This session looks to update subject leaders of PSHE with the national landscape, best practice and subject
knowledge. We will explore statutory guidance for Relationships, Sex and Health Education and the
necessary policies schools must publicise on their website; and PSHE’s role in preventing a decline in
children’s mental health with research-based activities that act as a protective measure for children’s
health and wellbeing. There will be a focus on best practice and delegates will have time to share and ask
1. National landscape update – General updates and guidance on statutory expectations for
RSHE and PSHE.
2. Policy and website essentials for RSE and PSHE – Specifically looking at RSE policy, and
what to publicise on your website, as well as wider PSHE considerations.
3. PSHE and mental health – How to speak about your subject’s role in protecting children’s
mental health. We consider some research-based activities/interventions that prevent a
decline in pupils’ mental health and how they link to PSHE.
Ilse Melligan is a health and wellbeing consultant for primary schools, and the Founder and CEO of The Children’s
Health Project CIC. Her work focuses on positive mental and physical wellbeing – taking in all areas of PE; PSHE, the
RSHE curriculum; and the teaching of nutrition alongside cooking. Ilse’s background is as a primary teacher, county
specialist teacher and SCITT tutor, and she has gained certification in several areas of health and wellbeing
throughout her career. She has led training internationally, holds Fellow status with the Chartered College of
Teaching, and is a committee member of the London association for PE (afPE).
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