Relationships and Sexuality Education

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

RSE is an area of significant political and public interest. In light of this, and of changing social issues and attitudes, teachers are asking for clarity on classroom strategies for teaching RSE, particularly in the priority areas below.

This RSE Hub will ensure that schools have access to a range of up-to-date, relevant resources and sources of support for these priority areas. Here, you can download our guidance documents and existing resources, as well as new RSE resources that we have developed to help teachers address sensitive issues with their pupils.

Opinions differ on many aspects of relationships and sexuality and are often strongly held. We plan to review the content of our resources regularly. Teachers should also review resources before using them to check that they're appropriate for their pupils and in line with their school’s ethos and RSE policy.

The RSE Progression Framework provides a non-statutory progression pathway in RSE from the Foundation Stage to post-16 and covers the priority areas.

The RSE Guidance for Parents and Boards of Governors provides an overview of RSE within the Northern Ireland Curriculum and outlines the support available for effective delivery using the CCEA RSE Hub.

We've also included a Training and Professional Development section, where you'll find details about the types of RSE training that different organisations offer.

Areas of Learning

Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
Learning for Life and Work
Personal Development