Regional PSHE Seminars – Summer 2024

Face-to-face practical workshops, keynotes and expert Q&A sessions for your local context 

Book now - £99pp
F2F Regional seminars 2023

I think face to face opportunities provide so much in terms of sharing best practice and ideas, things that work well in schools currently with evidence of how it has supported the school community.
PSHE Association Member, 2023

Our regional face-to-face seminars are back for summer 2024!  

Regional networks are key to raising the standards of PSHE education, including RSHE, and sharing best practice. This summer we are holding 8 regional face-to-face PSHE seminars across England.  

Uniquely different to our other training and events, our PSHE seminars aim to encourage and grow regional networks where members can share local knowledge and experiences, discuss key topics, ask questions, and make connections with other PSHE colleagues in their region. We will also have a chance to learn about your priority PSHE/RSHE issues and challenges, so we can best support you.  

Join us at our PSHE seminar in your region to: 

  • Meet PSHE Association Subject Specialists, including the co-ordinator for your region  
  • Hear from expert keynote speakers and panellists from your region about PSHE education - see all confirmed speakers below
  • Network and connect with colleagues from your PSHE education community and learn from those with a range of experience across different schools and settings  
  • Q&A with our PSHE Subject Specialists and local panellists – share with us your positive experiences and ask questions about key aspects of PSHE education for you and your school(s) 
  • Attend a practical workshop delivered by our PSHE Association Subject Specialists 
  • Keep up to date with resources and research in key areas of PSHE education, with signposting to resources and trusted guidance 
  • Discuss national policy implications for PSHE education in schools, including priority issues facing children and young people

Dates & Venues

Find the date and location below that is most convenient for you:

Regional PSHE Seminar Date Location Book your place for £99pp

North West PSHE Seminar 

Thursday 6 June 2024 Manchester Book your place

East of England PSHE Seminar 

Tuesday 11 June 2024 Cambridge Book your place

Yorkshire & the Humber PSHE Seminar 

Thursday 13 June 2024 Leeds Book your place

West & East Midlands PSHE Seminar 

Wednesday 19 June 2024 Birmingham Book your place

South East PSHE Seminar 

Thursday 20 June 2024 Canterbury Book your place

South West PSHE Seminar

Monday 24 June 2024 Bristol Book your place

North East PSHE Seminar 

Wednesday 3 July 2024 Newcastle Book your place

London PSHE Seminar 

Thursday 4 July 2024 London Book your place



Price: £99pp

Time: 13:45 - 17:00 (registration from 13:30 - 13:45)

Agenda: Seminar 13:45-16.30, networking drinks from 16:30 – 17:00

We would be delighted if you would stay and join us for a relaxed networking session at the seminar venue from 16:30-17:00. 

Refreshments:  Light refreshments will be available as well as networking drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). 

Transport: All venues are central and near a train station and/or paid parking.  

Locations: Please attend the most convenient date and location for you from the list above. 

Availability: PSHE Association members only. If you're not yet a member, you can join us  here for only £60 per year (12 months) for individual membership or £145 per year (12 months) for school membership. 

These events are exclusively for teachers (including PSHE leads) and school staff as well as those from MATs or local authorities that support schools PSHE/RSHE provision.

Payment method: We encourage members to pay by card, however if this is not possible an invoice can be requested when booking.


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New to PSHE?  

Our regional seminars are a welcoming, supportive space for all members, regardless of their experience or confidence in teaching PSHE education. With a focus on shared learning and making local connections, we invite all members to join us and learn from each other’s experiences, as well as from our expert team. 


See below for the agenda overview. Details of regional speakers and workshops will be confirmed soon!  

