Relationships Education and RSE: Policy Update and a Way Forward

In view of the continuous uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and our duty of care towards delegates, speakers, sponsors and staff, we have decided to postpone the event to a later date in the year.  

It is a decision we have not taken lightly. However, we believe it is the most appropriate one in the face of the current situation.  

We are now working to set a new date in the Autumn, which we will communicate to you during the first half of next week. Keep following us!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Ian Bauckham CBE, Education Advisor - Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE, Department for Education
  • Sarah Hannafin, Senior Policy Adviser, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
  • Mark Edward Lewis, Campaigns and Parliamentary Officer, Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Andrew Hammond, Senior Director of Learning & Community, Discovery Education
  • Mary Taylor, Head of Programmes, Family Links: the Centre for Emotional Health
  • Terry Millar, Executive Headteacher, Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust
  • Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton, Head of Education Programmes, Stonewall
  • Ron Cohen, Education Consultant (former Ofsted Lead Inspector)
  • Rob Partington, Headteacher, New Moston Primary School
  • Jonathan Baggaley, Chief Executive, PSHE Association
  • Emma Sanderson, National Director of Education
  • Andrew Lagden, CEO, Andrew Lagden Education Consultants (Chair)

Context:

From September 2020 the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and Health Education lessons will become compulsory. The new statutory guidance introduced by the Department for Education will apply to all primary and secondary schools in England. The policy update echoes the growing number of risks pupils face online and reflects the benefits of a deeper understanding of the health issues, mental wellbeing and relationships.

Join us in on Wednesday 21st October to guarantee that the new curriculum is set in the context of a wider whole-school approach. Join the conversation with the leading figures from the education sector and explore the policy requirements around age-appropriate, sensitive content and inclusive curriculum objectives.

Key issues to be addressed:

    • Overview of the new statutory guidance in primary and secondary schools
    • Developing a policy: designing and delivering the new subjects within a broad and balanced curriculum
    • Best practice: ensuring well delivered, age-appropriate, engaging lessons plans     
    • Implementing a responsible curriculum design: inclusive attitudes to LGBT and SEND pupils
    • Supporting and educating parents on the key aspects of the law and RSE: the right to withdraw
    • Keeping safe online: teaching pupils about online safety and information sharing
    • Accountability: What are Ofsted looking for?
    • Safeguarding, reports of abuse and confidentiality: Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

    The Event:

    The morning session will focus on the new statutory guidance for primary and secondary schools and identify the key features for school policy around relationships education.

    The afternoon session will encourage the best practice and focus on the implementation of the new requirements. You will learn from experts that have innovative ideas for inclusive curriculums and teaching strategies.

    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: governing bodies of maintained schools (including schools with a sixth form) and non-maintained special schools; trustees or directors of academies and free schools; proprietors of independent schools (including academies and free schools); management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs); teachers, other school staff and school nurses; head teachers, principals and senior leadership teams; Diocese and other faith representatives; relevant local authority staff, 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.

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

    For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com 

    To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: monica.thompson@dodsgroup.com

    Thursday 1st October 2020

    10.00am - 4.00pm (including networking lunch)

    Event to be held in Central London. The venue will be announced closer to the date.

    Private Sector | 1 Place: £595 | 2+ Places: £545 each

     

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

     

    15% Early Bird Expires - 4pm Friday 31st July 2020

     

    Above prices exclude VAT

     

    If you require a booking form, please contact customer.services@westminster-briefing.com 


    Background Quote

     “A historic step in education that will help equip children and young people with the knowledge and the support they need to form healthy relationships, lead healthy lives and be happy and safe in the world today”. Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education of the United Kingdom (2018–2019)


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