Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) programmes teach young people aged 11-16 about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, sexual consent and sexual health.

Each year over 90,000 students take part in our programmes, with an average of 3000 sessions being delivered across Barnsley, Wakefield and Wigan & Leigh.

RSE facilitates young people to become reflective, resilient adults and enables them to navigate life’s challenges by developing social awareness, emotional literacy and challenging stigma.

The programmes have been developed by Spectrum’s RSE specialists, working alongside key stakeholders including young people. This ensures localised, evidence based resources are co-produced and evaluated by young people and that materials evolve and adapt to any cultural shifts or current issues.

You can find out more about our comprehensive RSE package on our dedicated sexual health website.

Our universal programme offering includes:

  • Specialist lesson delivery in mainstream secondary schools and Pupil Referral Units
  • Adapted Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme for young people in mainstream and special schools
  • Community delivery in settings outside of schools
  • Digital evidence based resources for all settings
  • Teacher training / CPD

Our targeted RSE programme

We offer an adapted programme targeted to young people with specific vulnerabilities that make accessing the mainstream sessions difficult.

This targeted option supports our universal RSE programme by providing small group peer led interventions for young people who are absent from or unable to engage with mainstream learning.

Our targeted programme offer also includes:

  • CSE RESPECT programme
  • Substance misuse project – ReSet
  • Vulnerable group outreach programme
  • Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) train the trainer programme (16-19yrs)