Support and resources for schools and parents on Relationships and Sex Education.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in schools to give our children and young people a better understanding of healthy relationships, sex and diversity – as well as the knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and the confidence to seek help when needed.

Relationships and Sex Education training programme 2019/2020 (FREE for Nottingham City Schools)

Information for Parents

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught in schools to give our children and young people a better understanding of healthy relationships, sex and diversity – as well as the knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and the confidence to seek help when needed.

Schools teach RSE throughout a child’s primary and secondary school life. Schools have a legal duty to teach RSE, set out in national guidance, good practice and legislation. It is something schools have done in one form or another for many years.

The content will vary to ensure it is age appropriate.

The Department for Education has also produced this Q&A document for parents

You can also watch our videos explaining more about RSE:

If you have concerns, please speak to your child’s teacher or head teacher who are best placed to know more about your school’s specific RSE content.

Nottingham is a diverse city that celebrates respect and inclusivity. In June 2019 Nottingham City elected members signed a statement showing their commitment to effective inclusive RSE for all children and young people in Nottingham. This outlines the importance of positive conversations with children and young people around healthy, respectful and safe relationships.

Information for schools

From September 2020 there will be a statutory requirement for primary schools to deliver Relationships Education, secondary schools to deliver Relationships and Sex Education and for both to deliver Health Education.

A final version of the government’s Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance was published in June 2019. This guidance updates the previous Sex and Relationships Education Guidance 2000. A summary of the key changes can be found here

The Department for Education has produced a series of FAQs. You can read it here.

We have a rich history in Nottingham of providing quality support to enable schools to provide effective Relationships and Sex Education that meets the needs of pupils.

Through our RSE consultant we provide professional development events, in-school support, lesson modelling, resources, guidance, and networking opportunities. This support is provided free of charge to Nottingham schools (please contact us for costs of services for schools outside of Nottingham City).  To find out more about what we can do for your school please get in touch.

Through the navigation links on the right you can find more information on the Nottingham City RSE Charter, RSE Day and useful RSE resources for primary and secondary.

For any support please contact:

Catherine Kirk RSE Consultant

Catherine.Kirk@nottinghamcity.gov.uk