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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Our aim is for schools to ensure good-quality, ageappropriate RSE is available to all children and young people. We aim to increase teachers’ confidence in the delivery of RSE in the classroom through the provision of quality assured training and resources.

Manchester Healthy Schools is committed to ensuring goodquality, age-appropriate RSE is available to all children and young people across the city.

Training & Events

Training is offered to schools to ensure good quality, age appropriate RSE to all children and young people. The training aims to increase teachers’ confidence in the delivery of RSE in the classroom.

Training is delivered in a practical manner to enable participants to experience the curriculum through experiential learning.

Our universal training is available for all schools that have completed the Health Check.

Schools that have prioritised RSE this year will have access to a wider selection of ‘in-house’ training and support to ensure that they are able to make significant progress in this area.

Please find a full list of training available to support the development of RSE education below.

For more information please contact cat.chester@mft.nhs.uk

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Advanced RSE Practitioner Programme [Session 4]

11th June 2024

1 year (4 x 3 hour sessions throughout the year)


A year long programme consisting of three standalone sessions, and one reflection session. Participants will get the most out of the programme if they can attend all four sessions, although individual...
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

An Introduction to Gender & Sexual Orientation

1 - 1.5 hours (in-house or online)


This introductory course is recommended for all school staff and is broken into 3 sections, as follows: LGBT+ Terminology, Pronouns and Understanding Gender & Sexuality: we all have a gender...
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Teaching FGM: Best Practice

1 hour


Book for delivery in your school setting. This course is designed for KS2, KS3 staff teaching the new statutory RSHE guidance which includes; keeping children safe from FGM, the laws surrounding FGM​,...
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Teaching Body Parts, Positive Puberty & Body Diversity

1 hour


Book for delivery in your school setting. This course is designed for KS1, 2 & 3 staff teaching the new statutory RSHE content. The session is an introduction to teaching puberty & body parts...
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Faith Inclusive RSE

2 hours [in-house]


Book for delivery in your school setting.This two-hour training offers RSE practitioners support in developing attitudes and strategies to create RSE classrooms where young people of faith and no fa...
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Best Practice Teaching RSE: Classroom Practice, Tricky Questions & Sensitive Topics

1 hour (In-house or online)


This course supports staff confidence to deliver safe and meaningful RSE lessons to primary and secondary-aged children. The session will offer a range of practical suggestions on how to deliver sensi...


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I just wanted to message you to thank you for the video. It was really interesting, incredibly informative and it covered everything. I honestly don't think I have ever sat through a whole CPD session with such interest! You're very good at your job :-) 

As a class teacher, I now feel much more enlightened and able to develop my own lessons and as the PSHE lead, I feel that I can now support the staff.  

So that's what I wanted to say! A big thank you :-) 

SRE training

Really helpful and informative-thank you. I feel like I have so much work to do to get RSE to where it needs to be in our school, but now I know what it should look like. Thanks

Parent Engagement with RSE Staff Training

I just wanted to say thank you for delivering your session yesterday, so many different members of staff said it was a brilliant refresher, and some things you covered they took for granted. One said that it was important for them to change their lessons to be inclusive e.g. changing names of characters in their scenarios. On the whole, I think the staff left feeling much more confident!

Thank you again so much.

Positive Puberty & Body image


A range of resources, including lesson plans and activity ideas, have been developed to enable you to deliver good quality RSE in school.

If you are signed up to Manchester Healthy Schools you can log in and download our I Matter curriculum and access further resources in RSE.

Schools not signed up to Manchester Healthy Schools can still access national reports and guidance which we hope will be useful to improve RSE and safeguarding in school.

If you are a school engaged with us we suggest that you log in prior to viewing resources so these can be recorded in your school dashboard.

If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: cat.chester@mft.nhs.uk