PSHE Association Spring Conference 2024

Book on our Spring Conference 2024!

Bookings are open for the PSHE Association Spring Conference 2024 on Thursday 29th February and we would like to invite all PSHE teachers, leads and other professionals to attend this half-day online event.

We're delighted to confirm our speakers:

Baroness Floella Benjamin, OM DBE DL,
Dr Polly Haste, Ofsted joint subject lead for PSHE, RSHE and Citizenship,
Laura McInerney, Co-Founder of Teacher Tapp,
Sarah Hannafin, Head of Policy (Practice and Research), NAHT,
and
Julie McCulloch , Director of Policy, Association of School and College Leaders

See below for further details about our keynotes, workshops and guest speakers.


With over 700 attendees in 2023, the PSHE Association Spring Conference is a lively, interactive event bringing together like-minded professionals. As ever, practical workshops will be at the heart of our online conference and you can choose to attend two on the day from the range of options below.

Keynotes and practical workshops will focus on a range of priorities, from mental and physical health to relationships and safeguarding, drawing on the latest evidence and expertise. We’ll also uncover how PSHE education enables you to support and demonstrate personal development, while exploring the latest national policy implications.

Given the popularity of these events, we would strongly encourage you to book soon in order to secure your place.

Date: Thursday 29 February 2024

Time: 9:30 – 13:00 GMT

Cost: £95.00 for PSHE Association Members

This event is exclusively for PSHE Association members at £95 per person and we would encourage you to book promptly to secure a place

If you are not yet a member, sign-up for membership and return to this page to complete your booking.



Agenda for the day

09:30 Welcome by Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Education

09:35 Keynote: Baroness Floella Benjamin, OM DBE DL

09:55 Workshop 1: choose from a range of options on the day (see below for "sessions in this conference")

10:45 Keynote: Dr Polly Haste, Ofsted joint subject lead for PSHE, RSHE and Citizenship

11:00 Break

11:10 Keynote: Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Education

11:20 Workshop 2: choose from a range of options on the day (see below for "sessions in this conference")

12:10 Working well with parents: Sarah Hannafin, Head of Policy, NAHT and Julie McCulloch, Director of Policy, ASCL, in conversation with Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association

12:30 Keynote: Laura McInerney, Co-Founder of Teacher Tapp

12:55 Close by Jenny Barksfield


92% of delegates from recent conferences rated them either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’, with delegates saying:

“This was an invaluable conference with great key note speakers and very smoothly ran. Really great use of time.”

“The keynote speakers gave great insight into the current issues faced in schools and ways to address those issues.”

“Really valued the workshops’ practical ideas and suggestions […] research based evidence was great.”



Sessions in this Conference
  • Welcome and Keynote Session 1: Floella Benjamin, Om, Dbe, Dl
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 9:30 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 1: Option 1
    Mental health: the latest research for schools (KS1-2)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 9:55 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 1: Option 2
    RSHE Update – watch this space... (KS1-2)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 9:55 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 1: Option 3
    RSHE Update – watch this space... (KS3-4)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 9:55 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 2: Option 4
    Health, prevention and responsibility (KS3-5)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 9:55 AM GMT
  • Keynote Session 2: Dr Polly Haste
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 10:45 AM GMT
  • Keynote: Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Education
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 11:10 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 2: Option 1
    Top tips on using assessment for pupils with SEND (KS1-4)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 11:20 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 2: Option 2
    PSHE education: a curriculum of hope (KS1-4)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 11:20 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 2: Option 3
    Under the influence: challenging the algorithms and recommendations minefield (KS3-5)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 11:20 AM GMT
  • Workshop Session 2: Option 4
    PSHE and play: practical ideas (EYFS & KS1)
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 11:20 AM GMT
  • Working well with parents (with NAHT & ASCL) and Keynote Session 3: Laura McInerney
    Thursday, February 29, 2024 · 12:10 PM GMT
    With a closing message from Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Education, PSHE Association

Book your place now!

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