This package is suggested for:
 
  • Schools who are looking to start delivering RSE in their primary schools
  • School who have previously offered only a basic programme of RSE
  • Schools wanting to  review and improve their RSE
  • Schools facing potential opposition to RSE from staff, governors or parents
 
This programme is particularly effective in engaging the whole school community in developing a bespoke policy and programme of Relationships and Sex education.
 
The aim of this programme is to support your school to develop a clear and meaningful policy and scheme of work, tailor made to the ethos and values of the school. It is based on the needs of the children and also works with their parents, the staff and governors to ensure the school can provide effective Relationships and Growing up Education that meets their safeguarding and health and well-being responsibilities. 
 
The whole process is led by one of our experienced PSHE & Citizenship Advisors who will support your school fully through each element.
 
The support package comprises of:
 
  • Introduction meeting:
 
The consultant will meet with appropriate staff to provide a full outline of the project and familiarise themselves with the members of staff who will be working on the project. Schools can discuss their needs and any issues that relate to the provision of RSE. The logistics and timing for the rest of the program will be arranged.
 
  • Staff and governor Introduction
 
A staff and governor twilight will raise awareness of the importance of RSE in primary schools, introduce the program and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
 
  • Pupil consultation
 
The pupil consultation forms the foundation of the programme and the development of the schools RSE. It comprises of two days of pupil consultation with pupils from yr 2- 6. (This is not a lesson and no topics will be taught through this session.)
 
 The purpose of the consultation is to:
 
  • Identify pupil knowledge and understanding of growing up and relationships
  • Find out where they pick up information about growing up 
  • Identify where they would go for help 
  • Find out their worries or questions about growing up 
  • Identify particular issues that may be impacting on children within the school community
 
The consultation can be delivered to up to 12 children per session and each session takes approx. 1hr. The sessions can be delivered within mixed or single sex groups depending on the age and needs of the children. A member of staff must be present throughout the consultation. The school is provided with a write up of all comments and information received from the children during the consultation.
 
Parent engagement and awareness raising session:
 
Parents are given a brief overview of what RSE is and the guidance and requirements for schools. They are then provided with a detailed breakdown of the children’s consultation. This is linked to the key areas of RSE highlighting the importance and need for effective relationships education in supporting their children to be prepared for adulthood. This work provides a half day of support including up to 2 mixed or single sex sessions plus a drop in. Parents are also invited to fill in a questionnaire to gain their views.
 
Staff Consultation:
 
Pupil and parent responses are fed back to staff as they are given the opportunity to explore RSE, identifying the topics included and how they might begin and progress throughout the school. Staff are then supported to identify the knowledge, skills, values and emotional understanding that children should gain through RSE and this is used to form the foundation for the aims and objectives of the school policy. Staff will also identify their needs in delivering a programme of RSE.
 
  • RSE Policy and scheme development day
 
A working party is formed by the school which may include: governors, parents, staff and members of the SLT. This group is supported to discuss the needs of the children identified through the consultation and develop a detailed RSE policy tailored to the individual school.  This includes an outline of the key RSE topics to be covered within each year group, identifying the links to Science, PSHE and other curriculum subjects and identifying the most appropriate resources.
 
  • Finalising The RSE Policy and Scheme of Work
 
The draft RSE policy and program is then taken to governors to be ratified and so allow the implementation of the scheme of work.
 
Charges:
£ 2975 For schools that subscribe to the Health Education Service
£ 3718 For schools that do not subscribe to the Health Education Service
 
For further information or to book please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Having built up years of expertise and extensive experience in the delivery of consultation through our delivery of the Primary School Relationships Education Development Programme (package 1), we are delighted to be able offer a ‘lite’ version to enable schools to review their RSE provision, ensure it is effective in meeting the needs of their pupils and refresh interest and confidence in staff.
 
