Events and training provided by SEF members

Competent and confident educators 

Sex and relationships education (SRE) should be delivered by competent and confident educators. To support the continued professional development (CPD) of teachers, school nurses, youth workers and others involved in teaching SRE and providing one-to-one advice to children and young people there is a range of training opportunites available both locally and nationally.

  • Browse the calendar below for courses that offer open bookings.
  • To find expertise to support your SRE work (including commissionable training) view our map 
  • The next Sex Education Forum events for members is in June 2016

Staff working with people with learning disabilities often have some anxieties when they start to think about sex and relationships work (SRW). There are many complex issues which need to be considered before starting to address SRW, such as sex and relationships policies, legal aspects, capacity to consent, assessment of sexual knowledge, and the skills that staff currently have.

This three-day course addresses the important issues in SRW and gives participants the opportunity to discuss complex areas of work and share useful skills and ideas with each other.

The course is suitable for anyone working with people with mild-moderate learning disabilities who has little experience of SRW and wants an introduction to this area of work.


Read more at http://www.fpa.org.uk/course/liberating-life-choices-promoting-positive-sexuality-people-learning-disabilities-0#r4LJgOlsegdkdkZT.

 

Book on training days around the country provided by SEF members

February 2017

Sexual health awareness

22nd February 2017- Nottingham  
This one day training course from Stevenson Training & Interventions is designed to help build professionals’ confidence and skills when working with young people’s sexual health and teenage pregnancy. Learning Outcomes include: 

  • To look at current issues affecting young people in relation to their sexual health.
  • To gain an understanding of the different forms of contraception and consider them in relation to young people’s lifestyles.
  • To gain an understanding of sexually transmitted infections, their signs and symptoms and any treatments.
  • To understand young people’s risk taking behaviours.
  • To have an understanding of young people’s thoughts, feelings and vulnerabilities in direct relation to their sexual health.
  • To be able to signpost effectively.
  • To develop new skills and confidence when working with young people around the issues of sex and relationships.

Cost: £50
Booking information from www.stevensontraining.co.uk 

 

28 February 2017 - Birmingham 
Primary PSHE Subject Leader Network Meetings
This 3 hour event from Services for Education aims to provide an opportunity for subject leaders to keep up to date with current thinking about the development of PSHE nationally and in their setting.

As a non-statutory subject schools have a lot of creative freedom in what they teach, and when. Such flexibility is important, but can leave staff feeling they are working alone, sometimes without investment in training and resources comparative to their colleagues leading on core statutory subjects. These network meetings are designed to redress that balance and give PSHE subject leads the opportunity to come together to discuss central themes in PSHE, share good practice and resources, question practice and policies and look at how to raise the status of PSHE across the curriculum. By the end of the session participants will have reflected on current practice and national guidance and considered new or different pedagogical approaches and subject content in the teaching of PSHE.

Cost: £75 per delegate for HES subscribing schools, £125 for other delegates, per session.
Booking: To secure a place visit our website: www.servicesforeducation.co.uk.  Click ‘Book a Course’.

 

March 2017

 

10 March 2017 - Birmingham
Managing the risk to young people from online content
This course from Services for Education aims to give secondary teachers and mentors the understanding, confidence and the skills to help young people be more critical about online content that they come across. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • explored their own attitudes around explicit online material
  • developed an understanding of the nature of material accessed by young people and the patterns of access and usage
  • developed an understanding of the impact of explicit material on young peoples’ attitudes and how this changes self-perception and the expectations and roles within relationships and friendships
  • explored a range of resources and approaches for working with young people around questioning and understanding the impact of explicit material and how real life lessons apply to the choices they make

Cost: £125 per delegate, per session
Booking: To secure a place visit our website: www.servicesforeducation.co.uk.  Click ‘Book a Course’.

 

16 March 2017 - Birmingham
Relationships and sex education in the primary school
This one day course from Services for Education aims to provide a clear picture of the required content of a policy and programme of study for SRE across key stages 1 and 2, drawing on both what is a statutory requirement and that which is recognised good practice. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • a clear understanding of the legal requirements around SRE for maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • explored a range of suitable resources and teaching materials
  • developed an understanding of approaches to pupil and parent consultation and engagement around SRE
  • explored models for reporting SRE content to parents

Audience: Primary PSHE co-ordinators, Teaching Assistants, Senior Managers
Cost: £245 per delegate
Booking: To secure a place visit our website: www.servicesforeducation.co.uk.  Click ‘Book a Course’.

