Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) has been compulsory for KS3 & KS4 (ages 11 – 15) since September 2020 and Relationships and Health Education has been compulsory at KS1 and 2. However, this has been an incredibly challenging year for schools, and the government has given little leeway with timings as a result, meaning that some schools are only getting to grips with the full requirements now.
To help schools prepare for this change, the PSHE Association has worked with AYPH and others to create a ‘3 steps to RSHE success’ guide and new RSHE Ready podcast series. The podcast features leading voices from across the UK education sector discussing the new statutory RSHE requirements and what teachers and schools can do to ensure they’re ‘RSHE ready’.
The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) were approached to create a podcast episode about what young people thought of these changes.
We asked two members of AYPH’s Youth Advisory Panel, Thara (13) and George (16), what they thought of these changes, and with one of AYPH’s engagement experts they gave their views in a 25min RSHE Ready podcast episode.
Here are some of the key messages George and Thara shared with us in the episode:
Listen now to find out George’s tips on staying calm in front of a class of 30 students, what Thara’s all-time favourite PSHE lesson was, and to understand why RSHE is so important to young people in their own words.
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