutory PSHE and SRE are coming more and more frequently and it is heartening that this call is coming directly from young people.

Lili Donlon-Mansbridge, aged 17, Member of Youth Parliament for Poole, said: “UK Youth Parliament is committed to pursuing a curriculum that prepares young people for life. We believe that the place of citizenship education and PSHE in the curriculum should be radically overhauled and next year Members of Youth Parliament will be campaigning to ensure this remains a priority”

 

PSHE ASSOCIATION AND SEX EDUCATION FORUM JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT

The PSHE association and Sex Education Forum have issued a joint statement calling for SRE to be part of wider statutory PSHE provision.

Recent calls, including recommendations from four government committees, for statutory SRE are welcome. This joint statement sets out the arguments for why we need statutory provision of all PSHE, a holistic approach, promoting the safety and wellbeing of young people as they grow.

More on their joint statement can be found here

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/news/pshe-association-and-sef-joint-statement

Sign the Girlguiding petition

This Girlguiding petition to end sexual harassment in schools includes the following demands.

  • All schools have a duty to prevent and tackle sexual harassment and be held accountable  

  • National guidance to ensure schools know how to take a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment

  • Compulsory, high-quality Relationships and Sex Education in all schools, covering consent, online abuse, gender equality and healthy relationships.

You can sign it here https://www.change.org/p/end-sexual-harassment-in-schools

Teach SRE

We are really excited to be a setting up as a new training organisation, supporting schools to deliver excellent SRE.

We will be drawing on all the experience that we have had over the last eight years, working as senior trainers with  CWP resources. We hope to build on the relationships that we have in London schools but also to build contacts across the UK.

We will be keeping this page up to date with all our latest news, including any plans we have for training days and courses.

If we can help you in any way then do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Andrew and Kat

Source: www.teachsre.co.uk