School Briefing: Meeting the Requirements of Compulsory Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) & PSHE

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association
  • Lucy Emmerson, Head, Sex Education Forum
  • Mary Taylor, Head of Programmes, Family Links
  • Cathy Murphy, PSHE Adviser, Cambridgeshire PSHE Service
  • Lucy Bailey, CEO, How to Thrive
  • John Rees, Independent Educational Consultant, PSHE Solutions
  • (Chair) Simeon Corfield, Education Consultant and Former Headteacher 


All schools will teach children about good physical and mental health, how to stay safe on and offline, and the importance of healthy relationships under bold new plans published by Education Secretary Damian Hinds. This is part of wider discussions across the UK about the importance of teaching children how to build healthy relationships. 

This is part of wider discussions across the UK about the importance of teaching children how to build healthy relationships. As part of the updated Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance, the DfE has included a chapter on tackling sexual violence and harassment in schools to be taught in PSHE. Join us at this Westminster Briefing to hear the next steps for these policies.

Schools must publish and make available a policy on the subjects. This will include academies and church schools. While parents will retain the right of withdrawal from sex education in secondary school, there will not be a similar right of withdrawal for relationships education in primary schools. With widespread support for the change, don’t miss out on hearing from the Government and leading schools on how best to address this important subject.


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Overview of the Government’s plans for statutory Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
  • Understanding the requirements for primary and secondary schools
  • Setting out a roadmap: ensuring you’re on track for 2018
  • Designing and delivering an appropriate curriculum to reflect new risks such as cyber-bullying, sexting and pornography
  • Best practice: ensuring well delivered age-appropriate SRE
  • A whole school approach to SRE: teachers, school nurses & school counsellors
  • Making sure your implementation plan is evidence-based

The Event:

The morning session will focus on understanding the national picture of the current state of Relationships and Sex Education in schools, understand what is working, what isn’t and what changes are on the horizon.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and 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.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Wednesday 26th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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