Come to our free 'Twilight Sessions' — 22-25 March

Mar 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM

We're excited to invite you to 'The Twilight sessions' — a week of free after-school seminars (22-25 March) focussed on statutory RSHE implementation and some of the biggest issues in PSHE education, including engaging parents, race and PSHE education and teachers’ own mental health and wellbeing.

Twilight session overviews

Engaging with Parents... in conversation with the NAHT and ParentZone

A session on engaging parents with PSHE education, including statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and ensuring a constructive partnership between parents and schools. Our CEO Jono is joined by Sarah Hannafin from NAHT and Vicki Shotbolt from Parent Zone.

Ready, Steady, RSHE! (Primary and secondary sessions)

The countdown to statutory RSHE is over! These 1-hour sessions (available for primary and secondary) from our Subject Specialists offer last minute practical guidance on effective and manageable next steps. They will also cover policy writing and taking into account pupils’ return to the classroom.

Race and PSHE education... in conversation with Jeffrey Boakye

Our CEO Jono in discussion with author and teacher Jeffrey Boakye about what PSHE education can do to challenge racism; how all pupils can be represented and supported; and, how to support teachers from a diversity of backgrounds to teach the subject.

Teacher Wellbeing... in conversation with Education Support and the Anna Freud Centre

A session on teachers’ mental health and wellbeing; the challenges of covering difficult topics; and, how teachers and pupils can get back on their feet. Our Deputy CEO Jenny Barksfield is joined by Sinéad Mc Brearty from Education Support and Christy Reynolds from the Anna Freud Centre.


Jeffrey Boakye is a writer and teacher originally from Brixton in south London, now living in Yorkshire with his wife and two sons. He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture. His books include, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials, and the Meaning of Grime (Influx Press, 2017); and Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored (Dialogue Books, 2019).

Vicki Shotbolt is the founder and CEO of Parent Zone, an organisation that helps parents and families to navigate the challenges of a connected world. Vicki leads a team that reaches millions of families every year working directly with children, parents, carers and professionals in the UK and globally.

Christy Reynolds is Schools Outreach Therapist for the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families. She has specialised in work in schools for the last six years, and at present, works half of the week in primary and secondary schools for the Anna Freud Centre providing therapy for children, families, and school staff and also delivers training to school staff around mental health awareness in children and young people.

Sarah Hannafin is a Senior Policy Advisor for NAHT where her policy remit includes curriculum, assessment, pupil support and safeguarding. She leads the union’s policy work on PSHE and RSHE; having campaigned strongly for statutory status of the subjects, the key focus for the association is now the successful implementation in all schools for all pupils.

Sinéad Mc Brearty is CEO at Education Support. Before joining Education Support, Sinéad was an organisational development consultant and a visiting lecturer at Imperial College London and The Royal College of Art. She is a trustee of The Kaleidoscope Trust, and a governor of a south London primary school.