 

24 March 2017 - Bromley, Kent

Sexuality aGender: an inclusive sexual health toolkit - Proud Trust

This brand new pioneering resource pack is NOT a sexual health package for LGBT young people,
it is an inclusive pack for ALL young people. Sexuality aGender will enable you to engage with young people in a meaningful conversation about gender identity, sexuality and sexual health. 

Cost: £125 per delegate                                                                                                                                                                           Booking: Book here

 

April 2017

 

28th April 2017

Working with Trans and Gender non-conforming young people - Proud Trust

During the training day we will aim to:

• Help you get to grips with terminology and facts, and then learn how to put them into practice.
• Encourage you to ensure that your every day practice is trans-inclusive.
• Enable you to confidently and consistently recognise and challenge transphobia
• Look at the law and safeguarding aspects of supporting trans young people.
• Give you the tools to support a trans young person including relevant and local signposting.

Cost: £90 including refreshments

Booking: Book here

May 2017

 

16 May 2017 - Birmingham 
Safeguarding messages in the curriculum
This is half-day course from Services for Education. Schools have a wide remit to support Safeguarding and promote wellbeing. So many of today’s issues that face young people have been highlighted in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Schools have to respond to raising young people’s awareness of the issues and build resilience in them to make the right choices and lower risks To help staff explore the key messages that will help pupils come to terms with the issues that they can face in the modern day in an age appropriate curriculum. By the end of the course participants will have:

  • looked at the current issues of concern from Keeping Children Safe in Education
  • looked at where in a broad and balanced curriculum the issues can be addressed
  • linked up key factors that will help to build resilience in pupils through consistent messages

Audience: DSL, Year Heads, PSHE leads, Pastoral Heads, Head Teachers
Cost: £125 per delegate, per session
Booking: To secure a place visit our website: www.servicesforeducation.co.uk.  Click ‘Book a Course’.

 

June 2017

 

28 February 2017 - Birmingham 
Primary PSHE Subject Leader Network Meetings
This 3 hour event from Services for Education aims to provide an opportunity for subject leaders to keep up to date with current thinking about the development of PSHE nationally and in their setting.

As a non-statutory subject schools have a lot of creative freedom in what they teach, and when. Such flexibility is important, but can leave staff feeling they are working alone, sometimes without investment in training and resources comparative to their colleagues leading on core statutory subjects. These network meetings are designed to redress that balance and give PSHE subject leads the opportunity to come together to discuss central themes in PSHE, share good practice and resources, question practice and policies and look at how to raise the status of PSHE across the curriculum. By the end of the session participants will have reflected on current practice and national guidance and considered new or different pedagogical approaches and subject content in the teaching of PSHE.

Cost: £75 per delegate for HES subscribing schools, £125 for other delegates, per session.
Booking: To secure a place visit our website: www.servicesforeducation.co.uk.  Click ‘Book a Course’.

 

Training in your area

National PSHE CPD Programme

Various dates - 3 day courses in Leeds, Southwark, Nottingham, Surrey, London, Stockport, Bath, Bristol, Darlington and Somerset.

This is a 3 day training programme delivered at levels 4, 5 and 6 (HE1, 2 and 3) and accredited at 30 credits through the University of Roehampton. Participants will also have access to the University’s extranet site ‘Moodle’. The programme is aimed at teachers, HLTAs, community nurses, police officers, teaching assistants, youth workers, fire and safety officers and other professionals delivering and supporting PSHE in schools and other settings. The programme covers: 

  • Theory and concepts underpinning PSHE and its specialist areas
  • Legislation and guidance which support and impact on PSHE
  • Assessment and evaluation in PSHE
  • Being a reflective practitioner
  • Inclusion and equalities
  • Dealing with sensitive issues
  • Normative education

Costs: vary depending on location. Includes 3 training days, access to the University e-library, accreditation, registration and assessment fees as well as course materials. 
Booking: for more information visit www.pshe-cpd.com or email nationalpshe@babcockinternational.com