Sex and Relationship Education Guidance

This brief should be read in conjunction with the DfEE's Guidance on Sex and Relationship Education, which defines the need for all schools to have a Sex and Relationship Education policy. This Guidance also imparts information on how Sex and Relationship Education can be taught within the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship frameworks.

Trainees, by the nature of their role and the time spent in schools, can have less well-established relationships with pupils than experienced teachers. ITT providers offering training in Sex and Relationship Education often highlight the following areas when working with trainees:

Setting boundaries

Established, ...

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their child sex education and the parents play the vital rule in the development of child's upbringing.

Selecting appropriate materials

As for all teachers, trainees must select materials that are in accord with the PSHE outline and the law. Providers will also wish to make sure that trainees can protect student from accessing unsuitable web-based material.

Understanding legal and pastoral responsibilities

Trainees are not employed by schools as teachers but they do have errands for students and their parents. Trainees need to be aware of and apply the school's policy on confidentiality and adhere to the legal requirements on child protection.

Teaching and learning approaches

Many approaches to Sex and Relationship Education use a very wide range of teaching and learning styles such as circle time, use of visitors, active learning, same-sex friendship groups, and parents in the classroom. Trainees may not be recognizable or confident with these approaches and ...

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