  • Seminar begins at 13:45 
  • Keynote presentation - with PSHE Association Senior Subject Specialists 
  • Expert PSHE speakers – hear from regional LA leads, Public Health leads, and/or other experts  
  • Expert panel discussion and Q&A session with regional context 
  • Interactive group discussion, practical activities, and networking opportunities with other PSHE education professionals from your region  
  • Practical workshops (choose 1 from 2 options)
    • Workshop 1 – “Not just ticking boxes: take your PSHE provision to the next level”
      This workshop will support you to identify ‘quick wins’ that can take your PSHE provision from compliance to excellence. Ideal for PSHE leads, we will focus on developing aspects of your leadership, curriculum design, and your team’s teaching and learning
    • Workshop 2 – “Bringing RSHE to life: practical classroom activities"
      This workshop will showcase a range of engaging and meaningful classroom activities to support pupils to get the most out of their relationships, sex and health education. It will help build your confidence in planning and delivering interactive lessons and is ideal for those new to PSHE education or wanting to broaden their repertoire of activities
  • Informal networking session with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available) 

Delegates will be able to attend one workshop on the day. We will send delegates the slides and materials for both workshops after the event.  

The content will be broadly the same for each seminar, with some regional content. 

Regional speakers - new speakers announced!
  • Tanya Cross Schools Health & Well Being Adviser, Stockport Council

    Tanya Cross has worked for Stockport LA for 24 years, supporting schools on PSHE and Well-Being. Tanya is passionately committed to enhancing the achievement and life chances of children and young people, through School Improvement and Public Health by supporting the professional development of individuals, schools and the wider school community.

    Sophie Collins & Cat Chester — Health Improvement Practitioners for PSHE and RSE, Manchester Healthy Schools

    Sophie Collins learnt their skills within PSHE through Philosophy for Children, and youth work. They now bring their passion for oracy and democratic education methods to Manchester Healthy Schools, where they train teachers across all ages and stages in PSHE pedagogy.

    Cat Chester was a secondary teacher, PSHE subject lead, regional RSE curriculum advisor, PGCE trainer and professional mentor. Cat has a wealth of experience working with young people, their families and faith communities in the Manchester city and beyond, and is passionate to support schools and their communities in the development of their RSE provision.

    Ellen Weedon — Training Officer for Children, Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership

    Ellen Weedon has been a qualified teacher for Relationships and Sex Education for the last 12 years and works with schools and colleges in Oldham to support them to deliver RSHE as part of the wider PSHE curriculum. She is the chair of the Primary, Secondary and Further Education PSHE curriculum networks across Oldham and also delivers direct work in schools and colleges with pupils on a wide range of PSHE topics. Ellen has a particular interest in supporting teachers to deliver RSE confidently and in a trauma-informed way.

  • Rebecca Clift Senior Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex

    Rebecca Clift did her PhD on ‘Misunderstandings in Conversation’ at Cambridge University and is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex. Working with the PSHE Association and using videoed data of family arguments, she has used her research to develop PSHE classes on escalating and de-escalating communicative conflict in the home.

    Cathy Murphy & Steph Hoskin Lead Advisors Cambs PSHE Service

    Cathy Murphy manages the Cambs PSHE Service partnership with Public Health and with secondary schools. She leads on RSE and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across phases. Cathy has been working for the PSHE Service for over 20 years.

    Steph Hoskin leads on the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme, a complete resource for leading and teaching PSHE, and the subscription/licence holder arrangements for this programme. She also leads on Mental Health, Managing Loss & Change, Body Image and Healthy Lifestyles, as well as having oversight for Life Education Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

  • Helen Lord — PSHE and Healthy Schools Consultant (Health & Wellbeing Service, Leeds)

    Helen Lord (BSc. (Hons), PGCE) is a PSHE and Healthy Schools Consultant for the Health and Wellbeing Service in Leeds. Helen has been a consultant within the service for 16 years and manages PSHE for the service, as well as offering individualised training, advice, resources, and support in all types of schools and settings across Leeds and beyond.

