SRE for students with learning difficulties

Guidance materials and lesson ideas to support the teaching of sex and relationships education for pupils with special educational needs

Tes Resources Team

Ideas For Helping Students With SEN Understand Sex & Relationships Education

Resources to support the delivery of relationships and sex education to young people with SEN

The relationships we have with one another make up the building blocks of society. But even at the best of times, they can be complicated and difficult to understand. Learners with special educational needs often find it harder to understand what it takes to develop positive, respectful relationships, making them more vulnerable than most. As such, taking the time to develop a tailored RSE programme can be crucial to their wellbeing.

Here, we’ve brought together a selection of top resources offering both guidance and lesson ideas to help you to do just that, as well as support students as they consider the concepts of choice and consent.

Looking for more resources and programmes of study? Why not check out our new RSE collection for primary and secondary students?

Guidance materials

Find out how to teach relationships and sex education to students with learning difficulties in these informative resources.

Teachers TV: Special Schools - SRE
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Special Schools - SRE

Shepherd School, Nottingham, has been recognised as a site of best practice in delivering Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) to young people with learning difficulties. "The work on sex education and relationships is a particular strength", Ofsted reported. This programme explore...
Puberty handout

Puberty handout

This two-sided handout is the ideal leaflet to supplement a relationships and sex education (RSE) session on puberty. The first side provides information about the changes that are experienced during puberty. The reverse side explains in further detail about puberty when you have a penis and puberty...

Lesson resources

Kick-start learning about relationships and body awareness with one of these comprehensive lessons