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Conference: Countdown to statutory RSE - Independent

09:45 — 16:30
Kingston Grammar School, 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6PY

The Sex Education Forum are proud to be partnering with Kingston Grammar School and It Happens to create a Countdown to RSE conference tailored for the independent sector. 

Relationships and Sex Education is changing. From September 2020, all independent schools will be required to teach Relationships and Sex Education that is compliant with new Government guidance.

This one-day conference brings together leading academics, inspirational teachers and RSE specialists to ensure your school is ready to deliver high quality RSE that is aligned with your school values and meets the needs of pupils.

Delegates will find out:

  • How the new guidance will affect your school
  • What you can do to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Options for integrating pastoral care and curriculum delivery
  • The value of starting early
  • The impact on pupil wellbeing and achievement
  • Opportunities for cross-curricula learning
  • What best practice schools are doing
  • Where to access resources and support

This conference has been tailored to meet the needs of independent schools including prep, senior, day, boarding, mixed and single-sex schools. Delegates can opt to attend 3 of 12 practical workshops on themes including: assessment, curriculum planning, LGBT+ inclusion, parental engagement, faith and RSE, integrating pastoral care and laying foundations in prep schools.

Who should attend?

  • Teaching staff
  • Heads of PSHE, DSLs
  • Deputy Heads
  • House Masters/Mistresses
  • Tutors, Pastoral/Support staff,
  • *NEW* Student ambassadors (6th Form)

Contributors include:

We are delighted to confirm that Sir Anthony Seldon, one of Britain’s leading educationalists and contemporary thinkers, will be delivering a conference keynote. 

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  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of University of Buckingham, former Master of Wellington College
  • Nick Forsyth, Head of Wellbeing, Kingston Grammar School 
  • Lucy Emmerson, Director, Sex Education Forum 
  • Dr Margot Waddell, Fellow of British Psychoanalytic Society, author of 'Adolescence and other stories', 'Inside Lives' and 'Understanding your 12-14 year old'
  • Professor Jessica Ringrose, UCL Institute of Education
  • Professor Rebecca Langlands, University of Exeter, Sex and History Project 
  • Dr Eleanor Draeger, specialist doctor in Genitourinary Medicine (Sexual Health and HIV), Senior Trainer, Sex Education Forum

With contributions from staff and pupils at: 

  • Lanesborough Prep school
  • Oakham School 
  • Sevenoaks School
  • St George's Weybridge
  • Wimbledon High School 

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