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30 November 2018 - conference agenda released!

18 September 2018

The Sex Education Forum is pleased to release its agenda for our Countdown to Statutory RSE conference on Friday 30th November 2018. Make sure to book your tickets and attend the conference hosted by the country's leading Relationships and Sex Education (RSE/SRE) experts.

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Scroll down to download a PDF of the programme. A full guide to the workshop choices is provided below. 

Workshop choice 1

Josie Rayner-Wells: Parents
This workshop will guide you through effective strategies to engage parents, ensuring a triangulation between the pupil, parent and school. Know what to include in parent sessions, how to respond to parental concerns and how to support parents to build on RSE at home. 

Dr Polly Haste: Putting the new RSE guidance into practice
This workshop will use a brand new ‘Roadmap to statutory RSE’ tool to explore the key steps needed to deliver a compliant, engaging and inclusive programme of RSE by September 2020. Guided by our Head of Training & Practice you will sample audit tools and review curriculum frameworks, and consider how you can deliver RSE that meets the needs of staff, pupils and parents. 

Alice Hoyle: Adapting common games into RSE games for increased engagement
Guaranteed to be fun, you will come away with new tools for your RSE kit to use with pupils at primary and secondary level and also with parents, governors and staff. 

Dr Eleanor Draeger: New issues in sexual health
This workshop will give you the chance to learn directly from a sexual health doctor about some of the most interesting new issues in sexual health at the moment, including HPV vaccination for boys, the U=U campaign and PreP.  Dr Eleanor Draeger* will explain the topics and explore ways to approach them in the classroom. 

Workshop choice 2

Dr Jenny Lloyd: Contexual safeguaring
Based on the ground breaking work of the Contexual Safeguarding Network Jenn'y workshop will use a case-study approach to consider adolescent vulnerability and peer-abuse and then consider how a Contexual Safeguarding approach can be used by schools, including the role of RSE.  

Jonny Hunt: Sex positive starts in primary through to secondary
Pleasure is a topic that many professionals shy away from when it comes to RSE, leaving young people to find answers elsewhere. Jonny will show how talking about pleasure and introducing sex as something that should be enjoyed by all involved suddenly opens up conversations about consent, emotional intimacy, being ready, healthy relationships and is inclusive regardless of your sexuality and gender identity. 

Dr Polly Haste: Putting the new guidance into pracitce - secondary
This workshop will use a brand new ‘Roadmap to statutory RSE’ tool to explore the key steps needed to deliver a compliant, engaging and inclusive programme of RSE by September 2020. Guided by our Head of Training & Practice you will sample audit tools and review curriculum frameworks, and consider how you can deliver RSE that meets the needs of staff, pupils and parents. 

Professor Vanita Sundaram: Young people's understanding of sexual violence
Drawing on her extensive research into sexual harassment and gender-based violence in education settings, Vanita will discuss how young people's understandings and experiences of sexism, harassment and violence can be used to inform RSE curricular content.  Co-facilitated with Lucy Emmerson, Director of the Sex Education Forum, participants will explore whether or not RSE currently reflects young people’s realities and what might need to change. 

Workshop choice 3

Rachel Williams: Trans and non-binary idenetities - strategies for inclusion
Trans and non-binary identities – strategies for inclusion: This workshop from the Proud Trust will focus on understanding the experiences of trans and non-binary children and young people, introduce some key resources and give practical strategies for trans inclusion in RSE at both primary and secondary level.

Dr Eleanor Draeger: Introduction to sexual health
Whether you are new to teaching RSE, or an experienced practitioner who’d like to pick up some new tips, this workshop with sexual health doctor Eleanor Draeger will cover some of the core skills that you need to teach students about sexual health, with reference to the wording in the draft RSE guidance, such as: “Pupils should know… how the different sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDs, are transmitted”. 

Victoria Pugh and Catherine Fletcher: Meeting RSE needs of SEND pupis in a mainstream school
Victoria Pugh will co-facilitate with Catherine Fletcher, Teacher at Leominster Primary School so that participants can consider a framework for meeting the needs of SEND pupils in mainstream schools with a live example of good practice. 

Josie Rayner-Wells: Rolling out high quality RSE
This workshop will highlight key strategies that are important in ensuring staff within a school adopt best-practice approaches to RSE, achieving consistent standards without reducing the autonomy of the individual teacher.

 

Proceed to booking - where you will be asked to select your workshop choices.