Rachael Baker

How to adapt sex education for students with SEND

Teaching sex education to SEND students may require some new approaches, says specialist Rachael Baker

Tips for teaching sex education to SEND students

For learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), there is very little specific instruction in the new relationships and sex education guidance, except a note that schools may adapt teaching to meet those needs. So a legitimate question that both specialist provision and mainstream schools may be asking is: how might we need to adapt our offering to cater for certain students with SEND?

In terms of content, there should be no cutting back: students need it all. There is a misconception that learners with SEND can handle less content than their peers in the mainstream ...

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