Training dates and course booking options below
REALationships education is run by Dr Jo Sell who is the relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) advisor for Newham and an Honorary Research Associate at UCL, Institute of Education. Jo is an experienced classroom teacher, governor and teacher trainer, and researcher, having been specialising for over 25 years in what is now called ‘relationships, sex and health education’ (RSHE). Jo’s mantra for RSHE is that ‘RSHE is not just for now, to gain qualifications, or develop a career, but is education for a lifetime’.
She completed her PhD in 2019 with a thesis entitled ‘Faith, Relationships and Sex Education: Giving voice to young people of different faiths and none in regard to relationships and sex education’. Using only student voices, she explored young people’s expectations for good quality RSHE. The thesis also investigated what, according to pupils, the characteristics of faith-sensitive RSHE might be and if it was an appropriate approach for the delivery of RSHE in the classroom. In January 2021 Jo’s academic paper ‘Faith-sensitive RSE in areas of low religious observance: Really?’ was published in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning Journal.
Much of the training available is explained on the main RSHE section on the website and is free of charge to RSHE Partnership schools. If schools wish for bespoke teacher/governor training, or advice, this may come at extra cost.
Please contact Jo for details. email@example.com.
Tender Training Provision
Newham has the second highest level of domestic violence in London and our children and pupils say that negative relationships are a concern for them. We will be running a CPD day for staff Tender. This training will support teachers to find some of the ways to tackle these issues in your schools, either through RSHE, drama, or in across curricular approach. Delivered by Tender, an acclaimed charity working with schools across London.
The sessions will include:
AM. Information giving and strategies for schools
PM. Bespoke training for separated primary and secondary colleagues to learn methods and activities for working with children and young people in your school
Please enquire for more information and pricing