Leeds Virtual PSHE Subject Leader Conference 2022

Virtual PSHE Subject Leader Conference

25th May 2022

8:45am – 1.00pm


Opening Session
8:45am - 9:30am

Welcome & Introduction

Steven Body - PSHE & Healthy Schools Consultant, Health & Wellbeing Service, Leeds City Council

Keynote - Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment in Schools, A whole school approach

Raminder Aujla - Team Manager, Education & Early Years Safeguarding Team, Leeds City Council

This session will cover the heightened emphasis in Keeping Children Safe in Education for schools and colleges to have a whole school approach to identifying, understanding and managing sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools

Workshop Session 1
9:30am - 10:30am

County Lines

Carl Morton – St. Giles Trust

Utilising their lived experience as ex-offenders and survivors, trainers unpack and explore the realities and consequences of county lines, gang exploitation and serious youth violence. Perspectives from previous perpetrators and victims combined with relevant case studies, aid audiences in gaining an authentic and credible understanding of this complex and cross cutting issue.

Schools of Sanctuary

Katherine Hogg - Leeds Church Institute

Introduction to Schools of Sanctuary with Katherine Hogg and Anna Mason, EAL Lead at Lawnswood School. Katherine will talk about the sanctuary movement and Anna will speak from her vast experience of working with children from sanctuary seeking backgrounds and already achieving Schools of Sanctuary status for the school.

Workshop Session 2
10:45am - 11:45am

Conspiracy, extremism, and critical thinking

Julia Holden - Leeds City Council, Leeds Prevent

This will be an interactive session exploring the history of conspiracy theories and how this has increased during Covid 19. It will look at similarities to extremist narratives and exploitation, why people believe in conspiracy and the importance of critical thinking. The workshop will also look at some of the tools to support critical thinking.

LGBT+ inclusion and considerations

Kat Denvir - Leeds City Council, LGBT+ Staff Network

An open discussion session and workshop in respect of challenges that face schools in respect of LGBT+ inclusion including topics like parental engagement, building personal confidence in matters and intersectional considerations.

Workshop Session 3
12:00pm - 1:00pm

A new approach to teaching ‘Violence Awareness’

Sarah Whitehead – West Yorkshire Police

Current best practice in helping children understand violence in communities and social media. No cost lessons and resources from West Yorkshire Police for primary and secondary teachers.

Cannabis & young people, what you need to know

James Pierce – Drugtrain

This session aims to improve the knowledge of Cannabis amongst those who work with young people and provide a space where the relationship of young people with cannabis can be explored

Pre-recorded eLearning videos available

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Introduction to Breastfeeding Teaching Resources

Sally Goodwin-Mills - Leeds City Council, Public Health

This session will give an overview of the importance of breastfeeding for the health and wellbeing of families, and the value of introducing this in early years settings and schools. It will introduce a selection of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Teaching Resources and discuss how information and activities can be embedded into the existing curriculum.

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Introduction to ‘Exploitation’ learning pack and youth sessions

Jennifer Griffiths - The Children’s Society

A session to introduce The Children’s Society’s ‘Working together to Safeguard children’ toolkit. This resource features learning sessions for professionals about exploitation, trauma, and bias for using with children and young people.

More Information


You can contact the Health and Wellbeing service at schoolwellbeing@leeds.gov.uk or via 0113 3785254. For more information on the full range of Leeds for Learning services, including further training opportunities, visit www.leedsforlearning.co.uk

Photography & Recordings

Please note that photography, audio-visual and recording technology may be used at this event with images being used for future professional support and marketing purposes. Recordings will be retained for a period of no longer than 12 months and images for 24 months. You have the right to remove your consent at any time during this period. Should you wish to withdraw consent after the event, please contact leedsforlearning@leeds.gov.uk
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