Primary Statutory Relationships Education from 2020

Date(s) - 13/01/2021
9:00 am - 2:30 pm


Online, via Zoom

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This course will be run online via Zoom. Full details of how to join will be sent in advance of the day.

It is a statutory expectation that all schools that teach children of primary age provide ‘relationships education’ in England. Primary schools also have to decide whether they teach sex education.

Course outline:

  • What does this statutory duty require a school to cover and how should schools prepare these changes?
  • Should primary/prep schools have a sex education programme, and if so, what should it include? 
  • How much flexibility will schools have?
  • What content is compulsory?
  • How do schools engage with parents?
  • What does a good Relationships Education policy look like?
  • Why are these changes being made?

Attending this course will enable delegates to:

  • Appreciate the purpose, context, principles and practice for teaching high quality Relationship Education
  • Understand what their school’s Relationship policy should include
  • Become familiar with exemplar materials and approaches
  • To be equipped to answer questions from children, colleagues and parents
  • To be more confident in working with sensitive issues
  • Discuss some practical strategies and schemes of work in school
  • To experience and share some interactive teaching/learning techniques

View the programme outline here.

Course tutor: John Rees

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