Training Courses

Delivering Primary SRE with Confidence


Links between this course and the recent Ofsted report ’ Not yet good enough: personal, social, health and economic education in schools’:

‘Sex and relationships education required improvement in over a third of schools. In primary schools this was because too much emphasis was placed on friendships and relationships, leaving pupils ill-prepared for physical and emotional changes during puberty, which many begin to experience before they reach secondary school.’

‘Lack of high-quality, age-appropriate sex and relationships education in more than a third of schools is a concern as it may leave children and young people vulnerable to inappropriate sexual behaviours and sexual exploitation. This is because they have not been taught the appropriate language or developed the confidence to describe unwanted behaviours or know where to go to for help.


  • Increase delegates’ confidence in approaches to teaching the more sensitive aspects of SRE e.g. puberty and reproduction
  • Consider aspects of confidentiality and matching policy with practice
  • Learn ways to create a safe environment using ground rules and non negotiable rules
  • Learn ways to respond to awkward and/or personal questions
  • Consider how to introduce and use agreed vocabulary in SRE lessons
  • Law and guidance around the content of the SRE curriculum
  • Consider what might be covered within puberty and reproduction lessons
  • Explore elements from the SRE units in the new PSHE Scheme of Work
  • View and discuss a selection of DVDs (including interactive tools) and resources schools may use to support the teaching of puberty and reproduction
  • An opportunity to discuss any concerns and share/suggest ideas for alleviating these concerns
  • Explore how active learning methods and increased pupil participation can improve learning outcomes
  • Course length: Full day
  • Theme: PSHE

We currently have no upcoming events for this course.