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RSE Teaching Awards

With Relationships and Sex Education becoming statutory in all schools from September 2020 it’s time to put the spotlight on excellent teaching in the subject. We are delighted to launch the RSE Teaching Awards.

Take a look at the entry form below (it can take a few seconds to load) and get your nomination in by 5 June 2020* (*Extended to Monday 8th June) 

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Relationships and Sex Education: Teaching Awards 2020

Celebrating excellence in teaching RSE 


With Relationships and Sex Education becoming statutory in all schools from September 2020 it’s time to put the spotlight on excellent teaching in the subject. We are delighted to launch the 2nd annual RSE Teaching Awards. 


Enjoyable and useful RSE lessons depend on excellent teaching in the subject. We are calling for nominations for confident, knowledgeable and creative teachers of RSE. This summer, awards will be given for:

  • Best RSE teacher 2020 – primary

  • Best RSE teacher 2020 – secondary

  • Best RSE teacher 2020 – special school

  • Best RSE teacher 2020 – adapting to remote education and the context of the Covid-19 pandemic  

A judging panel including young people will decide on the winner, to be announced on RSE Day, 25 June 2020. 


Pupils, parents, governors/trustees and school staff can nominate a teacher of RSE. 


To make your nomination please compete this form and send it to us by Friday 5th June 2020  – by email to sexedforum@ncb.org.uk 









Please use this space to explain, in up to 250 words, why you are nominating this teacher / educator? You might like to tell us:

  • About a topic that they teach brilliantly

  • How they make lessons enjoyable, relevant and safe to take part in

  • How the work done in RSE lessons is shared with other people. This might be sharing with parents, pupils in other classes or year groups, or another school. 

  • How the person nominated works with other school staff so that RSE is a team effort.

For more inspiration have a look at the Sex Education Forum’s 12 principles for RSE, which are all based on research evidence and supported by children’s charities and education unions. This is also available in Easy Read, developed by Mencap.


To support your nomination you might like to add a maximum of one piece of supporting evidence such as

  • photos, drawings,

  • a short video clip please upload your video as a private YouTube video and send us a link. No more than 2 minutes in length.

Judges will score nominations for all categories using the following criteria. If you are applying for the ‘remote education / Covid-19’ category please focus on this in the 250 words you submit.

  1. Is there evidence that RSE is safe, so that all pupils feel included and OK about taking part?

  2. Is there evidence from pupils that RSE is enjoyable? 

  3. Is the RSE designed to meet the real-life needs of that age-group? 

  4. Will the RSE that is offered now be able to carry on in the future, even if the teacher that has been nominated wasn’t there?

  5. Does the RSE have ‘star quality’, something that makes it really excellent and exceptional?







Please note that we will contact the named Head Teacher or Assistant Head Teacher should this be a winning nomination. 
We will keep your data secure, it will only be used for the purpose of this competition and we will only hold personal data until December 2020 when it will be securely destroyed.