Improving relationships and sex education

In March 2014 new SRE guidance was published: Sex and Relationships Education for the 21st Century, supplementing the existing statutory Department for Education guidance for schools. Developed by Brook, the PSHE Association and the Sex Education Forum, this guidance includes updated information addressing 21st century challenges such as online pornography and staying safe online.


Drafting your Sex and Relationship Policy 

This document aims to help schools to create a draft policy. It is essential to make this draft document available for consultation to the parent and student body, professional colleagues and school governors.

Drafting Your Sex and Relationships Education Policy - PSHE Association August 2013.pdf



The Sex Education Forum (SEF) provide a comprehensive catalogue of resources that schools may find helpful when planning their SRE: this includes regularly updated detailed advice about finding, choosing and using resources and regularly updated resource lists:

Their helpful checklist aims to help primary and secondary schools to provide excellent SRE and can readily be adapted for use in FE and youth settings.


The SEF also offers guidance for schools wishing to engage external visitors in SRE provision.


The Family Planning Association have also produced a resource aimed at primary schools.

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