Image in Action has been working since 1986 to develop creative and effective ways to deliver Sex and Relationships Education for pupils with additional learning needs. Image in Action methodology uses drama and active learning techniques to deliver Sex and Relationships Education across a wide range of content areas, including understanding about privacy and assertion, body development and social skills, and sensitive work on sexual health and sexual relationships - all within a context of consultation and clear policy framework. Programmes and activities will be suitable for a range of pupils from those with severe learning disabilities to those with moderate learning disabilities, aged 10 -18
- Discuss issues raised by developing Sex and Relationships Education for pupils with learning disabilities
- Present drama-based and active learning methods devised by Image in Action to teach Sex and Relationship Education
- Explore how to plan a programme of Sex and Relationships Education for pupils with SEND
- Consider how participants can make use of the outcomes of the course in their own work
The course will be practical, demonstrating methods designed to facilitate useful reflection. We aim for an atmosphere which is safe, thoughtful and supportive, leading to new ideas and strategies to take back to the workplace.
- Get up-to-date information about the issues, content and teaching of Sex and Relationship Education for pupils with SEND
- Observe and participate in a series of active learning activities and tasks
- Reflect and discuss as a whole and in small groups.
Lesley Kerr-Edwards, Director of Image in Action, will be leading the course. She is a teacher and drama therapist who has developed her work in both mainstream and special education for thirty-four years in the UK. She is the author of several books on Sex and Relationships Education and leads training events nationally and internationally.