Reforms to Compulsory Relationships Education, RSE Education and Health Education in England

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Ruth Ponsford, Research Fellow in School Health Intervention Research, LSHTM (Chair)
  • Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association
  • Lucy Bailey, CEO, Bounce Forward
  • Lucy Emmerson, Head of the Sex Education Forum, National Children's Bureau
  • Mary Taylor, Head of Programmes, Family Links: the Centre for Emotional Health
  • Joanna Feast, Consultant, Jigsaw PSHE
  • Ian Green, Chief Executive, Terrance Higgins Trust


At the end of March, the House of Commons approved the Relationships Education, Relationships in Sex Education and Health Education in England regulations for 2019. The Government has announced that three new subjects will be universal from 2020 to ensure pupils have the skills to develop mental and physical wellbeing. While early-adopter schools will begin teaching new content from September 2019, schools must now open the conversation around age-appropriate education and inclusive curriculums.

This event takes part in a wider discussion across the UK about the importance of teaching children how to understand the connections between mental and physical health and cope with sensitive concepts such as sexual consent, coercion, harrassment and pornography. While parents will still have the right of withdrawal from RSE, both Primary and Secondary Schools are being encouraged to develop a ‘whole school’ approach to how the above topics can affect mental and physical wellbeing. 

Join us in May to hear from leading experts on the new compulsory curriculum for Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education for Primary and Secondary Schools.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Overview of Government consultation response to Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education in England.
  • Understanding the requirements for primary and secondary schools
  • Setting out a roadmap: ensuring you’re on track for 2019
  • What Ofsted are looking for: designing and delivering the new subjects within your existing curriculum
  • Developing a whole school approach to complex risk scenarios
  • The importance of pupil mental health and wellbeing in Relationship Education
  • Ensuring well delivered age-appropriate RSE between Primary and Secondary school
  • Understanding funding opportunities for initial and continuing professional development

The Event:

The morning session will focus on the Government’s recent response to the consultation on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education in England and what changes are on the horizon.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on examples of best practice, learning from schools that have innovative ideas for inclusive curriculums and examining what more you can do to ensure your policies and strategies are accurate.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, school curriculum leads, members of senior management teams, staff from local education authorities, school governors, and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in RSE education.

Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 2nd May 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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