Morning, Thursday, 8th February 2018
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.