There are lots of free resources available for educators to use to deliver and enhance RSE lessons. You should check each of these carefully before use to ensure they are appropriate for the age and maturity of pupils and sensitive to community needs. You must ensure the resources chosen are up to date and medically accurate.
The list below shares some examples of the free resources which are available.
A – Z of Relationships, Sex and Health Education: Tough Cookies Education.
Public Health England website – resources covering relationships and bullying, alcohol, smoking, stress, body image, with videos made by young people and resources tested with teachers
Thinkuknow – the education programme from National Crime Agency (NCA)-Child Exploitation Online Programme (CEOP), which protects children both online and offline. The site offers materials for parents, teachers and pupils on a wide range of online safety issues and facts about areas such as digital footprints, recognising fake websites and checking URLs.
Toughcookies.info – a website which provides a reliable source of information for children and young people aged 8 – 12 years that is factually correct, age-appropriate, with relevant, up to date and safe content. Its main objective is to support pre-teens to live happy and healthy lives.
Resources which are available to buy:
4Boys/4Girls snapper leaflet
These pocket-sized, folding paper snapper games are effective ways to reinforce learning from the 4Boys and 4Girls booklet.
Breast Self-Examination (BSE) and Testicular Self Examination (TSE) Model
The resource contains a teen BSE and TSE model to teach young people the importance of the early detection of cancer.
Available from: www.anatomystuff.co.uk
Contraceptive Display Kit
The Contraceptive Display Kit is an ideal resource to facilitate thinking and talking about different methods of contraception.
The Period Game is a board game designed to teach menstruation in a fun, engaging way.
Tough Cookies Toolkit for Sex Ed
The Tough Cookies Toolkit for Sex Ed provides a reliable source of information for teachers, teaching assistants and youth workers that is factually correct, age-appropriate, with relevant, up to date and inclusive content.