Practical Ideas and Resources for SRE

Practical Ideas and Resources
for helping your pupils
understand and sustain healthy
personal and sexual
Dr Michelle S. Springer
Head of PSHE, Citizenship and SMSC
Thomas Tallis School
 To provide practical examples of different kinds of
SRE activities
 To consider what should and can be covered in SRE
 To identify useful links for SoWs and resources
Where is your school at?
 Introductions – talk in pairs. Tell each other;
Your name
Your school
Your role in terms of SRE
How SRE is delivered in your school
 Be prepared to tell us about what your partner said
SRE- The Basics
Getting help and advice
 Exploring feelings and values
 Life skills, not just prevention
 Safeguarding
Controversial Topics
Sexual abuse and domestic violence
Pornography, sexting
Getting help and advice
 The issues that we deal with in SRE (and PSHE in
general) can be sensitive and may touch on feelings
and experiences that are close to you.
 If any of the issues that we cover today or in future
lessons affects you then you should seek help or
 There are cards and leaflets available as you leave the
session and contact details are provided on the
poster shown later.
Class Contract
The Question Box
Personal Space
The Ideal Partner
What do we mean by…?
How easy is it to talk to someone about…?
Mixing Fluids
What’s in the Bag
Condom Demonstration
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
Empathy Glasses
Pornography and Sexting
Class Contract
 Safe learning space
Don’t discuss outside the room
Safeguarding – if you have concerns
about abuse or exploitation
Be open
and honest.
discourage personal disclosure of own
or others’ personal/private lives
Right to pass
Listening to and sharing different points of view
Asking questions
Ensure that students know you are
talking about all kinds of relationships –
Being inclusive
heterosexual, homosexual and bisexual
The Question Box
 On each seat there are a number of pieces of paper
 These are for any questions you might have that you
would like to keep anonymous
 We will answer as many as possible before the end of
the session
Personal Space
 Move around the room staying as
far away as possible from anyone
 Start to move closer to people
 See how close you can get to
different people
 Can you form a close group?
 How comfortable do you feel doing
 Are there any people who felt the
need to move away as people got
The ideal partner
 Using the person outline, write all the qualities that
you would want in an ideal partner
 You cannot state whether the person is male or
 Does sex come up?
 How? In what context?
What do we mean by…?
 Each chair has a number on the back
 If I choose your number then you will be given a word
 You will state what the words means for you or what you
understand by it
 Wider discussion
 Does everyone agree?
 Do we need to add anything to the meaning?
 Can we agree on a common understanding?
How easy is it to talk to someone
 Participants have been given a statement
 Place it on the continuum between Easy and Difficult
according to how easy you think it would be to talk
 Discuss
 Change?
Mixing Fluids
 Everyone is given a cup with liquid in it and a scenario
 Read your scenario and behave as it says
 If the scenario says that you have sex with someone then you
should both pour a little of your liquid into each other’s cup
 You will be told to stop after about 5 minutes
 The facilitator tests each person’s cup with a piece of litmus
 Reveal that only one cup was acidic (STI) at the start and now
there are…
 Did it matter whether you slept with a lot of people or not?
 Did anyone try to talk about contraception or STIs with any of
the partners?
 What does the activity demonstrate about the spread of STIs?
 What can you do to ensure that you don’t catch an STI?
What’s in the bag?
In groups, take an object from the bag
Answer the questions on your sheet
Present your information to the class
(presentations should be as interactive as
possible and involve all members of the group)
Condom Demonstration
 Write down the top 5 worst excuses for not using a
 Watch the condom demonstration (silently!)
 What did I do wrong?
 Key points to identify;
Use by date
Kite mark
When to discard
Checking for holes
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
 Placed around the room are three signs – Healthy
Relationship, Unhealthy Relationship and Abusive
 Each person has been given 1-3 cards
 Place your card/s into the category you feel they most fit
 Discuss with the people around you as you put them down
 Change any you don’t agree with
 When I ring the bell, freeze next to one of the categories
 What are your initial thoughts?
