Working together to strengthen consent education

– Thursday 17 June 2021 at 7PM

This webinar will be co-hosted by the NSW P&C Federation and the NSW Department of Education. It is a great opportunity for P&C members to hear from the Department’s Executive Director Gillian White and PDHPE curriculum expert Renee West on steps the government is taking to strengthen consent education – and how parents can be involved.

Hear more about:

  • the Statement of Intent that was co-signed by all three NSW education sectors in March
  • what students learn through the curriculum
  • new educational materials the department is developing, and
  • how you can stay engaged.

Gillian White

Executive Director, Early Childhood Education and Schools Policy

Gillian White is Executive Director, Early Childhood Education and Schools Policy at the NSW Department of Education. She is responsible for managing the policy framework and programs for early year settings, as well as the strategic policy framework for K-12 education in NSW. The directorate is focused on developing new strategies and innovative approaches to achieving the Department of Education’s goals.

Prior to this role, Gillian has worked in several other areas of the department, leading a range of priority programs and services to support schools. This included the implementation of the Department’s Disability Strategy, focused on improving the learning and wellbeing outcomes of all students with disability. Gillian is a lawyer by training and has previously worked at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet in executive and policy advisory roles, and in the Australian Public Service.

Renee West

PDHPE Advisor 7-12, NSW Department of Education

Renee is a PDHPE teacher who has more than 20 years’ experience with the Department of Education. Renee identifies and delivers targeted programs and services to support schools to implement PDHPE curriculum, policies, priorities and programs. As part of this role she leads, implements and evaluates professional learning programs and resources to support the implementation of NSW PDHPE syllabuses, addressing a range of health, safety and wellbeing issues.