Sexpert?: Film and Helpful Resources
These films consist of a drama, frank in-depth interviews with young people, and fact files which are demonstrations to camera and on-screen text (concerning contraception, STIs, and sex and the law). These are all designed to complement one another in the teaching of SRE to KS3 and KS4 students.
The drama is set over the course of a single day at school, as we follow the ups and downs of a relationship between two young people, Jack and Ellie. Thinking she may be pregnant, Ellie and Jack make an urgent lunchtime visit to the Sexual Health Centre. They both face a dilemma that tests their relationship to breaking point.
The interviews cover a whole range of subjects from what makes a good relationship to contraception to future wishes and much more. All of this is backed up with the Fact File demonstrations delivered by a family planning nurse Samantha Allen.
"Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic" Headteacher of Frank F. Harrison School (now Bloxwich Academy)
Take a look at our Top Tips (below) before delivering your sessions.
Topic Areas: Drama: Relationships, contraception, alcohol and sex, sexually transmitted infections, and teenage pregnancy. Interviews: Boys and girls, what makes a good relationship? What puts a strain on a relationship? Relationship tips, pressure, relationships with older boys, starting and finishing relationships, gossip, romance, alcohol, advice, contraception, future wishes, and teenage pregnancy. Fact Files: Methods of contraception, sex and the law, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Health professional Elaine Syratt
- Agree some ground rules with young people at the beginning of the session and display them in the room. I always say I will not be discussing my personal life and I will not be asking anyone to share their own personal information in the session. This often puts young people at their ease and should prevent any awkward or personal questions directed at the deliverer.
- If you don’t feel you have up-to-date information about contraceptive methods there are some straightforward demonstrations in the video fact files that you can show directly to pupils or use them to remind yourself before a lesson.
- While the subject is sensitive the film is humorous as well as informative, and this usually puts pupils at their ease.
- Agree with the students that we will not make any personal comments about our peers or family e.g. Louise has already had sex. If a student does start to discuss a person you can quickly remind them about the ground rules.
The Whole School Approach
The resources available on this website have been developed in the context of a Whole School Approach to Relationships and Sex Education.
In Walsall we have found that this approach achieves the most successful positive outcomes for young people. Before using them we strongly recommend that practitioners consider the following:
• RSE/SRE policy
• Referral pathway for vulnerable young people
• RSE/SRE/PSHE curriculum
• Engagement of partners e.g. NHS specialists
• Staff confidence and current CPD opportunities
• Current National recommendations –policies, national curriculum etc.
Check out our Further Resources section to see if you can find extra helpful teaching material
SEXPERT? is a Catcher Media presentation for Walsall teaching Primary Care Trust - Teenage Pregnancy Team in Partnership with Walsall School Health Service, Walsall Healthy Schools Scheme, Education Walsall and Walsall Council Creative Development Team.
Independent support services for people who are being abused, have been abused, or have other specific needs.
The Cedar Centre Walsall The Rock Centre, 27-31 Lichfield Street, Walsall, WS1 1TE
firstname.lastname@example.org 01922 649 569
Specialist centre for young people, providing education, support and youth activities
Blakenall community Centre, Blakenall Row, WS3 1LW 01922 712069GP’s
Your local GP’s offer a free and confidential service.
Pleck Road, Walsall, WS2 9ES (opposite main entrance to Walsall Manor Hospital)
To book an appointment or find details of clinic times please visit www.walsallsexualhealth.co.uk or alternatively call: 01922 270400
Teenage Pregnancy Team
Has two main aims to prevent/reduce teenage pregnancy and to support teenage parents and their children.
Phone: 01922 602330 Email: email@example.com
Offer free condoms, pregnancy testing and general counselling
55 Upper Forster Street, Walsall, WS4 2ABOffer Telephone 01922 649000 (24 hours)
A text service that allows you to talk to a School Nurse about your issues. Text 07480 635363
Black Country Impact
Free training and help finding work if you are aged 16-29 and live in the Black Country.
Call 01922 654364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can visit the Impact Hub Walsall which is a drop in service based at St. Pauls Crossing, Unit 3, Darwall Street WS1 1DA.
The Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pmFind Out More