Westminster Education Forum

Preparing for implementing compulsory relationships and sex education in schools - curriculum content, best practice and teacher training

Morning, Thursday, 8th February 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will assess priorities for implementing compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) in schools in England. Stakeholders and policymakers will discuss key issues emerging from the Government consultation on the RSE curriculum, including new draft regulations and guidance, due later this year - including areas such as mental health, online safety and healthy relationships. Delegates will consider what measures are necessary to ensure that all pupils have access to high quality RSE that takes account of age and religious background, as well as priorities for designing an RSE curriculum inclusive of LGBT+ and SEND groups. The agenda looks at what can be learnt from existing examples of best practice in teaching RSE, including in parental engagement to maximise the reach of RSE lessons and the involvement of young people in curriculum design. Further sessions consider priorities for equipping the teaching workforce with the skills and confidence necessary to teach RSE, in light of research from Coram Life Education, which found that two thirds of primary school head teachers and PSHE leads require further guidance on implementing compulsory RSE.


 



Guest of Honour

Roary Pownall

Her Majesty’s Inspector (East Midlands Region) and National Lead for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Ofsted

Guest of Honour

Roary Pownall

Her Majesty’s Inspector (East Midlands Region) and National Lead for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Ofsted

Keynote Speaker

Jenny Barksfield

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

Chairs

Diana Johnson MP

Lord Storey

House of Lords Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson

Speakers

Dr Vanita Sundaram

Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of York

Cathy Murphy

PSHE Adviser, Cambridgeshire PSHE Service

Helen Corteen

Head of Education and Participation, Brook

Sarah Hannafin

Senior Policy Advisor, NAHT

Sandra Teacher

Education Consultant, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Will Gardner

Chief Executive, Childnet

Josh Bradlow

Policy Officer, Stonewall

Bea Stevenson

Head of Social and Emotional Learning, Family Links

Nic Dunn

Children’s Services Manager, Barnardo’s

Janet Palmer

Educational Consultant and former National Lead for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Ofsted

Sarah Lyles

PSHE, Wellbeing and Inclusion Consultant and Lead for the National PSHE CPD Programme, Babcock Education