This package is suggested for:
 
  • Schools who are currently delivering an RSE programme and want to review and present provision and ensure they are still meeting the needs of their pupils. 
  • Schools wanting to evaluate RSE provision in school and identify further areas for development
  • Schools who have previously engaged in package 1  and feel ready for an update
 
The whole process is led by one of our experienced PSHE & Citizenship Advisors who will support your school fully through each element.
 
The ‘lite’ support package comprises of:
 
  • Introduction meeting:
 
A consultant will meet with the senior leadership team to review the programme in place, to highlight topics covered, identify any new issues of concern or sensitivity and arrange the logistics of the consultation.
 
  • Children’s consultation
 
The children’s consultation comprises of 1 day of pupil consultation with pupils identified by the school from yr 2- 6. (This is not a lesson and no topics will be taught through this session.)
 
The purpose of the consultation is to:
 
  • Identify what  RSE children have received at school
  • Find out where else they pick up information about growing up 
  • Identify where they would go for help 
  • Find out their worries or questions about growing up
  • To identify any gaps in the provision of RSE in school
 
The consultation can be delivered to up to 12 children per session and each session takes approx. 1hr. The sessions can be delivered within mixed or single sex groups depending on the age and needs of the children. A member of staff must be present throughout the consultation. 
 
  • Feedback and Action Planning Session:
 
The consultant will present the children’s consultation to SLT and highlight areas of strength and areas of need. The results will then be used as a foundation to develop an action plan for progressing the policy and curriculum development.
Charges:
 
£1275 For schools that subscribe to the Health Education Service
£1594 For schools that do not subscribe to the Health Education Service
 
  • Individual Support modules:
 
In addition to the above core programme, schools can then purchase individual support modules, included in package 1:
 
Parent engagement and awareness raising session
 
Charges: £475 for subscribing schools, £590 for non-subscribing schools
 
Staff Consultation:
 
Charges: £240 for subscribing schools, £300 for non-subscribing schools
 
RSE Policy and scheme development day 
Charges: £475 for subscribing schools, £590 for non-subscribing schools
 
 
For further information or to book please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The modelling structure provides a unique in-house means of developing staff confidence and competence in the delivery of high quality relationships and sex education (RSE). It enables teachers to develop their skills in best practice delivery with their own pupils, with the support of a trained specialist. 
 
From a school’s point of view:
 
“It was a fantastic project. I felt well supported by the trainer and now feel much more confident talking about this subject with children. The resources were great and the lesson plans were so easy to use and follow!” Teacher, Primary school.
 
The programme works with two members of teaching staff and comprises four in-school sessions
 
  • Planning meeting with SLT to agree curriculum focus, resourcing, policy familiarisation and initial planning
  • Lesson 1 - Delivered by PSHE  Citizenship Adviser to pupils. Joint planning of lesson 2 with selected teachers
  • Lesson 2 – Co-teaching by PSHE Adviser and selected teacher. Joint planning of lesson 3
  • Lesson 3 – Delivered by selected teacher, observed by PSHE Adviser. Formal observation feedback and notes provided. 
 
£1,125 for non-subscribing schools for two teachers. Additional teachers can be trained at cost of £563 per teacher.
Or
£900 for two teachers for subscribing schools. Additional teachers can be trained at cost of £450 per teacher.
 
 
This programme aims to help children identify who their community actually is, what issues are important to them and their community, and to engage with local decision making processes to understand how to create change through democratic processes and to hopefully create a change!
 
We are looking for clusters of schools to form locality councils to explore how they fit within their community and how they can respond to community issues and work with agencies to create a change.
 
Each cluster will comprise five to eight schools. A member of our team will deliver a series of lessons in each school to Year 5 pupils.
Representatives from each school then join together to form their locality council to take part in three termly meetings with local councillors and key individuals pertinent to the groups chosen priorities. Each group session will be organised and facilitated by the Health Education Service. This programme was originally developed by the Pilot Partnership.
 
