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Making Space in RSE - call for contributors

17 February 2021

The Sex Education Forum are calling for contributors who would like to share insights relating to BAME lived experience and the wide ranging themes that are encompassed by Relationships and Sex Education.

‘Making Space in RSE’ is an innovation project funded by Public Health England and run by Sex Education Forum, in partnership with Bristol City Council. Teachers involved in the project will reflect on Relationships and Sex Education through a racial justice lens. Twenty teachers have been recruited from primary, secondary and special schools in Bristol and the South West and are participating in a series of 4 professional development webinars between January and March 2021.

The webinars explore taking an assets-based approach to involving Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) parents; BAME pupil involvement and voice; the RSE curriculum and finally our identities as RSE teachers. The aim is to find practical actions to deliver RSE which better meets the needs of BAME children and young people and their families. 

The Sex Education Forum are calling for contributors from Bristol and South West and nationally, who would like to share insights relating to BAME lived experience and the wide ranging themes that are encompassed by Relationships and Sex Education. Contributions can take the form of an existing blog, vlog, poem, story, article, essay or report or other media. A toolkit and 'reading list' will be created from the project and disseminated nationally. Contributions in the toolkit will be fully credited and referenced. 

The ‘Making Space’ CPD programme is supporting participants to
•    Carry out parental engagement and pupil voice activities about RSE to give an affirmative voice to BAME lived experience
•    Learn from local community organisations and national expertise about topics within RSHE that are impacted by race and racism, thus informing curriculum planning across the subject.  
•    Connect a racial justice lens in RSE with wider school action on racism, equalities and inclusion
•    Contribute to a ‘Making Space in RSE’ toolkit for national publication

To contribute please contact Lucy Emmerson, Director, Sex Education Forum by 15 March 2021 
Email: sexedforum@ncb.org.uk