Relationships Education and RSE: Policy Update and a Way Forward

From September 2020, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and Health Education lessons have 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 this event to explore the new curriculum and prepare to deliver it within the context of a wider whole-school approach.

Learn from leading figures from the education sector and explore the policy requirements around age-appropriate, sensitive content and inclusive curriculum objectives. Exchange best practice with other schools who have gone through this implementation journey and walk away with innovative ideas to incorporate into your teaching strategies.

Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the new statutory guidance for primary and secondary schools
    • Explore how to design and deliver the new subjects within a broad and balanced curriculum
    • Share best practice for well-delivered, age-appropriate, engaging lessons plans     
    • Implement a responsible curriculum design: inclusive attitudes to LGBT and SEND pupils
    • Review ways to best support and educate parents on the key aspects of the law and RSE: the right to withdraw

    Expert Speakers Include:

    • 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) 
    • Jonathan Baggaley, Chief Executive, PSHE Association
    • Holly Green, Education Programmes Manager, Stonewall 
    • Victoria Pugh, Senior lecturer in PSHE and RSE Primary Initial Teacher Education (PITE), University of Worcester 
    • Mary Taylor, Head of Programmes, Family Links the Centre for Emotional Health 
    • Rob Partington, Headteacher, New Moston Primary School 
    • Andrew Lagden, Education Consultant, Chair

    The Event:

    Due to current uncertainty surrounding live events and restrictions around social distancing, this event will now take place online.

    As a delegate you can expect:

    • High quality and timely content as you would expect in a face-to-face event
    • Facilitated Q&A and panel discussions to put your questions to expert speakers
    • Access to recordings from all conference sessions post-event
    • Scheduled breaks throughout the day to minimise screen fatigue
    • CPD accreditation on request for all registrants
    • Delivered via Zoom Webinar, an accessible and user-friendly platform

    Who should attend?

    This event is specifically designed for:

    • Governing bodies of maintained schools (including schools with a sixth form) and non-maintained special schools
    • Proprietors of independent schools (including academies and free schools)
    • Management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs)
    • Head teachers, principals and senior leadership teams
    • Trustees or directors of academies and free schools
    • Diocese and other faith representatives
    • School nurses
    • Teachers

    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: 

    To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

    Thursday 1st October 2020

    10.00am - 15.00pm 

    Event to be held online. 

    Private Sector | 1 Place: £395 


    Public Sector | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each


    Above prices exclude VAT


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    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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