Limited-run podcast series featuring leading voices from across the education sector exploring what the game-changing DfE RSHE requirements will mean for teachers and what they can do ensure they’re ‘RSHE ready’.
RSHE Ready — Choosing Age-Appropriate RSHE Resources
Jenny Barksfield (PSHE Association) and Lucy Emmerson (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.
PSHE Association Programme of Study: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/pos
PSHE Association Programme Builders https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/pbs
Sex Education Forum age guides for sex education: https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/resources/advice-guidance/rse-definitions-guide
Sex Education Forum checklist for using external agencies for RSE: https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/resources/advice-guidance/external-agencies-and-rse
PSHE Association Selecting and working with visitors and speakers guidance: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/selecting-and-working-visitors-and-speakers-%E2%80%94
PSHE Association Quality Assured resources: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/resources-and-curriculum
3 steps to RSHE success guidance: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content/three-steps-rshe-success-plan-your-relationships
RSHE Ready — 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.
Visit www.neu.org.uk to join the National Education Union.
Mentioned in this episode:
NSPCC: How safe are our children? (featuring contribution from Sally Thomas): https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/how-safe-are-our-children
DfE Statutory RSHE guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education
Inclusion and belonging (PSHE Association): https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/inclusion-belonging-addressing-extremism-%E2%80%94-ks1-2
Handling complex issues safely in the PSHE classroom (PSHE Association): https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/handling-complex-issues-safely-pshe-education
Anti-racism framework (NEU): https://neu.org.uk/anti-racism-charter
RSHE Ready: 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.
Visit www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/ and www.ascl.org.uk/ to find out more about the featured organisations.
Mentioned in this episode:
RSE for pupils with SEND — short guide (SEF): https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/resources/advice-guidance/rse-pupils-send-short-guide
Planning Framework for pupils with SEND (PSHE Association): https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/pshe-education-planning-framework-pupils-send-key
SEND Hub (including DfE webinar): www.pshe-association.org.uk/send
Mencap Relationships and Sex vision statement: https://www.mencap.org.uk/about-us/what-we-think/relationships-and-sex-what-we-think
Sex Education Forum CPD: https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/training-and-consultancy/training
PSHE Association CPD: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/cpd-and-training/events
RSHE Ready - Hearing young people’s views
Presented by Jeremy Sachs from the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH), the latest episode 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.
Find out more about AYPH & become a member: https://www.youngpeopleshealth.org.uk/
Trailer — Summer Term 2021
A sneak preview of what's coming up on RSHE Ready after the Easter holidays. Thanks to everyone who's listened and subscribed so far.
See the 3 steps to RSHE success page featuring implementation guidance from ASCL, NAHT, NEU, the PSHE Association and the Sex Education Forum — to support schools with statutory RSHE curriculum requirements. www.pshe-association.org.uk/3stepsrshe
RSHE Ready - 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).
Visit https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/ to join the Sex Education Forum and find out more.
Mentioned in this episode:
RSE Definitions Guide (SEF): https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/resources/advice-guidance/rse-definitions-guide
Programme of Study (PSHE Association): www.pshe-association.org.uk/pos
Sex Education Forum CPD: https://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/training-and-consultancy
PSHE Association CPD: pshe-association.org.uk/cpd
UNESCO International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260770