Relationships and health education is a statutory requirement – for all pupils – from this month. Rachael Baker looks at what we must do to ensure our curriculum is inclusive for SEND learners and offers some resources, advice and ideas

Ready, steady: statutory relationships education has arrived. The new government guidance on relationships education, RSE and health education is very clear that the new statutory subjects “must be accessible for all pupils”.

Framing teaching in the Equalities Act 2010, the guidance stipulates that meeting individual needs is particularly important for the large minority of our learners of all ages who have SEND, both in special schools and mainstream settings (DfE, 2019).

The key to delivering an inclusive relationships education curriculum is differentiation and personalisation. But with such diversity of needs and ability, how do we offer a truly differentiated learning experience in mainstream primary school?

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