Teaching teenagers about social
relationships is hard. Generally we need
to approach each topic from a variety of different angles, but this in turn can
give us the problem of having differing (and even contradictory) points of
Of course it can be argued that in the
field of social relationships there are many different approaches and many
different views, and teenagers should appreciate that. But one might counter: “yes but not straight
one after the other, each presented in a different manner.”
To make the teaching of social relationship
issues throughout the school a simpler and more consistent process, we have
produced a course book on social relationships which can be used throughout the
school with the assurance of continuity of message at each stage.
What’s more, the book, Sex and Sensibility: a Sex and Relationships Course for Secondary Schools, is available both in photocopiable form and as a volume that can be loaded
onto the school network, so that only one copy is needed.
The volume is intended for use by teachers
not only of PSHE, but also biology, sociology, art, science and literature,
incorporating everything from key discussion points in each area to
Shakespeare’s “True Face of Beauty” sonnet and a mystery love letter.
Indeed whether one wishes to look at
branding, personality, the law, health or any other matter in this field, it is
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