SRE advice for schools

SRE policy guidance 

The Sex Education Forum has published (23 September 2014) new guidance advising how parents, teachers and pupils can be involved in the process of reviewing and updating their school’s sex and relationships education policy. The guidance has been commissioned by Leicestershire County Council’s Public Health Department to ensure that academies, free schools and maintained schools are all up to speed with best practice.

To download the PDF please complete the form below:

SRE Policy Guidance Download

A pack of consultation activities has also been produced to support the use of the policy guidance and can be purchased for £4.99 from the NCB web-shop, or free for members of the Sex Education Forum.


Network+ membership

For schools wanting ongoing support with SRE, our network+ membership provides regular bulletins to keep you updated about new SRE resources, research, news, events and policy. Network+ membership also provides you with a login to access the resources in our web portal, including all back issues of our e-magazine The Sex Educational Supplement

SRE for the 21st Century - Advice for schools

Three of the country's leading experts in Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) have launched Supplementary Advice  (28 February 2014) to complement the Government's statutory guidance on SRE, and to support teachers in improving the delivery of the topic in schools.

Brook, the PSHE Association and the Sex Education Forum collaborated on the production of the advice, which provides information to teachers on topics that are missing from current Guidance published in 2000, including issues about pornography, the safe use of technology, sexual consent, violence and exploitation.

The Supplementary Advice is supported by the DfE and a range of other government, education and voluntary sector stakeholders including many of the core members of the Sex Education Forum (listed below). The three organisations that have produced the advice, all of which have campaigned for SRE for many years, decided to act as a coalition and resource the work themselves.

Download SRE for the 21st Century - Supplementary Advice for schools 

The Advice is also available from Brook and the PSHE Association web-sites.

Support for the Advice
The Supplementary Advice is supported by the following core and life members of the Sex Education Forum:

National Youth Agency (NYA)
National AIDS Trust
Terrence Higgins Trust
Family Planning Association
Institute of Health Promotion and Education
Schools Health Education Unit
The National PSE Association for Advisors, Inspectors and Consultants (NSCoPSE)
Medical Foundation for HIV & Sexual Health (MEDFASH)
Health Education Service
Teaching Lifeskills
Image in Action
Shropshire Council
Brighton & Hove City Council
Sexual Health Education Unit (Worcestershire Health & Care Trust)
Accord Coalition for Inclusive Education
Romance Academy
Sexpression: UK
British Humanist Association
Esteem Resource Network
Steve Gray
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)
Centre for HIV and sexual health, Sheffield
National PSHE CPD Programme, Babcock
Association for Treatment of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gay men (FFLAG)
CWP Resources
The RSE Hub
Body & Soul
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index UK
Big Talk Education
Alison Hadley OBE, Life Member and Director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at University of Bedfordshire
Alexandra Fryer
Ruth Hilton
Melody Dougan, Life Member
Liz Swinden, Life Member
Lorna Scott, Life Member