Relationships education has been compulsory for pupils in primary education since September 2020. For secondary pupils, relationships and sex education (RSE) must be taught. Health education is now compulsory in all schools too.

  • In primary schools, the subjects should put in place the key building blocks for healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.
  • At secondary school, teaching builds on this and develops pupils’ understanding of health, with an increased focus on risk areas such as drugs and alcohol, as well as introducing knowledge about intimate relationships and sex and how to have positive and healthy sexual relationships.

The current RSHE guidance can be found here.

There are several resources for schools to support you in the delivery of RSHE. Please see below:

Chameleon

Chameleon provides puberty, sex education and relationships lesson and assembly plans for primary schools (ages 7-11) and RSHE webinars for staff including tackling online misogyny and resources on for secondary schools.
The Chameleon resources library and webinars free for Swindon’s schools. Sign up here

Get Real

Get Real sessions

Get Real Sessions are relationship and sex education sessions for secondary schools, encompassing the latest statutory RSE guidance within a spiral curriculum. Each session combines video based teaching with teacher led class activities. Further information about Get Real is available at: https://www.getrealsessions.co.uk/p/testimonials

Get Real Sessions are offering a 20% discount on an annual subscription for any school Swindon school that signs up by the end of July 2024. Schools can subscribe to individual modules or The Complete Get Real Sessions to cover the whole of the RSE statutory guidance.  For more information visit www.getrealsessions.co.uk or email Becky Blackledge to take up this offer or arrange a meeting to find out more.  becky@getrealsessions.co.uk 

 

Jigsaw

Jigsaw provides resources (charge for these) and free webinars. The resources library includes education lesson and assembly plans for primary schools and RSHE lesson plans and assemblies for secondary schools. Jigsaw resources can be accessed here. 

NSPCC

NSPCC provides the following free RSHE resources for schools:

  • Speak Out. Stay Safe: 2 versions of a virtual assembly suitable for 5 – 7yrs and 7 -11yrs. Face to face workshops are available for Y2, 5 and 6. Helps pupils understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs, understand that it is never a child’s fault and that they have the right to be safe, and know the sources of help available to them. 
  • RSHE and RSE resources and lesson plans for all key stages.
  • Online safety hub
  • Talk Relationships free package of support to help secondary schools confidently deliver inclusive RSHE. This includes:
    • eLearning courses to support school to implement and deliver RSHE
    • lesson plans including plans for young people with SEND
    • dedicated helpline for secondary school staff.

NSPCC resources for schools can be accessed here.

 

Sex, Lies & Love Project 

Free offer for Swindon secondary schools based around the reduction of violence against women and girls:

  • 12-week ‘Safer Relationships’ programme, beginning with a workshop with Founder of Sex, Lies & Love Project focusing on harmful behaviour in relationships, consent, coercion, and online safety. The workshop is open to up to 40 young women from Year 9 and Year 10, and the content delivered can be tailored.
  • 11 mentoring sessions where young women can self-refer themselves for support around safer relationships. 

Team SMASH can offer this programme to two Swindon secondary schools from April 2024 until the end of the summer term, and can take further bookings for September 2024 and January 2025.

To find out more about the Sex, Lies & Love Project, please visit The Sex, Lies & Love Project (thesllproject.co.uk) Contacts: rowan@teamsmash.org.uk and kat@teamsmash.org.uk

Workshops:

  • Three different workshops which can be delivered in isolation, or Barnardos can run all three.
  • One hour long and specifically aimed at Yr 6 or secondary school students.
  • Pupils are given a card listing names and contact numbers of organisations where they can go for further help and advice.
  • Maximum of 30 students per hour slot.
  • Unlike 1:1 and group work, these workshops can be delivered to male and female students; no referrals are required.
  • Topics: Healthy relationships, grooming and exploitation; being safe and online safety.

Book via: saferstreetsswindon@barnardos.org.uk

See anti-bullying resources on the emotional health and wellbeing page

 

Swindon Women's Aid

  • Domestic Abuse Aware Schools Award.
  • Education Outreach Service: a specialist support service for CYP who have experienced/witnessed domestic abuse and 1-2-1 support for those aged 7 to 18 delivered through Swindon schools or colleges
  • Young person’s violence advisor 12 - 24 year olds
  • Group work with children aged 8 – 18yrs – recovery toolkit and helping hands
  • Healthy Relationship Education in Secondary Schools
  • Primary Schools Workshops – focused on protective behaviours and positive friendships

View more: https://swadomesticabuse.org/our-services/children-young-people/

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Poster

This valuable resource is aimed at raising awareness among young people. Supported by funding from Safer Streets, Prime Theatre collaborated with Cr8 Studios and schools in Swindon to develop three scenarios facilitating discussions on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The attached poster features a QR code that grants access to the films and accompanying resources tailored for each scenario. 

Diversity Role Models offer a range of services focused on specific support, from our whole school package to primary or secondary workshops. We also provide a range of primary and secondary resources that are available to download for free.

Book a workshop (diversityrolemodels.org)

Download Diversity Role Models education resources

Parent and carer training

 

 

Brook provide free lesson plans and resources to support RSHE for primary and secondary schools: https://www.brook.org.uk/resources/

 

Stalking and harassment 

Alice Ruggles Trust - teaching 

Educational Resources | Suzy Lamplugh Trust

 

Template withdrawal form for parents and carers

Following on from feedback from schools, we have developed a template form for you to give parents wishing to withdraw their children from sex education within RSHE. You can update this with your school's details. 

Download the template form here

 

Swindon Sexual Health Services

Work creatively to reach young people and vulnerable adults who may struggle to access mainstream sexual health services.

Based in Swindon Health Centre and can see young people in schools, in their own homes or wherever they are comfortable to meet.

Take referrals  from any person working with young people or vulnerable adults, who would benefit from a little more support.

To refer:

gwh.sexualhealth.outreach@nhs.net

Phone: 01793 607877,78,79

07920829019 – Gemma;       07920829032 – Sarah;       07775035922- Cara and Jess

 

Swindon's School Nursing Team

The School Nursing Team and provide 1:1 support around sexual health to pupils. To refer a pupil, please fill out the following: School Nursing referral form