In March 2023, Rishi Sunak ordered an urgent review of sex education in schools, following discussions surrounding the teaching of age-appropriate material. Current statutory guidance ensures that all primary schools must teach relationships education, and all secondary schools must teach relationships and sex education; however, there are ongoing conversations and controversies around the best approaches for delivering the RSHE curriculum. Through sharing best practice in whole-school approaches to teaching RSHE and engaging with parents on RSHE lesson plans, schools can work together to successfully develop inclusive and appropriate RSHE curriculums for all pupils.

  • In 2021, there were 13,131 teenage pregnancies in England, a small increase from the year prior according to the Office for National Statistics
  • According to the Sex Education Forum’s (SEF’s) 2022 survey, 22% of young people rated the quality of RSE as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’
  • 39% of respondents to SEF’s survey said that they didn’t learn any information relevant to trans or non-binary people
  • Pupils who did not receive 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

Join us at The Relationships, Sex and Health Education in Schools Conference 2023 to hear the latest policies and strategies from experts across the education sector in developing and improving RSHE curriculums. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including incorporating safeguarding into RSHE, delivering RSHE lessons to children with SEND and teaching consent in schools. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the education sector to share common challenges in improving RSHE.

Why Attend:
✓ Hear the latest policies and strategies for implementing and delivering successful RSHE lessons
✓ Best practice examples of working with parents when developing RSHE curriculums
✓ Engage with selected case studies addressing key challenges including upskilling staff and ensuring RSHE is inclusive
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the education sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

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

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Professor EJ Renold, Professor of Childhood Studies, Cardiff University (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Understanding How Children and Young People are Learning About Relationships, Sex and Sexuality

    Professor EJ Renold, Professor of Childhood Studies, Cardiff University, Sara Bragg, Lecturer, University College London and Professor Jessica Ringrose, Professor of the Sociology of Gender and Education, IOE – Education, Practice & Society, University College London (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Guidance for Overcoming Key Challenges in Teaching RSHE in Schools

    Dr Sophie King-Hill, Associate Professor, Health Services Management Centre at University of Birmingham (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Keynote: Adopting a Whole-School Approach to Improving RSHE Curriculums in Schools

    • Training all staff to promote healthy relationships and sexual behaviours effectively and confidently
    • Engaging with students and staff from a range of backgrounds to ensure inclusive RSHE learning plans are developed
    • Guidance on ensuring all RSHE curriculums and lesson plans across the school focus on consistency and accuracy
    • Creating a developmental curriculum: tips for tailoring RSHE learning approaches to meet the individual needs of all pupils at the appropriate age
    • Responding to safeguarding concerns and disclosures in RSHE lessons sensitively and effectively

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

  • Keynote: Promoting Healthy Relationships in Schools: Embedding Safeguarding into RSHE Curriculums

    David Underwood, Education Consultant, NSPCC (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Adopting an Empowering Approach to Delivering RSHE: Key Tips and Strategies

    • Guidance on creating open and honest discussions during RSHE lessons to destigmatise conversations around sex for pupils and staff
    • Facilitating conversations about pleasure: teaching young people about sexuality and safe exploration
    • Changing the narrative of sex education: tools for focussing on knowledge and education, and reducing shame around sex
    • Discussing pornography with children and young people: dispelling harmful myths about sex

    Jo Morgan, Founder and CEO, Engendering Change (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers Session

  • Lunch Break 

  • Keynote: Creating an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum: Supporting All Students to Access RSHE

    • Recommendations for adopting lesson plans to include neutral language and different relationship dynamics
    • Upskilling teaching staff to feel confident teaching LGBTQ+ pupils about sex and relationships
    • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ students during RSHE and signposting appropriate support avenues
    • Offering targeted sexual health and wellbeing support to LGBTQ+ students to ensure safety amongst all pupils

    Nick Dunne, Head of Business Development, Brook (CONFIRMED)

  • Preventing and Tackling Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Understanding Sexting and Teaching Consent

    Dr Emily Setty, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Surrey (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Breakout Networking: Overcoming Challenges and Sharing Successes in Improving RSHE Policies and Curriculums

    This session will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the main challenges you face in changing and improving RSHE policies in schools, allowing you to share your experiences and best practice.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Embedding Youth Voice into the Curriculum: Engaging Children and Young People in RSHE Lessons

    Emily Lloyd, PSE/RSE Lead, The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Engaging PRIMARY Pupils in RSHE Lessons: Using analogies to create a comprehensive and engaging curriculum

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be school leaders from across the education sector.

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

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


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month