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04 Mar 2019
Free workshop to help plan for statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Public Health England, in collaboration with East Sussex Public Health, is hosting a free workshop on 7th March 2019 which brings together colleagues with an interest in planning for the implementation of statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

This free workshop on planning for the implementation of statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is for school staff and wider partners involved on the development and delivery of RSE.

Statutory relationships education in primary schools and RSE in secondary schools are due to be implemented from September 2020.

The event is aimed at colleagues across East Sussex and Kent and has been organised by Public Health England in collaboration with East Sussex Public Health. The workshop will be facilitated by national experts:

  • Alison Hadley, OBE, director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange at the University of Bedfordshire and Teenage Pregnancy Advisor to Public Health England, and;
  • Lucy Emmerson, director of the Sex Education Forum.

The event takes place on Thursday 7th March 2019 from 1.00–3.30pm at the Angel Centre*, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop will provide an ideal opportunity for stakeholders in East Sussex to collectively discuss the opportunities we have to support schools in being ready for the delivery of statutory RE/RSE (i.e. how we can add value), alongside the potential challenges; drawing upon the experiences and expertise of other colleagues in the South East and nationally.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for us to:

  • Consider key milestones involved in the RSE legislation and Government implementation
  • Become familiar with the new Sex Education Forum and PSHE Association ‘Roadmap’ tool for head teachers / senior leaders & know how it can be used to help schools begin preparing for statutory RSE.
  • Consider the lead-in time for schools to move through the steps on the Roadmap in order to be ready for  statutory RSE
  • Identify different types and sources of support that would be relevant to schools depending on the point they have reached in the journey towards high quality RSE (e.g. support from local sexual health services, local authority public health teams, local voluntary & community sector organisations etc.)
  • Consider how regional structures could be utilised to support schools with RSE
  • Identify any further support that schools, local commissioners, decision-makers and providers might need (for example: evidence, practice sharing, specialist advice, resources).

During the event East Sussex Public Health will also deliver a case study presentation to highlight the impact and outcomes of the RSE work delivered with schools by the East Sussex RSE Support Service commissioned by ESCC and delivered by the Sex Education Forum (2016-18).

For further information or to reserve a place please contact:

 *The Angel Centre is situated in the centre of Tonbridge surrounded by ample car parking and a short walk from Tonbridge Railway station.

Nicola Blake
Nicola Blake
Health Improvement Specialist - Children, Schools and Families

Phone: 01273 335060