Almost Half of Teachers Do Not Feel Confident in Delivering RSHE
A new joint survey from NASUWT and NSPCC of 1,034 secondary school teachers in the UK found that almost half of secondary school teachers (46%) say they don’t feel confident teaching sex and relationships education. Find out how Loudmouth can help.
Oct 25, 2022
It has now been 2 years since RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) became compulsory in UK schools.
However, a new joint survey from NASUWT and NSPCC of 1,034 secondary school teachers in the UK found that almost half of secondary school teachers (46%) say they don’t feel confident teaching sex and relationships education.
The survey also revealed that over a quarter of teachers don’t feel confident answering difficult or sensitive questions in lessons and the majority of teachers (86%) feel they need more resources and training in this subject area.
40% don’t feel confident delivering lessons on pornography, less than a third feel very confident delivering lessons on consent and only 19% feel very confident delivering lessons on harmful sexual behaviour and sexual harassment.
Loudmouth provide theatre in education programmes and help schools and teaching staff to use these to supplement their RSHE. Our well researched drama and workshops are accompanied by supporting materials including lesson plans that staff can use to prepare and follow up our visits.
“The session adds a new dimension to lesson plans and can really captivate the audience using potentially real life scenarios.” – Secondary School Teacher
We love working with staff in schools and providing ideas on how they can use the situations and characters in our drama as a way in to further explore the topics we cover. The easy to use lesson plans can give confidence to staff with fun and interactive activities to help generate discussion and debate.
"Outstanding lesson plans and activities that cross cut and reference subject areas relevant to the PSHE Curriculum. Lesson Plans clearly identify the key stage and age of students; as well as outlining the activity, aims and learning outcomes. I would definitely recommend the activities and session plans for use in the classroom!”- Inclusion and Projects Manager
Every school that books Loudmouth gets access to over 100 lesson plans on a range of RSHE topics. We also provide regular free resources for all schools via our website or mailing list to support those schools who aren’t able to book us in.
“Teachers have the confidence on how to word the conversations yet still send the message to children clearly. Gives the children knowledge on how to deal with situations and they are not alone.” – Primary School Teacher
Our programmes cover many of the issues that teachers do not feel confident in delivering lessons on including harmful sexual behaviours and sexual harassment, consent and exploitation in a safe and appropriate way.
To access some free taster resources visit https://loudmouth.co.uk/lesson-plans and to book a Loudmouth session call us on 0121 446 4880.