Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for the implementation of compulsory relationships and sex education and health education in schools - curriculum design, inclusivity and developing the teaching workforce

Morning, Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar will discuss issues for implementing compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) in schools in England.


It is bringing together policymakers with stakeholders in the education sector as they prepare for the introduction of relationships education into primary schools, RSE in secondary schools, and health education in all state funded schools from 2020.


The conference also follows the recent announcement by government of its new guidelines for RSE in schools including subject content and support available for teachers.


The seminar is timed as an opportunity to discuss the Government’s response to its consultation on draft statutory guidance, which set out recommendations on how the teaching requirements for compulsory RSE should vary between different types of schools and what students will be expected to know by the end of primary and secondary school.


Delegates will consider what steps can be taken to ensure RSE is implemented effectively and how schools can be supported with curriculum design - with concerns surrounding the breadth of the curriculum in some schools.


Sessions will also look at how schools can work with parents on the design and delivery of RSE to increase parental understanding and engagement, and the training and resources school leaders need in order to design a curriculum inclusive of SEND students, LGBT issues, and faith perspectives.


The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss the introduction of compulsory health education to be taught to pupils of all ages - with a focus on ‘promoting the positive link between physical and mental health’ as recently announced by the Secretary of State.


Further sessions consider priorities for equipping the teaching workforce with the skills necessary to teach RSE, focusing on the resources and support that can be provided.


It comes with the Government’s announcement of a £6m support package for schools, but with concerns surrounding teachers confidence - and in some cases limited training - as they approach teaching RSE and health education, and about the availability of funding for future training programmes.


Delegates will also look at the position of RSE within Ofsted’s new education inspection framework as Ofsted consults on the introduction of a new ‘personal development’ judgement for schools ahead of its expected introduction in September.



Keynote Speakers

Ian Bauckham

Education Advisor - Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE, Department for Education

Roary Pownall HMI

National Lead for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Ofsted

Keynote Speakers

Ian Bauckham

Education Advisor - Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE, Department for Education

Roary Pownall HMI

National Lead for Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship, Ofsted

Speakers

Keren Gunn

Senior Assistant Principal; Continuing Professional Development Advisor and PSHE SLE, Hatton Academies Trust, Northamptonshire

Laura Russell

Head of Policy, Stonewall

Emma Rigby

Chief Executive, Association for Young People’s Health

Lucy Emmerson

Director, Sex Education Forum

Jenny Barksfield

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

Helen Corteen

Head of Innovation & Partnerships, Brook

Mary Taylor

Head of Programmes, Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health

Carolyn Bunting

Chief Executive Officer, Internet Matters

Ruth Hilton

Chair, Board of Trustees, Jewish AIDS Trust

Sally Thomas

Policy Specialist, National Education Union