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Teaching Positive Sexual Health (Secondary)

5 November 2018


This CPD course is for secondary teachers new to RSE or educators wishing to develop their confidence to teach about  sexual health including genital anatomy. Experienced sexual health doctor and trainer, Dr Eleanor Draeger, will explore how to plan and deliver effective teaching and learning around:

  • genital anatomy
  • puberty and sexual development
  • reproduction and fertility
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • contraception
  • pregnancy choices 
  • Social and emotional dimensions of sexual health

Participants will explore how each of these topics maps across a comprehensive programme of RSE that is compliant with new legislation. There will be opportunities to assess a wide range of quality-assured resources for learning about sexual anatomy, including teaching about body diversity and how to know if your genitals are healthy. A FREE copy of our Sex Ed Sorted lesson materials for Key Stage 3 is provided. Participants will explore approaches for facilitating safe and open discussions about sexual rights and responsibilities, exploring contemporary issues such as genital cosmetic surgery, assisted fertility and HIV transmission, treatment and prevention.

The focus will be on meeting young people’s need for RSE which presents a positive view of human sexuality and medically accurate information about both the genitals and sexual and reproductive health. The training will model LGBT+ inclusive approaches to sexual health and attention will be given to meeting the needs of pupils with SEN.

This course also equips participants to use Sex Ed Sorted – a suite of Key Stage 3 lesson materials focused on sexual and reproductive health, developed by the Sex Education Forum for the ‘Healthy Minds’ programme.

What participants say

“Excellent course, so informative, didn't want it to end”

"So much information in one day, lots of new resources to take back to our school"

“Dr Eleanor was a brilliant facilitator”