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

Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Priorities for implementing compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) in schools in England is the focus of this seminar as Government conducts its consultation on the RSE curriculum - looking at what topics parents, teachers, and young people feel should be incorporated in the new school guidelines. The consultation is being led by Ian Bauckham, Chief Executive Officer, Tenax Schools Trust, who has kindly agreed to deliver a keynote address at the conference.


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.



Guests of Honour

Roary Pownall

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

Ian Bauckham

Adviser, Improving Relationships and Sex Education in Schools, Department for Education and Chief Executive Officer, Tenax Schools Trust

Guests of Honour

Ian Bauckham

Adviser, Improving Relationships and Sex Education in Schools, Department for Education and Chief Executive Officer, Tenax Schools Trust

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

Bernadette Hurley

PSHE Lead, St Margaret Clitherow RC Primary School, Hertfordshire

Josh Bradlow

Policy Officer, Stonewall

Lucy Emmerson

Coordinator, Sex Education Forum

Laura Foley

Lead Teacher of PSHE, Hodgson Academy, Lancashire

Mary Taylor

Emotional Health at School Consultant, Family Links

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