‘Sex Education Forum – Ready for Adulthood?’ Newsletter Nov 2020

Here at the Sex Education Forum we believe RSE is part of life-long learning and we are here to help you provide developmentally appropriate RSE for all learners. 

Add to your professional development with:

Read our latest blog on preparing for adulthood, which shines a SEND inclusive spotlight on RSE as part of life-learning.


Join us on 12 November! 

A teacher-led webinar: ‘Creative assessment of RSE’ is running on Thursday 12 November 2020 

  • Suitable for all settings and with focus on SEND
  • Focus on ways to assess that enable learners to demonstrate, explain and justify without relying on the written word.
  • Tickets cost £39.99 (34.99 for members)

Planning assessment at an early stage helps fulfil Government RSHE guidance which states ‘Schools should have the same high expectations of the quality of pupils’ work in these subjects as for other curriculum areas’.


Preparing for adulthood outcomes

It is a chilly day in November, and 6BKR are arriving for their weekly Sex and Safety lesson. These 11 young people aged between 16 and 19 all have moderate to severe learning disabilities. No one can read or write independently, and everyone needs lots of support. Several learners have autistic spectrum conditions, two learners are non-verbal, one has significant hearing impairment, two have Downs Syndrome. Everyone lives at home with their parents.

But these are young adults. Teenagers with all the same needs, wishes and urges as their peers in mainstream college, but without the experience or social skills to navigate the adult world they are entering.