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*New for 2018* Teaching Positive Sexual Health (Secondary) - London

09:30 — 16:00
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA

Did you know that teaching about sexual health will be part of the requirements for statutory RSE in secondary schools from September 2019?

This CPD course is for teachers new to RSE or wishing to develop their confidence to teach about genital anatomy and sexual health. 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
  • STIs and contraception
  • 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 is part of a suite of CPD opportunities to support schools as they get ready for statutory Relationships and Sex Education. All schools will be required to teach about sexual health from September 2019. 

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.

Participants will:
  • Develop their understanding of legislation and requirements in relation to sexual health
  • Increase confidence to deliver lessons on sexual health, STIs and contraception
  • Explore a wide range of resources and approaches for teaching about the body and sexual development, including puberty
  • Practice responding to difficult questions and facilitating discussion on personal topics 
  • Identify good practice and understand how to assess, monitor and evaluate teaching and learning
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”