Growing up with Yasmine and Tom
A lively, interactive online teaching resource.
Growing up with Yasmine and Tom is an online resource to help you easily deliver high-quality sex and relationships education (SRE) as part of a PSHE programme.
The Department for Education recognises the need for SRE at all key stages and encourages schools to develop their own lesson content with support from expert sources. Growing Up with Yasmine and Tom was developed with this in mind.
It includes 50 flexible, age-appropriate lesson plans and fun, interactive whiteboard activities designed to meet curriculum requirements for children aged 5–11.
Animation, sound and touch-screen activities bring the characters Yasmine and Tom to life, as they cover topics including the body, feelings, relationships, family life and online safety.
The resource is accessed online and available on a yearly subscription basis. A single subscription can be used by every teacher in school, making it a cost-effective resource that’s always up-to-date and never wears out, gets lost or needs replacing.
What are the benefits of starting sex and relationships education at primary school?
To be most effective SRE needs to start early so that children learn to talk about feelings and relationships, and are prepared for puberty before it happens to them. Studies consistently show that the majority of parents want their children to receive appropriate sex and relationships education (SRE) at school.
The Department of Health set out its ambition for all children and young people to receive high quality SRE in its Framework for Sexual Health Improvement 2013. Following this, when the Department for Education published the new National Curriculum, they emphasised the statutory requirement to provide a balanced and broad wider school curriculum, and the need for SRE through all key stages.
The Department for Education encourages schools to develop their own SRE lesson content with support from expert sources so we developed Yasmine and Tom with this in mind.
How does Yasmine and Tom work?
Growing up with Yasmine and Tom is an online resource supplied to your school through an annual subscription. You pay a subscription fee of £299 for the first year to set up an account and access the resource and all supporting materials online. At the end of the year you pay a renewal fee of £99 to keep using the resource for another year.
All the teachers at your school, or nurses in your school nursing team, can use a single subscription, making it cost effective, and it can be used by multiple staff at the same time.
Why is there a yearly subscription fee?
This means we can keep your resource completely up-to-date, so if curriculum guidance changes or we make updates based on teacher's feedback you'll always have the newest version.