09 Jun, 20229:30 am-3:00 pm


After a sell-out course in February 2022, we will be re-running this training day in June 2022.

With reports from schools showing only one fifth had received adequate training on how to deliver this new curriculum by September 2021, and an increased focus on RSHE teaching and learning by school inspectorates Ofsted and ISI, including as a result of the Everyone’s Invited initiative, it is more important than ever to join together with peers to learn how to ensure high quality RSHE delivery in your school, to ensure positive outcomes for every pupil.

This Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Curriculum training day will provide attendees with practical guidance and step-by-step support on delivering the statutory guidance in your school. Participants will work with an expert trainer to understand statutory requirements, how to demonstrate these in curriculum delivery, and adapt information to ensure age-appropriate approaches. You will also be able to explore the nuanced language required to deliver a relevant and engaging RHSE curriculum to children and young people, as well as learn how to evaluate the quality of your provision.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the Department for Education (DfE) Guidance on the Secondary RSHE Curriculum
  • Evaluate your compliance with the new curriculum, and how to strengthen provision
  • Assess your RSE policy, and how to ensure this is accessible to staff, pupils and parents, and is effectively audited
  • Explore how to ensure your teaching of RSHE is inclusive
  • Enhance your subject knowledge and vocabulary
  • Discuss how an effective RSE curriculum can help tackle a culture of sexual harassment in schools


9:30 am
Login and Accessing Training Platform

*This training will run entirely via an online platform. Specific joining instructions and guidance will be provided to registered delegates. 

9:45 am
Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

Note that all of today’s sessions will be interactive, and attendees will have regular opportunities to pose questions to experts, engage in discussions with peers, and leave the day equipped to improve planning and delivery of the RHSE Curriculum.

In this first session, participants will have the opportunity to share their key challenges, to help tailor the training through the day to your needs, and help you find solutions.

Each session through the day will encourage and allow time for questions and discussion.

10:00 am
Workshop One: Statutory Compliance and Inspectorate Expectations

In this session, you will recap on the latest government guidance and requirements for the RSE curriculum, as well as the latest guidance from ISI and Ofsted around what your school and staff must be able to demonstrate.

Key takeaways will include:

  • Integrating the RSHE guidance with the wider statutory guidance and advice it accompanies, including around safeguarding and behaviour
  • Understand the distinctions between relationships and sex education, and health education, and how to ensure the curriculum covers all elements with age and stage appropriate content
  • Determine the definition of a broad and balanced curriculum in relation to RSHE, and how to translate this into needs-led curriculum planning
  • Explore the training modules developed by the DfE and how to roll these out among teachers and pastoral staff relating to RSE
  • Discuss how your school’s ethos can support PSHE development, and how to demonstrate this
10:50 am
Discussion Session: Meeting Your Statutory Requirements

Following the opening workshop, this will be your opportunity to ask any additional questions about the elements covered, and also share your concerns about the most challenging parts of the guidance, to work through finding solutions with the help of peers and the expert trainer.

11:10 am
Morning Break and Networking

Connect with other delegates to discuss common challenges via the virtual chat function.

11:25 am
Workshop Two: Reviewing Your RSE Policy and Planning the 2022/23 Curriculum

Since implementation of the new curriculum began in 2020/21, schools have been required to develop an RSE policy, inviting engagement from parents, and publish this with details of the corresponding curriculum.

While the pandemic has setback some progress around this, teaching this year is expected to fill gaps from last year, and so it is crucial you are now planning to fully meet requirements from September 2022 and ensure your teaching is needs-led and evidence-based.

In this session you will:

  • Explore methods for engaging parents in RSHE, and gain parental buy-in and support for curriculum plans and activities
  • Examine best practice RSE policies and how to develop your own high-quality statement
  • Determine how to develop a dedicated curriculum for RSHE while also integrating elements into other subjects where possible, for example science for a holistic approach
  • Learn how to audit your current curriculum, and progress in implementing this, to identify learning priorities for each year group
12:10 pm
Key Focus Session: Tackling Gendered Harassment in Your School

In light of revelations through the Everyone’s Invited initiative, it is vital that all schools now address the culture of gendered and sexual harassment that is apparent across the education sector, both in the classroom and the school community more broadly.

This session will provide space for an open and honest conversation among peers about how all staff can play a part in this, and specifically the role of the RSE curriculum in tackling damaging behaviour and creating new norms.

Our expert trainer will provide specialist guidance on this, as well as answer your key questions and concerns on the topic. Work together to plan age and stage-appropriate content.

12:40 pm
Afternoon Break and Networking

Connect with other delegates to discuss common challenges via the virtual chat function.

1:25 pm
Workshop Three: Enhance Your Subject Knowledge and Vocabulary

This session will guide you through key topics that must be covered in your RSHE curriculum, offering advice on how to teach sensitive topics, and helping you find the right words to cover themes in an age-appropriate manner.

Key themes will include:

  • Internet safety, sex in the media and pornography
  • Consent and sexual relationships
  • Healthy emotional relationships
  • Sexuality and gender norms
  • Practicing safe sex

The session will highlight some best practice, evidence-based principles, and opportunities to think about how to apply them to particular topics.

2:45 pm
Summary and Key Takeaways

In this final interactive session our expert trainer will summarise each workshop and discussion session, helping you recap on all you have learnt through the day, and ensuring tangible takeaways for you to implement in your school.

You will have the opportunity to ask any final questions and share comments, as well as determine next steps for needs-led curriculum development and delivery.

3:00 pm
Training Evaluation and Close


*Programme subject to change