This book provides an overview essential for a proper understanding of effective approaches to PSHE education in secondary education and the valuable role it can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Coverage includes: • The importance and scope of PSHE education • The theory and research evidence for effective practice in the secondary school • School structures which support effective teaching and learning in PSHE education • Assessment for, and of, learning in PSHE education • The role of visiting experts in PSHE education • Overlaps with pastoral and therapeutic support
Chapter 10: Understanding Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) within PSHE Education
Understanding Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) within PSHE Education
It is impossible to cover an aspect of PSHE education as large as RSE in one chapter, however, through reading and reflecting on the content of this chapter you will begin to:
- understand the breadth of learning that makes up RSE
- be able to establish a safe learning environment in the classroom
- have strategies for managing pupils’ questions
- have a generic methodology that will enable you to begin to teach RSE in a way that is relevant to young people.
Before we start
What comes into your mind when you hear the words ‘sex education’?