Have a go at defining the terms “rape” and
“sexual assault”.
It’s harder than you think!!
• Penile penetration
• of the vagina, anus or mouth
• without consent
• without a reasonable belief in consent
Sexual Assault
• Intentionally touching another person
• sexually
• without that person’s consent
• without a reasonable belief in consent
So what is this reasonable belief in
 Read through the following scenarios
 Discuss whether or not there is reasonable belief in
 What do you think a court would say? Why?
Sarah meets Tim in a bar lets him buy her
drinks all night.
Does Tim have a reasonable belief that she consents to
having sex with him?
Sarah went back to Tim’s house with
Does Tim have a reasonable belief that she consents to
having sex with him?
Sarah started kissing Tim and let him touch
her breast and put his hand up her skirt.
Does Tim have a reasonable belief that she consents to having
sex with him?
Sarah started having sex with Tim but then
changed her mind and told him to stop.
Tim refused to stop until he was finished.
Does Tim have a reasonable belief that she consents to having
sex with him?
Is this rape?
Tomiwa and her husband Kevin have been married for
a year. They have had consensual sex lots of times…
Tomiwa was tired and really didn’t want to have sex so said no.
Kevin made her have sex anyway.
One night, Kevin came home drunk when Tomiwa was asleep.
He didn’t think she’d mind so started having sex with her while
she was asleep.
Drunken Consent – Thinking points
 Does a man have a reasonable belief in consent if…
1) They are both drunk and s/he says yes.
2)They are both drunk and s/he says no.
3)S/he is very drunk but says yes, he is sober and knows how
drunk s/he is.
4)S/he is so drunk that she is slurring her words.
5)S/he is so drunk that s/he passes out.
 Answer each of the questions in the multiple choice
 When you have finished you will discuss the answers
as a class
Empathy Glasses
 (Usually done with Year 7)
 Lessons on LGBT – within a unit on diversity or a
series of lessons on LGBT
 Explain empathy
 Make glasses with coloured paper
 Students write a letter or diary entry from the point
of view of someone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or
Pornography and Sexting
 What can you learn about driving a car from this…
 Why do people watch pornography?
 What results?
 Unrealistic body expectations
 Which line shows the length of the average erect penis?
 Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
 Unrealistic “normality” of sexual expectations
 Business model for pornography
 CEOP Exposed
Which of these lines shows the
length of the average erect penis?
Average size of a flaccid penis 3-4
inches (8.5cm)
Average size of an erect penis 5.5
inches (13.5cm)
Average size that young people
think an erect penis is 12 inches
Difficult Questions
 Personal – why are they asking you?
 Role model
 First time talking on the subject
 Openness of discussion
 Controversial
 Provocative
 Interested
 Distancing techniques – “That’s an interesting question…”, ground
rules, fictitious characters
 Always say if you don’t know
 Anonymous questions allow you to choose ones that you are
comfortable with initially and gives you time to seek advice on others
 Being candid
Getting help and
Practicing what you
could say to someone
Giving Advice
Knowing where to get
Useful links
 Bishtraining – resources to buy
 Christopher Winter Project – resources to buy
 CEOP – information for all, information for young
 Stonewall –
 Family Planning Association – sexual health
 PSHE Association – useful information, advice and guidance, plus
resources and training for members
 – all units and resources freely
available, as well as teacher training and other useful bits
Contact Me
Michelle Springer
[email protected]
What are the Fraser Guidelines?
All five of the following must be true;
1. The young person can understand the advice
2. S/he cannot be persuaded to tell a parent or carer about
the situation
3. S/he is going to go ahead with sexual activity whether or
not you give the advice
4. His or her physical or mental health would suffer if you did
not give the advice
5. It is generally in his or her best interests to receive
confidential advice

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