It has been over 4 years since the Government released the statutory guidance which made it a requirement for all secondary schools in England to teach Relationship and Sex Education (RSHE), and Relationship Education in primary schools. Ofsted’s April 2021 review into sexual abuse in schools and colleges emphasised the importance of well sequenced, mandatory RSHE to mitigate against the rising levels of sexual abuse and harassment in schools. With the pandemic significantly disrupting the implementation of compulsory RSHE lessons, primary and secondary schools across the country must now prioritise embedding effective, high-quality RSHE teaching into their curriculums and improving wellbeing and health outcomes for all pupils.

  • 28% of young people had not learnt about ‘how to tell if a relationship is healthy, including online relationships’, according to a 2021 survey by the Sex Education Forum,
  • Young people who did not receive any RSHE in schools were more likely to go on take more sexual risks, according to research published in November 2021 by the Department for Education
  • The same DfE study also demonstrated that those who said that they were taught about consent, LGBT+ matters, and relationships, were more likely to describe the RSHE they received as useful

Join us at The Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) in Schools Conference 2022 to hear the latest updates and teaching strategies from experts across primary and secondary education in implementing an effective RSHE curriculum. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, from delivering sex-positive and inclusive approaches to RSHE, to engaging with pupils, parents and external organisations to deliver an exemplary RSHE curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues across primary and secondary schools to share common challenges and solutions in providing inclusive RSHE teaching.

Why Attend:

Hear the latest updates and strategies on implementing a successful RSHE curriculum
✓ Learn best practice in working with pupils and parents for a robust lesson plan
✓ Engage with  selected case studies from a range of educational organisations and institutions
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across primary and secondary schools
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

This is a live event taking place online:
Access a full live event with 8 hours of CPD points from home
✓ Network and connect with colleagues in breakout networking sessions and the meeting hub
✓  Interact with speakers through live Q&A and networking
✓ Review event materials and presentations post-event

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


  • Online Registration
  • Chairs’ Welcome Address

    Dr Sacha Mason, Head of Programmes for Education and Lifelong Learning, Bishop Grosseteste University (CONFIRMED)

    Professor Richard Woolley, Head of the School of Education, Hull University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Developing and Implementing a Whole-School Approach to Teaching RSHE
    • Guidance on designing an inclusive, comprehensive and evidence-based curriculum for RSHE
    • Resources to equip staff with the adequate tools and knowledge to teach RSHE effectively and support the wellbeing of pupils
    • Consulting students and parents when designing an RSHE curriculum to ensure it addresses the needs of the school demographic
    • Strategies and tips to review and evaluate the impact of RSHE teaching: facilitating whole-school involvement to sustain success

    Lucy Emmerson, Chief Executive, Sex Education Forum (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: The Latest National Policy and Guidance for Teaching RSHE in Schools
    • Sharing the impact of the latest government guidance on RSHE for primary and secondary schools
    • Insights into consulting with parents to develop an age-appropriate, successful RSHE school policy: key considerations and advice
    • Top tips for delivery and teaching strategies: embedding RSHE across other national curriculum subjects
    • Best practice safeguarding advice and guidance on managing disclosures from pupils when teaching RSHE
    • Evaluating pupil’s understanding of the RSHE curriculum to inform future developments and improvements

    Hayley Clark, Head of Development and Implementation, NSPCC (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 
  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Delivering a Healthy, Sex Positive Approach to Relationships and Sex Education
    • Teaching strategies to reduce the stigma and shame associated with elements of sex education and promote pupil wellbeing
    • Best practice in supporting young people to understand consent and communicate their boundaries
    • Tackling the impact of online interactions on young people’s view of sex and addressing misconceptions
    • Developing pupils’ knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases to improve health outcomes
    • Top tips for ensuring all RSHE lessons are LGBTQ+ inclusive and exploring the topic of sexuality and gender in the classroom

    Jo Morgan, Founder, Engendering Change (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Supporting and Building Confidence in Staff to Effectively Teach RSHE
    • Strategies to engage with staff to help identify and address gaps in subject knowledge
    • Sharing practical tools and resources used to train staff to deliver RSHE lessons on a range of topics
    • Establishing an open forum between staff and the RSHE lead to ensure consistent support in delivering the RSHE curriculum
    • Guidance on supporting staff to manage RSHE training and development alongside current workloads

    Kim Mason, RSHE Lead, Shiphay Learning Academy (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers
  • Lunch
  • Keynote: Embedding LGBTQ+ Inclusivity into the RSHE Curriculum
    • Equipping teachers with the tools to feel confident teaching RSHE to be LGBTQ+ inclusive
    • Ensuring LGBTQ+ inclusion is embedded across the RSHE curriculum: tools for neutralising language and referring to different types of relationships
    • Supporting the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ students: offering sexual health guidance and signposting pupils toward trusted sources
    • Teaching LGBTQ+ history across the curriculum to improve representation and promote allyship and understanding among students

    Nick Dunne, Head of Development, Brook (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Delivering Accessible and Inclusive RSHE Teaching to Pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs  
    • Identifying and addressing the barriers to accessing sex education faced by pupils with SEND – in terms of the rate of SLCN and how this impacts access to RSHE
    • Using speech and language therapy to help students with SEND access RSHE lessons
    • Developing an RSHE curriculum focused on the language of RSHE and mental capacity and tools for measuring the outcome of interventions
    • Making reasonable adjustments to deliver RSHE lessons bespoke to the individual needs of pupils
    • Training staff to improve the engagement of pupils with SEND when teaching RSHE

    Kate Boot, Clinical Lead for Allied Health Professionals, Phoenix Learning and Care Group (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers
  • Breakout Networking: Practicing Inclusion in Teaching Relationships and Sex Education

    Building upon the learning of the previous sessions, this will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in making relationships and sex education more inclusive, allowing you to share best practice strategies with fellow attendees.

  • Comfort Break
  • Case Study: Using a Multi-Agency Approach to Deliver Best Practice RSHE in Local Schools
    • Insight into The Sunderland Relationship, Sex and Health Education Charter Mark: supporting schools to improve RSHE provision
    • Engaging with expert organisations to develop and implement a robust RSHE policy
    • Inter-agency curriculum planning: tips for incorporating the perspective of the healthcare sector into the RSHE curriculum
    • Working in partnership with local primary and secondary schools to share best practice on the delivery of RSHE

    Danika Shilliday, Co-Ordinator for RSHE, Together for Children (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Insights into Engaging with Parents to Develop an RSHE Curriculum
    • Consulting parents: incorporating parent feedback into the development of an RSHE policy to ensure it is tailored to the needs of pupils
    • Guidance on clearly communicating parental rights to withdraw children from non-statutory elements of RSHE
    • Tips for engaging with parents from minority ethnic or faith backgrounds with concerns regarding the curriculum
    • Sustaining parental input: ensuring parents are kept informed as the curriculum gets updated, particularly for non-statutory content

    Sam Cartland, Assistant Headteacher, Theale Green School (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers
  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be professionals who work across primary and secondary schools.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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