When we researched schools' readiness for statutory Relationships and Sex Education from 2020, more than a third of head teachers told us they needed additional support to teach the subject, and that the topic is more effective when delivered as part of a broader PSHE curriculum.
We designed our new Relationships Education resources in response to this need. Offered as part of, and building on the foundations of our online SCARF programme, the resources combine the themes of keeping safe, relationships and growing and changing, meeting schools' SMSC, safeguarding and emotional wellbeing requirements.
A comprehensive set of age-appropriate online lesson plans (and related activity materials) for all primary year groups. A range of interactive, easy-to-use resources with teaching strategies included. Resouces include; relevant sorting cards, engaging scenarios, True or False? statements, storytelling, story boards, realistic and accurate body parts illustrations, timelines and drama techniques. They also signpost to further useful resources and educational films created by other, highly respected education and prevention charities such as the NSPCC and CEOP.
'Really well-suited to my class. Was easy to follow the lesson plans and I liked the video clips too. I would definitely use them again. '
- Teacher, Dorset
Keeping Safe - including specific themes addressing body image and ownership, safe and unsafe touches, secrets, staying safe online, sharing personal information and images (bulding on our existing BCyberwise resources)
Relationships - identifying healthy and unhealthy relationships including friendships, developing assertiveness and safe behaviours in relationships - building on the SCARF resources which address these issues.
Growing and changing - including human reproduction, how a baby is conceived and born, and physical and emotional changes at puberty.