We are delighted to open bookings for our 2018 annual conference. Our conference events in London on June 21st and Leeds on June 28th will offer a mixture of practical sessions and thought provoking keynotes on how PSHE education can support your pupils as well as many opportunities to share practice with like-minded professionals from around the country.
This year’s event is particularly timely given the introduction of statutory relationships and sex education – and potentially PSHE in its entirety – in all schools, and we will bring you the latest policy and practice updates to ensure you and your schools are as prepared as can be. We will publish further details as they are finalised.
Suitable for primary and secondary PSHE teachers and leads; school leadership teams; local authorities and academy chains; SENCOs; school nurses; and PSHE education service providers.
We’re still finalising our agenda and will add more detail here once agreed, but the following will give you a flavour of what you can expect from this year’s events:
- National policy updates, including a keynote from Ian Bauckham CBE - the government’s education advisor for PSHE and RSE, who is leading the Department for Education review into the status and content of the subject. We are therefore delighted to welcome Ian as a keynote speaker to our London and Leeds events. The recent PSHE and RSE call-for-evidence received over 20,000 responses, and Ian conducted a series of roundtable events with leading organisations to inform the future of PSHE, so we really look forward to hearing what he has to say.
- A choice of practical workshops: delegates can choose from a range of practical workshops on some of the most pressing areas of PSHE, and attend two on the day. We have planned sessions on getting ready for statutory RSE through PSHE; mental health and social media; media literacy/fake news; exploring risks of gang activity; economic crime and fraud; workshops for colleagues in SEND settings and much more. View all workshop choices here.
- Launch of new RSE resources: we will launch our ‘Preparing for Statutory RSE: PSHE Leads' Packs for both primary and secondary colleagues, essential ‘how to’ guides to build your confidence around the statutory changes. We will also run workshops on the day about putting the guidance into practice. These major new resources will guide you through how to ensure effective relationships and sex education (or ‘relationships education’ at primary) in your school. The tools are designed to provide what you need to implement RSE within your PSHE programme, whether you are starting from scratch or giving your programme an update in time for the increased expectations of statutory status. They will cover everything from assessing student needs, to writing an RSE policy, to communicating with parents and training up your colleagues.
- Live performance of 'The Talk': there will be a performance of the critically-acclaimed RSE play ‘The Talk’ – based on interviews with almost 100 people of all ages on their experiences of relationships and sex education and figures central to its increased priority on the school curriculum.Watch the trailer and read the playwright’s blog for a flavour of what to expect.
- Best practice and latest research: we will hear from an inspirational PSHE lead about what works in her schools and will have a variety of speakers bringing you the latest research on young people's health and media use.
- A variety of exhibitors: there will be a great line up of exhibitors highlighting PSHE resources that have achieved our Quality Mark.
- Programme: We are finalising details but are happy to share a broad outline of the timings and content of the day.