The Sex Education Forum (SEF) has developed a poster which explains what is needed for good quality RSE in a school. The 12 points of the statement on the poster are based on research evidence and are supported by a wide range of partners, including NSPCC, Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society and NCB, and education unions ASCL, NASUWT, NEU, NAHT and UNISON. They are also supported by an increasing number of MPs and Peers.
SEF has produced the poster now because:
- the evidence base for good quality RSE is well established – we know what constitutes good practice.
- The start date for statutory RSE is September 2019 but schools can start preparing for that now.
- The Government has appointed Ian Bauckham to advise on RSE and lead stakeholder engagement, but no date has been fixed for publication of the draft guidance – schools need confidence about what constitutes good practice.
Schools are invited to download and use the statement to make their own commitment to good quality RSE. Whether the school’s RSE is already well established, or needs further improvement, the poster can be displayed, shared with parents, staff and governors and used as a springboard to develop the quality of RSE provision the school is working towards.
Download schools poster displaying ‘Our school is committed to RSE….’
Educators and organisations that support schools with RSE can display their own statement of commitment Download supporter poster displaying ‘We are committed to RSE….’
A4 and A3 versions of both versions of the poster are available to download from the SEF website
For up to date information about the legislation for statutory RSE, here’s a link to the Sex Education Forum FAQs