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RSE webinars from the Sex Education Forum in November

A series of 75 minute webinars are running throughout November to support schools and those who work with them to plan high quality, evidence-based RSE. All sessions are run using zoom and are interactive with opportunities for practice sharing and questions. 

  • Parental consultation & RSE  - 4 November
  • Distancing techniques - SEND focus - 4 November
  • Defining RSE & building a developmental and evidence-based curriculum - 11 November
  • Creative assessment of RSE - SEND focus - 12 November
  • Teaching menstrual wellbeing in RSHE – 17 November
  • Teaching about FGM - 18 November
  • RSE and preparing for adulthood - SEND focus - 19 November
  • SEND inclusive RSE in mainstream settings (2 hours) - 27 November

Sex Education Forum members qualify for the discounted ticket price

Full details and booking information

You may also be interested in the following blogs, one from Rachael Baker takes a look at distancing techniques in RSE and another from Lucy Emmerson providing a quick tour of the DfE’s online training modules for RSHE


DfE Communication to schools on the implementation of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex and Health Education

Please see the recent notification from the DfE about the increased flexibility on implementation of RSHE. This has been sent to all schools but we don’t want you to miss seeing the exact terms.


Relationships Education or RSE School Policy Review Service

Schools will be finalising their Relationships Education or RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) policies the summer term 2020 to ensure that they are fully compliant with their new statutory duties from September 2020.  The HfL Wellbeing team are offering a policy check and review service for schools who would like to be sure their policy meets all requirements.

Booking and policy review process

To book your Relationships Education or RSE Policy Review, please contact to notify the team that you wish to book a review and so a date and time can be allocated.

The Wellbeing team will then confirm the review day allocated and arrange a follow up call to discuss the feedback as near to that time as possible to suit you.
Once the policy is reviewed you will receive written feedback by email.
The follow up 30 minute phone call will give you a chance to clarify further.
Total cost of review process £244.


Support for schools preparing for the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum for 2019/20

The mandatory changes requiring schools to deliver Relationships Education (primary), RSE (secondary) and Health Education (cross-phase) begin from September 2020. The 2019/20 academic year is a key time for curriculum review and staff training to enable effective transition. The Herts for Learning Wellbeing Team is offering schools, academies and MATs a series of training opportunities and consultancy support to develop staff confidence and curriculum quality, in addition to their range of support for the management, development and teaching of the mandatory curriculum and PSHE.


New requirements for Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education

The new regulations for teaching Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education in England’s primary and secondary schools have passed through the House of Lords and will come in to force from September 2020.  Find out how Herts for Learning can help your school start making the transition with our range of specially devised training courses and consultancy services starting this term. arrow Find out more