Let's get it right
Release Date:22 Mar 2013
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Let's get it right

A toolkit for involving primary school children in reviewing sex and relationships education

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

Let's get it right is a pack of 13 practical class-room activities for use at KS1 and KS2 for consulting children about what they learn in SRE, how it is taught and how it could be improved. The toolkit comes complete with:

learning outcomes and teaching notes for the 13 activitiesphotocopiable resources'benchmark' questions that a school can use to measure progress each yeara checklist for reviewing SRE provision in a primary schoola curriculum design toolexplanation of 'why' and 'how' to involve young children in reviewing SREThe toolkit builds on the success of 'Are you getting it right? for consulting secondary-aged pupils'. Exactly what is taught in SRE and from what age is too often debated and decided by adults without consulting the children it affects. However, even very young children can contribute their views about SRE provided suitable methods are used. This resource shows how this can be done in practice.

Asking children their views on SRE gives them an opportunity to be active citizens and to fulfil their right to express opinions. This guide shows how listening to pupils can become part of school culture and thus reap benefits to pupil well-being, including raising self-esteem and developing social skills.

Lucy Emmerson is Coordinator of the Sex Education Forum, NCB. She has written several publications including accessible research briefings and practical handbooks. She is a co-author of 'SRE for the 21st Century; supplementary advice for schools' and edits 'The Sex Educational Supplement'. Lucy advises on government policy and has led campaigns calling for changes to the curriculum to improve SRE. Lucy has previously worked as a trainer at Brook in Birmingham and on interventions focusing on HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe. Lucy has a MSc in Development Management from the Open University.Jane Lees is the Chair of the Sex Education Forum and an associate trainer for the Family Planning Association. She has an interest in curriculum development, and has contributed to the development of the PSHE framework and also to the Personal Well-being programmes of study. Jane's speciality is PSHE CPD and she works as a lead in one local authority and supports several others.
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