Healthy Schools

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Our aim is for schools to ensure good-quality, age-appropriate RSE is available to all children and young people. We aim to increase teachers’ confidence in the delivery of RSE in the classroom through the provision of quality assured training and resources.

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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) for the 21st Century: Guidance

This document provides supplementary advice and information to teachers on topics that are missing from the Government’s statutory guidance on SRE (published in 2000) including issues about pornography, the safe use of technology, sexual consent, violence and exploitation.

This advice should be read alongside the Sex and Relationship Education Guidance (DfEE 0116/2000) which is statutory guidance for schools:


Sexting in schools and colleges:

Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people.

This advice is non-statutory and should be read alongside the Department for Education’s (DfE) Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance and non statutory Searching, Screening and Confiscation advice for schools.


Rise Up Sexting Poster

The Rise Up Campaign was developed with Manchester schools to raise awareness about the dangers of sexting in school.

Please display the poster in school, encouraging pupils to Rise Up and challenge negative behaviour online.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools