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Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND - specialist RSE training

2 July 2020

Our range of specialist RSE training supports you with ongoing CPD to meet the needs of pupils with SEND in your setting. Book onto the next available course or commission a bespoke programme. 


75 minute webinar 'Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND in RSE'. This session identifies key concerns for RSE provision for learners with additional needs, explores how to create a safe learning environment in the SEND RSE classroom and gets participants started in developing differentiated, age-appropriate curriculum for learners with unique needs.

Full course

One-day SEND specialist RSE course offered remotely or face-to-face is for PSHE leads, SENCO, teaching staff and members of the senior leadership team in special schools, and who support learners with additional and unique learning needs in mainstream schools. A full course description is provided below. 

Specialist CPD programme

Our new suite of 9 x specialist 75 minute webinars examing different aspects of RSE and are underpinned by a whole-school approach. Webinar topics include: 

  1. Consulting with parents and pupils
  2. Personalised learning and the EHC plan
  3. The teaching team
  4. The learning environment
  5. Consent and touch: younger learners
  6. Consent and touch: older learners
  7. Distancing techniques
  8. Creative assessment of RSE
  9. RSE and Preparing for Adulthood outcomes

This programme is designed to offer a comprehensive programme of CPD, ideal for subject leads and specialist teachers. Participants may elect to complete the full programme of 8 or 9 (depending on whether you work with older and younger learners), or alternatively you may select individual sessions to tailor to your particular CPD needs.

SEND inclusive RSE in mainstream settings

A 2 hour webinar for staff supporting and delivering RSE for pupils with SEND in mainstream settings.  


Course description: One-day SEND specialist RSE course

Participants work individually and in groups to explore the implications of statutory status and identify realistic, achievable goals for their school. The session considers specific challenges faced by learners with special educational needs and disabilities, and supports teachers and staff to create inclusive, accessible and needs-led relationships and sex education.

The course is available remotely or face-to-face. There are opportunities to learn from colleagues, and a full set of course materials made available digitally. The programme for the day begins runs from 9.30am - 3.30 and includes conferencing with the facilitator, specified time for individual activities and a lunch break.  

During the course participants will:

  • Explore the new legislation and what it means for schools, including guidance, Ofsted requirements, and safeguarding
  • Examine ways to facilitate consultation with staff, pupils and parents
  • Identify good practice and understand how to assess, monitor and evaluate teaching and learning in RSE
  • Explore teacher values and specific considerations for RSE in the SEND classroom
  • Increase teacher confidence in developing age appropriate curriculum for learners with SEND in primary and secondary settings, including what to teach and when, and how to answer learners’ questions
  • Examine ways to approach topics such as touch and consent, language and vocabulary, and how to ensure an LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum
  • Create a toolkit for lesson planning, by exploring existing resources and participating in group planning activities
  • Share experiences and best practice with colleagues, and develop your network

This course can be commissioned for your setting - contact for details, or book onto our next course as an individual. 

A list of RSE resources for SEND is available to download for our members, and also provided as part of the training course. 

What participants say:

“I found all of it really useful. Having the statutory requirements explained, looking at ways to put it into practise and meeting other people with similar challenges. I feel really confident.”

“Everything was practical and relaxed with plenty of hands-on activities and the chances to share expertise were great”