Relationships and Sex Education

‘Activate RSE’

An exciting new facilitator training course from Apause for learners of all abilities

Delivered by Lead Trainer David Evans

Hundreds of schools have put their trust in our evidence-based practices. As an Apause trainer for twenty-five years, I have applied drama and ‘performative’ techniques to find solutions to a commonly identified challenge in RSE/PSHE. .

“…pupils often had learnt about staying safe but had not developed the skills to enable them to apply their knowledge.” (HMI 2012)

We all experience life through a variety of language forms, including visual, physical, verbal, number and digital media. A ‘performative’ approach brings these forms to the classroom, where it becomes a fun and interactive space of emojis, masks, mirror games and role-plays. ‘Performatives’ happen when these language forms are actively used by students as they experience, enact and transform themselves and their social worlds.

Used imaginatively, these methods are inclusive and enjoyable, meeting the needs of different learning styles and abilities. All the techniques explored during the training will be used to construct learning experiences around key themes such as ‘consent’ and ‘sexualities’.

2018 Feedback

“A very useful session, that was fun to take part in and will inform my practice in future.” (Teacher - Prague British School))

“I think the session was brilliant, interactive and enjoyable.” (Student – St Bede’s Catholic College Bristol)

Who should attend?

  • Freelance practitioners, Health Professionals and Youth Workers wishing to enrich their portfolio in Relationships and Sex Education.
  • Teachers and curriculum leaders in RSE/PSHE.
  • Drama teachers and practitioners involved in RSE/PSHE provision
  • Professionals working with small groups in SEN contexts or with vulnerable and at risk young people.

Adapt and transform your teaching style to bring critical themes to life

After the course you will:

  • Be able to look at themes and resources in RSE with a fresh eye and identify their potential for a more dramatic and performative treatment

  • Have an effective toolkit of strategies for doing RSE in a highly interactive style
  • Develop a distinctive facilitator style of your own
  • Take away the day’s themed training materials (which you can add to with our free online resources), plus a discount option on our durable laminated classroom exercise
  • Have some great ideas for developing curricula and resources of your own
  • Be a valued member of our community of practice and have an opportunity to build a supportive network of facilitators


Fees:             Twilight (4.30 pm to 7.00 pm) £75           (£60 Early Birds).

Full-day (10.00 am to 4.30 pm) £160      (£130 Early Birds)

Summer term Dates:

                       Twilights 22nd June Okehampton College, 6th July Floating Harbour, Bristol

           Full-day 29th June LIFT Centre, London


Dates for Autumn Term 2018  

Twilight Session only at: Cardiff - Friday 12 October, Manchester - Friday 19 October, Birmingham - Friday 2 November,

Northampton - Friday 9 November, Leeds -Friday 30 November,  Durham-Friday 14 December

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Follow link Phone David Evans – 07812561123 

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We can offer bespoke sessions at your institution and can run sessions in your region if there is enough expression of interest. If these dates or venues are not suitable for you, please call me anyway to discuss alternative provision. David Evans