PiP Webinar - Supporting a whole school approach to respectful relationships education

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Recorded on Tuesday 23 June 2020, this webinar unpacked and explored:

  • What a whole school approach is and why it is important.
  • What the successful implementation of a whole of school approach to respectful relationships looks like in practice.
  • The tools and resources available to support this work.
  • The barriers stopping schools from implementing a whole school approach and strategies to overcome these.
  • Lessons learnt from rolling out the whole school approach to respectful relationships and how these can be applied by others taking a whole of setting approach in different settings.


Emma Hardley

Prevention of Violence Against Women Capability Building Specialist
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Emma works across all elements of DVRCV’s PVAW delivery, focusing particularly on respectful relationships education through coordination of Partners in Prevention (PiP). Emma’s background is in education in both mainstream and specialist schools. She has worked at CASA House and as a freelance consultant in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW) sector. Emma is an experienced trainer and facilitator, previously delivering family violence response training, and a range of workshops focused on PVAW.

Jarrod Bateup

Respectful Relationships Western Melbourne
Department of Education and Training

Jarrod has been working with the Department of Education for over 12 years. Jarrod worked as both a primary and secondary school teacher for nine years and was involved in the original Respectful Relationships Education (RREiS) Pilot in 2015. Currently, he works as Project Lead Respectful Relationships with the Department of Education and Training.

Jarrod is passionate about building teacher capacity in the area of social and emotional learning because he sees the opportunity it gives students to learn vital life skills and be educated in the important topics of respect, gender equity, sexuality, self-awareness and resilience.

Sarah Tayton

Senior Policy Advisor Education
Our Watch

Sarah works at Our Watch convening the national Respectful Relationships expert group where she encourages evidence-based respectful relationships education. She also works on the Respect and Equality in Universities project.

Sarah previously worked in at the Department of Education in the Family Violence Reform team implementing the Royal Commission recommendations. Her background and experience in public health have provided her with expertise on how to apply a public health approach within a school setting.

Resource details

Resource type: Video
Duration: 1:16:44