Cost:
 
Up to two form entry school
£950 for schools with a subscription to the HES, £1188 to non-subscribers
 
For subscribing schools of more than two form entry there will be an additional charge of £100 for each extra class
 
For non-subscribing schools of more than two form entry there will be an additional charge of £125 for each extra class
 
If you would like further information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Services for Education is proud to support Birmingham schools in helping children and young people to make positive health decisions.  One of the ways we do this is by offering schools the chance to work alongside one of our advisers and the whole school community through our Be Healthy Schools’ Award.  
 
The award is an exciting opportunity to impact on children’s wellbeing, both physical and emotional.  By reflecting on existing excellent practice and encouraging and supporting schools to undertake new initiatives for future growth, it provides a clear framework to learners, families and schools whilst providing a tool to evidence impact of health measures in the curriculum and wider school life. 
 
Now in its fourth year, almost 50 schools have already gained the Be Healthy Schools’ Award.
 
Whilst curriculum and other requirements have changed over recent years, many of the worries and health concerns that we have for our children and young people remain the same.  The HES has based the development of the Be Healthy Schools’ Award on proven effective practice that will support schools in helping children and young people to learn about healthy lifestyles in the widest sense.
 
In order to achieve the Award you need to show areas of current strength which will be accredited and identify and address areas for development relating to two of the following areas:
 
  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Healthy Weight
  • Use of the curriculum (including but not limited to PSHE and Citizenship) to promote positive health behaviour
  • Whole school community opportunities to encourage positive health behaviour
 
The Adviser works with the school to support the development of an action plan and each action implemented corresponds to a number of credits.  Gaining 300 credits satisfies the criteria for the award.
 
There is then a Validation Visit to the school and an Awards Ceremony as recognition of the progress made.  The Award will then be valid for a period of 3 years.
 
If you want your school to have the opportunity to join this ever growing list of schools who are keen to celebrate and promote good health in its widest sense and to see the impact it has on the whole school community, then please contact Jo Perrin : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (01213669880 / 07825154165).
 
Through the delivery of this work across Birmingham schools, further support has been developed that can build on both the ‘full’ and the ‘lite’ program of primary school RSE. Modules available are:
Staff Inset: Building confidence in the planning and delivery of RSE  
   
Parent Training Session: Building confidence in talking to children about Puberty and changes that happen as they grow up:  
 

Other related training and support available through the HES

  • Protective behaviours for primary schools
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Divorce and separation
  • The spectrum of child exploitation and how PSHE can help address this
  • Safeguarding in the curriculum
  • Primary SRE – what, when and how?
  • The roles and responsibilities of a new primary PSHE coordinator
  • Safeguarding (Including Child Protection) for Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • RSE modelling project (HYPER LINK to new page  (content below))
 
Staff Inset: Building confidence in the planning and delivery of RSE
     
This staff inset has been developed in response to the common concerns that have been identified as part of the Primary School Relationships Education Project.
 
  • To identify concerns in delivering RSE
  • To clarify the purpose of RSE in primary school
  • To Identify Structures and Mechanisms that help make delivering RSE easier
  • To experience an RSE activity to explore sensitive issues within primary RSE
  • Practice using those structures to manage difficult questions and situations staff may face 
 
Parent Training Session: Building confidence in talking to children about Puberty and changes that happen as they grow up:  
This parent session has been developed in response to the concerns parents have raised about talking to their children about puberty. 
 
This session aims to:
  • Remind parents of the physical and emotional changes that happen to both boys and girls as they go through puberty.
  • Clarify correct terms for male and female body parts
  • Explore the different things that support children to manage these changes including sanitary wear/ friendships/ family
  • Explore parental fears and concerns when supporting children as they grow up
  • Highlight the importance of answering children’s questions and explore how parents might respond to tricky situations.
 
When purchased as part of the ‘lite’ or full programmes each of the above modules is charged at
£240 For schools that subscribe to the Health Education Service
£300 For schools that do not subscribe to the Health Education Service
 
For further information or to book please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

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