    Bryony Turford — Associate Professional Learning Lead (Primary), Red Kite Alliance

    Bryony Turford's role with RKA includes the creation of an annual cycle of profile meetings and subject association membership for all foundation subjects for primary leaders across all RKA schools.  This began 3 years ago and involves working closely with the subject associations, including PSHE, and developing relationships, connections and a support network for all RKA's primary leaders. 

  • Amanda Evans PSHE Advisory Teacher (Public Health)

     Amanda Evans has been with City of Wolverhampton Council for 5 years and supports over 120 schools and educational establishments in Wolverhampton with their PSHE curriculum. Amanda also acts as the Council's partner representative with SEF (Sex Education Forum), an executive member of the City councils LGBTQ+ forum and has been Chair of Governors at a local Primary School for 10 years.

    Jane O’ Byrne — Health and Wellbeing Consultant , Derbyshire County Council

    Jane O' Byrne, formerly a teacher, has worked supporting schools with RSE for over 20 years. She is part of the Education Improvement Service at Derbyshire County Council. Jane is the Lead for the local RSE Award for schools , the ‘Building Effective Relationships Together’ Award, championing a whole school approach to RSE.

  • Sam Whittaker Education, Safeguarding & Intervention Consultant for East Sussex County Council & Assistant Headteacher at Seaford Head School

    Sam Whittaker is an experienced practitioner and leader with 20 years experience supporting Young People across Education, Children's Services, Health and Youth Work Sectors.  He is currently responsible for inclusion, health and wellbeing in a large secondary school and seconded to Local Authority Public Health & Safeguarding Teams providing support and development of PSHE and preventative education across East Sussex.

    Zoe Fish — Whole School Health Lead, Kent School Health

    Zoe Fish has been working within the Kent School Health Team for  the last 10 years, initially as a Healthy Schools Specialist Practitioner and more recently leading the Whole School Health team.  Prior to working within the School Health Team, she spent 5 years working for a National Mental Health Charity, with a remit around supporting children and young people.

  • Mel Turner — Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning Lead Teacher

    Mel Turner is an experienced Primary School Teacher and was subject lead for PSHE at her school for fourteen years. For the past four years, she has been seconded to Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) as a lead teacher, where she supports primary schools across Gloucestershire in all aspects of health and wellbeing. As a GHLL lead teacher, Mel delivers Primary RSHE and Mental Health training, writes Primary RSHE resources, and supports schools to gain their Healthy Schools and Mental Health Champions Awards.

    Second speaker to be announced soon!

  • Elaine Robson - Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Education North Tyneside

    Elaine Robson supports schools to develop effective, evidence based policy and practice related to many aspects of health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on PSHE education. She is passionate about the need for an effective PSHE education that not only teaches young people how to be healthy and safe, but also develops personal and social skills to  prepare children and young people for life in modern Britain.

    Eve Conner-McGill – Health Education & Relationship Manager, Stockton on Tees Borough Council

    Eve is passionate about health and wellbeing in education and has worked in this area for over 16 years. She has previously worked on the National Healthy Schools Programme and more recently in Public Health and Education Improvement Service on local whole school approaches to health and wellbeing within primary, secondary and further education settings.

  • Zoe Barkhammanlow & Liz Spendlove — Education Adviser Health & Wellbeing, Croydon Education Partnership

    Liz and Zoe have worked together for almost three years and their ambition is to make Croydon a hub for educational wellbeing with RSHE at its heart.

    They are currently building an innovative and flexible offer to schools based on bespoke data gathered from an ambitious public health survey programme, but at the same time ensuring that their support is pragmatic, accessible and always has the child at its heart. Working in one of the most diverse boroughs in the country they are also part of a wider drive to improve equality and to help schools negotiate some of the challenges they face in dealing with 21st century challenges.

    Kate Smith — Head of Healthy Lives, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

    Kate Smith has many years’ experience working in primary, secondary and special schools both delivering PSHE and working at a strategic level.  She has worked across many sectors including schools, NHS, Third Sector and Local Authority.