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Preparing for statutory RSE: A Governor's role


Does your Governing Board understand their obligations within the new RSE guidance?


The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced new legislation on relationships and sex education in all schools in England. School governors are by law expected to give ‘due regard’ to the guidance and to maintain an up to date RSE policy, which must be made available to parents. The Governing Board should also ensure a number of key areas such as pupil progress, accessibility, assessment, parental communication and resourcing to enable the school to fulfil its legal obligations.


  • Understand the rational and purpose of the new curriculum requirements.
  • Be briefed on relevant key points from the new statutory guidance, including the legal obligations.
  • Identify what needs to be included in an RSE policy to ensure compliance with the new legislation.
  • Develop confidence in your governance role to support effective RSE in your school.

100% of attendees rated the course as ‘excellent’ and 100% would recommend this training session to other Governors.

“Given me knowledge about what I need to go back and ask”
“I can now share key points with governor colleagues”
“This course was all effective. We have a lot to do, but I now have the guidance to be able to do it”
“I will use the strategies and resources provided to find out more about current policy and practice in my school. I can now work with the school to develop the policy and action plan to embed improvements”
“I now feel confident in FGB meetings to start the conversation on the new legislation”
“I have thought about what questions will be good to ask schools, to hold them to account”
“Very informative. Obvious the course facilitator is very knowledgeable”

Booking Information

Please register for your place on the new training course which is being provided by Josie Rayner-Wells, National PSHE/RSE Adviser and a member of the Educator Solutions Teaching and Learning Team.’



28 Mar 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Closing date: 27/03/2019
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28 Mar 2019 18:00 - 20:00


Norwich Professional Development Centre


Josie Rayner-Wells
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