Resources

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

A range of resources, including lesson plans and activity ideas, have been developed to enable you to deliver good quality RSE in school. If you are signed up to Manchester Healthy Schools you can log in and download our free primary resource Growing and Changing Together or our secondary safeguarding resource, I Matter which can be delivered in school.

Schools not signed up to Manchester Healthy Schools can still access national reports and guidance which we hope will be useful to improve RSE and safeguarding in school.


If you are struggling to find a particular resource, please do get in touch to let us know: cat.bowers@mft.nhs.uk.


Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to ensuring good-quality, age-appropriate RSE is available to all children and young people across the city.

Resources

***NEW I MATTER SEN RESOURCE***

This folder contains all of the new I Matter SEN Resources and PowerPoints for Key Stage 2-5.

The file will need to be downloaded and unzipped to gain access to all of the files (right click with your mouse).

Some sessions are relevant to mainstream primary schools and could be delivered as part of Growing and Changing Together.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

*RSE Guidance Update and Networking Event- NOW INCLUDING SCHOOL FEEDBACK* -1st May 2019 - Slides

*THIS RESOURCE NOW INCLUDES SCHOOL RESPONSES TO RSE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS - SEE NOTES BELOW EACH SLIDE*

This powerpoint contains:

  • an update of the Feb 2019 DfE RSE and Health Education Guidance
  • what to include in a policy review
  • resources to audit whole-school RSE approach and specific subject content
  • how to become an RSE and Health Early Adopter 2019 with DfE
  • case studies of best practice from a primary and secondary setting
  • RSE Best Practice Tips
  • upcoming training

*further links and resources found in the NOTES section underneath each slide*

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Child sexual exploitation

Definition and a guide for practitioners, local leaders and decision makers working to protect children from child sexual exploitation.

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Department for Education: Keeping Children Safe in Education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

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DfE Statutory Guidance 2019 - Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Final DfE Statutory Guidance for governing bodies, proprietors, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams, teachers

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Disrespect NoBody

This Home Office PSHE resource has been designed to help young people understand and maintain healthy relationships. It covers topics such as consent, controlling behaviour, violence and abuse. The resource helps pupils develop key skills that are intrinsic to healthy relationships such as empathy, respect, communication and negotiation.

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Forced Marriage Poster

Poster to display in school.communcity including the forced marriage helpline contact details.

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Free LGBTQ+ Poster

Download your free Healthy Schools 'LGBTQ+ More Information' poster to display in your school

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Frequently asked questions on pornography and sharing of sexual images in PSHE education

Guidance on existing legislation, school policies, and teaching approaches to address pornography and the sharing of sexual images.

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I Matter: World Aids Day: Basic HIV Lesson Plan

World AIDS takes places each year on the 1st December.


Teaching awareness about HIV/AIDS is statutory responsibility in secondary school and World AIDS days in excellent time to raise awareness, campaign and to challenge the stigma that still exists for so many living with the virus.


This session is based around a PowerPoint and can be delivered as stand alone session or over a series of form time sessions.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Manchester Public Health Library Leaflet

This leaflet contains all of the information you need to know about the Public Health Library and how you can hire free resources for your school.

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Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation – procedural information

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in England and Wales under the FGM Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”). It is a form of child abuse and violence against women. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Section 5B of the 2003 Act introduces a mandatory reporting duty which requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in England and Wales to report ‘known’ cases of FGM in under 18s which they identify in the course of their professional work to the police.



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Nurturing Relationships in COVID-19 - Mental Health Foundation

A post from Mental Health Foundation - 30th July 2020

This post offers tips and strategies about how to maintain our relationships during the coronavirus pandemic.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Parent FAQs on RSE

This folder has FAQ leaflets and guide documents for parents about the new RSE statutory guidance.

The leaflet aims to address common misconceptions and answer FAQs. The DfE information guides offer a clear overview of what then new changes are and what parents' rights are. The guides are in Somali, Arabic, Urdu & English.


Schools can include these guides in any consultation meetings, parent info packs or upload them to their school website.

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Periods & Puberty School Nurse Video Lessons

Videos of our school nurses delivering Period & Puberty workshops

Includes:

  • Year 4, 5 & 6 Puberty Workshops
  • Period Workshop
  • Teacher FAQs videos

This download includes YouTube links to these video lessons as well as the PowerPoint slides for each lesson for teachers wishing to deliver the workshop themselves.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Primary Schools: Parents Letter

The draft parents letter invites parents to schools to find out more about RSE in school. Please feel free to amend/delete as appropriate to meet the needs of your school community.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Recommended Book List

This is a list of recommended books to explore relationships and sex education. It is recommended that all books are reviewed before presenting to children.

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Relationships and Sex Education Sign posting and Guidance

Relationships and Sex Education resource for advice, guidance and support for young people, staff and families

This resource is only available for Manchester 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

RSE and Health Education Audit Tool - Primary

This audit tool will help you analyse what content is already being delivered from the new Statutory RSE and Health Education Guidance and it will also highlight any gaps in your current curriculum.

Please note this excel document has three pages:

  • Statutory 2020 RSE
  • Statutory 2020 Health Education
  • Additional Recommended Content (in order to ensure your school has a robust PSHE curriculum)

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

RSE and Health Education Audit Tool - Secondary

This audit tool will help you analyse what content is already being delivered from the new Statutory RSE and Health Education Guidance and it will also highlight any gaps in your current curriculum.

Please note this excel document has three pages:

  • Statutory 2020 RSE
  • Statutory 2020 Health Education
  • Additional Recommended Content (in order to ensure your school has a robust PSHE curriculum)

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

RSE and Social Distancing - Sex Education Forum

This is a blog post from the Sex Education Forum about things we should consider when delivering RSE during the coronavirus pandemic in order to support our young people through this difficult time.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

RSE Policy Writing Toolkit

Our RSE Policy Writing Toolkit for Primary & Secondary includes:

  • Template
  • Audit & guide
  • Example policies

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Safelives Insight -National briefing on children living with domestic abuse

At the time they start school, at least one child in every class will have been living with domestic abuse since they were born. SafeLives Insights dataset reveals that two in five children (41%) in families where there is domestic abuse have been living with that abuse since they were born. Read their insights document to find out more about how this affects young people and what can be done to protect them.

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Searching, screening and confiscation

Advice for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies.


This advice is intended to explain schools’ powers of screening and searching pupils so that school staff have the confidence to use them. In particular it explains the use of the power to search pupils without consent. It also explains the powers schools have to seize and then confiscate items found during a search. It includes statutory guidance which schools must have regard to. 


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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:

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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.

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Sexual Orientation Act

The Equality Act made simple (stonewall)

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Trans* Inclusion toolkit

This resource was developed between the Brighton & Hove City Council’s Standards & Achievement Team and Allsorts Youth Project and published in June 2013.


This toolkit provides information and guidance to schools and college on how to support transgender and gender questioning pupils and students and prevent transphobia.


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Whole School RSE Audit Tool - Sex Education Forum

'This audit tool has been designed to give a snapshot of RSE provision in your school and uses a ‘RAG’ rating system to enable to quickly identify areas of weakness and strength in RSE provision, based on a set of best practice criteria mapped against a whole school approach. It covers areas such as leadership, policy, pupil voice and parent communciation.' Sex Education Forum

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools