In September 2019 the DfE statutory guidance for ‘Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and health education’ came into being, for enforcement in Autumn 2020. In 2019, forward thinking schools in Newham decided to create a partnership to allow for a smooth implementation of the guidance in Newham. The ‘Newham PSHE Partnership’ enables schools to make the most of the opportunities that the new statutory status of PSHE brings, whilst understanding and dealing with the complexities involved when working well across various communities, cultures and religions.
The Tapscott Learning Trust are proudly partnering with The Newham PSHE Partnership, to administer the training, support and advice provided by The Partnership. The Newham PSHE Partnership, is made up of around 80 schools mainly from Newham, The London Borough of Newham council, The Tapscott Director of PSHE & RE Advisor for Newham, Claire Clinton, Dr Jo Sell, who is RSHE Advisor for Newham and an Honorary Associate at UCL’s Institute of Education and Marie Hardy, PSHE Advisor for Newham.
Partnership schools receive a range of training, advice, information and support as part of their package from the partnership, but assistance and training is also available on a ‘pay by service’ basis.