Leading RSHE within PSHE for Secondary Schools

This conference will be online:-

  • Presenters are presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides and activities
  • Opportunities for delegate questions and comments
  • A short task between the two sessions
  • A copy of the slides will be made available after the course, along with further materials

This is a one day course split over Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December, sessions will be 4pm to 6:30pm on both days.

As from September 2020 all primary schools will have to teach Relationships and Sex and Health Education. This should be based on local need and delivered within a wider framework of PSHE.

Statutory Guidance June 2019

School Inspection Handbook

  • So, what is statutory and how do we ensure we meet local needs?
  • How do we engage effectively with parents / carers?
  • What will Ofsted expect?
  • How do we develop our policy and how does it link to other policies?
  • What do I need to do to lead this effectively?
  • What do we do about Assessment?

The DfE has said, “The knowledge and attributes gained will support their own, and others, wellbeing and attainment.”

Attending this course will enable delegates to understand and explain to colleagues:

  • The rationale for high quality RSHE / PSHE
  • The policy context and how this links to R(S)HE policy and practice
  • Effective engagement with Parents / Carers
  • Good practice pedagogy including ground rules, distancing techniques and interactive teaching/learning techniques
  • Appropriate ways to manage challenging questions
  • Approaches to assessment and evaluation

Clear Approaches and Strategies

This course is practical and interactive. Teachers will leave with a clear set of strategies and

interventions which they can adopt in their leadership of R(S)HE / PSHE.

1. The justification for PSHE.

1.1. Definitions of PSHE,

1.2. Links to SMSC,

1.3. Well-being and attainment links

2. The policy context - How to make sense of, and understand the links between

2.1. ‘British Values’ as part of SMSC (2014)

2.2. Sexual violence and harassment in schools & colleges (DFE 2017)

2.3. Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills (DfE 2017)

2.4. Teaching online safety in school (DfE 2019)

2.5. Character Education framework guidance (DfE 2019)

2.6. Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2019)

2.7. Ofsted Inspection Framework (2019)

2.8. Relationships ed, relationships and sex ed (RSE) and health education R(S)HE (DfE 2019)

2.9. R(S)HE within PSHE (DfE 2020)

3. What is statutory?

3.1. What are the statutory components of RSHE?

3.2. How does this link to a wider framework of PSHE?

3.3. How do we adapt our curriculum to local needs?

3.4. How does PSHE link to and support other curriculum areas?

4. Leading PSHE in Secondary

4.1. Planning our journey to statutory

4.2. Effective Parental engagement and consultation

4.3. Primary difference

4.4. Teaching about intimate sexual relationships and sexual health

4.5. What does good practice look like?

5. What style of leadership is appropriate?

5.1. What constitutes leadership?

5.2. Managing up

5.3. The advantages & disadvantages of different leadership styles

5.4. Implementing change effectively

6. Assessment and evaluation.

6.1. Assessment or Evaluation?

6.2. The purpose of assessment in PSHE

6.3. What does the DfE Guidance say?

6.4. Qualifications

6.5. Effective approaches - secondary

7. Next steps?

7.1. Where are we now?

7.2. What’s my plan of action?

7.3. Some sources of help

Presenter Profile

John Rees is passionately committed to improving the learning and life chances of children and young people, through the professional development of individuals and organizations.
Seconded from secondary school leadership, John lead the transformation of a 2-school research project at Exeter University, into an evidence-based, behaviourally-effective, multi-agency wellbeing programme with 200+ schools across the UK and overseas, with unique evidence of health benefit and educational improvement.
Since 2005 John has worked with Local Authorities, schools, charities and commercial groups across the UK and abroad to provide coaching and training, to support school improvement. This is predominantly around R(S)HE / PSHE, behaviour management and SMSC to support school improvement and improve the learning and life chances of children and young people, and the adults who work with, and for, them.

Cost: £250 per delegate; £299 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course

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