From September 2019, Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) will become a statutory subject in all schools (Relationships Education in primary schools) and by the time this event takes place on 23rd November, the government is expected to have published its statutory guidance for this new compulsory subject.
The government has also legislated for PSHE to become statutory and discussions over a potential timetable for this policy are still on-going.
SecEd and Headteacher Update are hosting the Second National Conference on Statutory RSE and PSHE to offer access to thought leadership, policy insights, innovation and a range of best practice case study workshops and experts.
The conference will give advice, guidance and tips to help schools set up and develop effective RSE and PSHE and will help ensure your plans for the statutory requirements are in line with requirements and established best practice.
The keynote sessions and interactive workshops are structured to provide insight across both primary and secondary schools and will ask key questions, challenge current thinking and foster debate.
This conference will be chaired by Dr Pooky Knightsmith – Mental Health Ambassador and Educator & Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. The event will give clear and practical insights into the changes ahead through a combination of keynote presentations and workshops. These will collectively focus on what schools can expect from statutory RSE and where we are heading with PSHE – including the latest news on Department for Education policy.
At the same time, the conference will focus best practice when it comes to delivering RSE and PSHE to meet the needs of young people in 2018, including school case studies and expert guidance on the latest challenges and issues that these subjects absolutely must tackle if they are to be effective.
By November, schools should have a clear idea of what the requirements of RSE are and this event will use this expected government guidance as a basis for its best practice presentations.