Resources for RSE

Finding, choosing and using resources

Well chosen resources can enrich the teaching and learning of SRE. Our resources are designed to help review, plan and deilver SRE. To help you find the resource you need you can either:


Resource list - Primary 

Resource list - Secondary 

Resource list - Special needs & Disability

Resource list - Parents and carers 

Resource list - Further Education / Post-16


The Sex Education Forum advises professionals, parents and carers to make their own choices about which resources to use. The questions below provide some guidance on choosing and using a resource that will contribute to good quality sex and relationships education.

Choosing a resource

  • Is the resource consistent with the values set out in the school SRE policy
  • Is it factually correct and up-to-date? 
  • Does it encourage active and participatory learning?
  • Is the resource contemporary in terms of the realities of children and young people's lives?
  • Does the resource portray positive images of a range of children and young people?
  • Does the resource show positive role models for girls and boys / women and men and avoid stereotypes relating to gender and sexual orientation?
  • Is the resource inclusive on the basis of home and family circumstance, gender, sexuality, race, faith, culture and disability?
  • Is it appropriate for the age, ability and maturity of the children and young people?
  • Have resources been evaluated by children and young people and feedback acted upon?
  • Have parents and carers been consulted about resources? 
  • Are teachers confident about using the resource?

Using a resource

  • Will the resource be used in its entirety or will it be more appropriate to adapt it and select from it?
  • Does use of the resource fit into a planned and developmental programme of SRE?
  • Is there a range of types of resource being used across the SRE programme including a variety of formats such as video, audio, visual, games, and models?