This toolkit is being developed to support teachers working with Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) as an aspect of the current SPHE curriculum. The toolkit aims to provide supports for teachers in preparing for and teaching SPHE/RSE. The toolkit has three sections – Preparing to Teach; Teaching SPHE/RSE; Resources to Teach SPHE/RSE.
The criteria for selection of resources can be accessed here. Each resource should be considered in respect to the particular needs and interests of children, their parents, the wider school community, and your school’s SPHE and RSE policies.
To get started, you might find this FAQ document helpful:
General Information about Relationships and Sexuality Education across Primary and Post-Primary Schools
Click on the section of the toolkit below to find out more.
Junior and Infants
First and Second Class
Third and Fourth Class
Fifth and Sixth Class
Creating the conditions for positive classroom discussions
Fostering partnerships with parents
Fostering relationships, expectations, and boundaries
Ongoing reflection to develop your professional practice
Reflecting on my practice and exploring my experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs
Responding to challenging discussions, topics and questions
Using a wide variety of active methodologies to meet the needs of the children in your class
Considering the use and role of guest speakers
Choosing, creating and working with resources to teach SPHE/RSE
Using inclusive and respectful language
An inclusive approach to SPHE/RSE – LGBTI+ identities
Teaching about consent
Helping your child to learn about consent
Panel discussion on the role of external facilitators and guest speakers in supporting SPHE/RSE
Supporting children and young people living with Domestic Violence and Abuse