Teaching 'consent' in 21st century sex and relationships education (Secondary)


This one-day training equips SRE teachers and PSHE leads with the skills and confidence to deliver an SRE curriculum which is pro-active in teaching about consent. With one in three young people saying they did not learn anything about consent at school, and many more still lacking baskc knowledge about what a healthy relationship looks like, teaching about consent is vital for safeguarding. 

Relevant legislationa and guidance will be covered in the training, particularly the expectation that schools should teach about safeguarding, which is set out in the updated statutory Government safeguarding guidance for schools which comes into effect from 5 September 2016.

The training is practical and interactive, with opportunities to trial, review and adapt resources to meet the needs of individual schools. Participants will explore teaching on 21st century issues such as sexting and pornography and find out how consent is linked to teaching on wider SRE topics, including gender stereotypes, peer pressure and power.

For more information and training outcomes, see our training flyer


Participant feedback

"Excellent resource suggestions have been helpful. I will certainly feel more confident"

"Knowing more about the legal aspects of pornography and sexting now allows to confidently discuss this"

"I feel better able and more confident about consent and the law, and moral questions"


Booking information 

To commission this training, please contact Polly Haste, Sex Education Forum training lead

Tel: 0207 843 6007