Spectrum shortlisted for the Pamela Sheridan Award

Spectrum is one of six finalists for this year’s Pamela Sheridan Award, which recognises excellence in sex education programmes and projects for young people.

Led by the Family Planning Association (FPA), the award celebrates innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education (RSE) within a wide range of settings, including high schools and youth groups.

Spectrum’s bespoke RSE Programme was created with ongoing input from young people and has been offered to high school students in the Wakefield District since 2011, extending into Barnsley and later into schools for students with special education needs (SEN). The central programme focuses on encouraging young people to learn about:

  • Relationships
  • Risk
  • Contraception
  • Sexual health (including information on STI’s and local sexual health services)

In 2016, RSE lessons led by Spectrum were delivered to over 7,000 pupils in 22 schools across Wakefield, and the Programme continues to receive excellent feedback from students and staff. Find out more about the impact of RSE in schools.