We have been asked by the PSHE Association to share details of this free seminar with our members.

The below information comes from the PSHE Association website:

Health education and relationships and sex education (RSE) — core components of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education — will be compulsory in all schools from 2020. Schools are beginning to prepare so there is a need to ensure the teacher workforce is ready.

Health Education England and the PSHE Association (the national body for PSHE education) are working in partnership to explore implications for the ITE sector. In February we will publish new research looking at current provision and how ITE can best respond to these changes.

Our free seminar in central London on 13 February, 1.30 – 4pm will:

  • Discuss what these changes mean for teacher training
  • Share project findings and examples of good practice from our major new report
  • Provide tools to support training of new teachers in this area
  • Create a network for future collaboration

Despite responsibility for planning and delivery of PSHE often falling to NQTs, our research highlights concerns about how prepared many are to teach it. We want to ensure all trainees have a basic grounding in PSHE that prepares them to plan and teach safe, effective lessons relating to sometimes difficult issues such as mental health and healthy relationships.

We are inviting initial teacher educators (including university lecturers, school-based training leads and headteachers), along with PSHE education and ITE policy decision-makers. Spaces are limited so please book now to secure a space and if you can’t make it yourself, please pass the invitation to a suitable colleague.

The event will be held at the Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ.


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