Most of PSHE education becomes statutory for all schools from September. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the Programme’s three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World’, The programme of study includes three core themes: 1. Health and Wellbeing 2. Relationships 3. Living in the Wider World Our Programme of Study for PSHE education has been updated (January 2020) — to support schools to integrate the new statutory content, by key stage, into their broader PSHE programmes *The Government has committed to making the health education and relationships education/RSE aspects of PSHE compulsory from September 2020.
Plan and deliver safe and effective home learning lessons in PSHE. There is a lot you can do remotely to deliver some aspects of PSHE education but not all PSHE education topics are appropriate for remote teaching or home learning. This guidance considers which topics and methods are suitable for home learning, with helpful examples of how common lesson activities might be adapted to suit this context. There is also a section on Developing opportunities for PSHE education in daily life, which offers some additional examples of how learning in different PSHE topics can be applied to pupils’ daily lives during the social distancing period. See our regularly-updated Coronavirus hub for additional guidance and teaching resources to help you meet the needs of your pupils during this challenging time.
This guidance provides practical support to teachers about the confident and safe teaching of body image as part of PSHE education at Key Stages 1 to 5 . It advises teachers on developing their own teaching materials or adapting existing resources for use in the classroom. The document includes a list of recommended resources. Contents include: - exploring what body image is - how to create a positive school environment - how to build body image into PSHE - working with parents - addressing the needs of vulnerable groups - recommended resources
Our guidance on teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing through PSHE education was originally produced under a Department for Education grant, and has been fully updated and relaunched for 2019 to match the government’s new statutory PSHE requirements regarding Health Education, Relationships Education and RSE. The guidance covers key aspects of teaching about mental health effectively and safely, including: Why it is important to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing Key principles in teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing safely and confidently Building teaching on mental health into a planned PSHE programme Addressing challenging mental health issues such as eating disorders, self-harm and suicide See also: Lesson plans and PowerPoints We’ve also created a FREE suite of 18 lesson plans and resources for key stages 1 to 4 — designed to be used in conjunction with the Teacher Guidance (in fact it is essential to consult the Guidance before delivering the lessons!). Topics include teaching children how to describe emotions, discuss their anxieties and worries, and develop coping strategies. Lessons aimed at key stages 3 and 4 also cover eating disorders, self-harm and depression and anxiety. The materials have been fully updated for 2019, and new PowerPoint versions published exclusively for PSHE Association members.
Supporting PSHE education leads and teachers working with pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a key part of our work. We are therefore delighted to launch this fully updated version of the PSHE Association Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND. It will support those of you working with SEND pupils in both special and mainstream settings. All schools are required to teach the majority of PSHE education from September 2020. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases. We published this latest version of our Framework in July 2020 and it accompanies the 2020 edition of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education. It is also fully aligned with the Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from the Department for Education (DfE). We have mapped the content grids from this statutory guidance to the Planning Framework, and adapted learning outcomes appropriately in cases where statutory content may not be accessible for pupils with SEND. This Framework also supports schools to provide a comprehensive PSHE programme that integrates, but is not limited to, this new statutory content. ‘The World I Live In’ section covers aspects of PSHE relating to careers education, economic wellbeing, personal safety (including assessing and managing risk) and preparing for adulthood. Though not yet a statutory part of PSHE education, this learning is critical to support different levels of independence that pupils with SEND may have. The Framework covers all of this while supporting you to plan, assess, monitor and evidence progress and achievement in your pupils’ PSHE education. The Planning Framework is free to download and printed copies will be available for members to purchase once we resume our delivery service. Register your interest here. Also see our SEND Hub, to which we will will be adding case studies, a webinar, and all other SEND-related materials.
Two free lesson plans — with accompanying PowerPoints — for primary pupils (Key stage 2), and a new podcast episode on the current trends around gambling harms and young people. The first lesson, ‘Exploring risk’, is designed for any year group in KS2 and explores pupils’ understanding and assessment of risk in a variety of situations. The second, ‘Chancing it!’, is designed for Year 6 pupils and explores risk in relation to gambling.
As a parent/carer you are your child’s first educator and play a vital role in their personal and social development. Therefore, PSHE education should always be a partnership between schools and parents/carers. This guide will support you to contribute to your child’s PSHE education outside of school or through home learning. This guidance is relevant at any time, but particularly so given current school closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. **Visit our coronavirus support hub for other related materials on this topic. **
Many teachers will be asked to provide work for pupils to do at home or to teach remotely in the event of school closures due to the coronavirus situation. There is a lot you can do remotely to deliver some aspects of PSHE education but some topic areas are not appropriate. This downloadable guide provides an overview of safe, effective practice and approaches. Our online support hub is updated regularly with tips and ideas for suitable activities to give pupils to work on at home, lessons that can be delivered online, guidance documents and support for using school closure to plan ahead for September.
In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam speaks to sleep experts Dr Michael Farquhar and Dr Charlie Tyack from Evelina London children’s hospital and Jenny Fox from our subject specialist team. Together, they discuss some of the strategies and tips from the recently released Sleep Factor lesson plans for Key stage 2, 3 & 4 that young people can employ to help them get a better night’s sleep. The team also discuss the references to sleep in the new statutory health education guidance, and Michael and Charlie offer their top three tips for a better night’s sleep… but you’ll have to listen to find out! You can subscribe to our (free) mailing list if you’re not signed up already, for the latest policy updates, news and resources. You can also follow us on facebook and twitter to help us spread the word and develop best practice across our network of partners and practitioners
This guidance contains advice and resources for teachers on delivering lessong about consent at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is split into 2 parts: the first consisting of general advice and an outline of key concepts; the second a set of 8 lesson plans exploring different elements of consent. It has been developed by the PSHE Association, and funded by the Department for Education. It contains a joint foreward from Home Secretary Theresa May and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. An FAQ on using this guidance is available at: https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/consent
These two guides will support primary and secondary colleagues with parental engagement when it comes to the Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) aspects of PSHE education. They include practical advice for schools — including a template letter and parent workshop plan — on how to positively communicate with parents about the statutory changes, as well as an overview of requirements regarding withdrawal of pupils from sex education.
Our handbook collates latest research into how the curriculum can address gambling and identifies relevant knowledge, skills and attributes students should develop during primary and secondary education. This work is timely given secondary schools will be required to ‘teach about the risks related to online gambling including the accumulation of debt’ from September 2020, as part of statutory Health Education.
Covid-19 has upended the present and scrambled our future. What does this mean for children, young people and their education? In this powerful talk, Jonathan Baggaley reflects on the impact of Covid-19 and what it’s teaching us about Britain. He provides principles for education to take us beyond recovery and towards a curriculum for renewal, with PSHE education at its heart. PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is the school subject dedicated to supporting pupils’ health, relationships, economic wellbeing and career success. Jonathan is CEO of the PSHE Association, a charity and membership body for PSHE teachers and schools www.pshe-association.org.uk.
Relationships Education and Health Education will be compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all primary schools from September 2020. We have just launched a set of handy explainer slides to help you and your school prepare for these changes. This free-to-download presentation will help you to explain these developments to your senior leadership teams, boards of governors and other colleagues. It covers practical steps to take, guidance to have in place and resources you can use. We also explore how PSHE education is likely to play a greater role under the new Ofsted inspection framework, particularly in evidencing ‘personal development’, as well as making a unique contribution to safeguarding.
This guidance — updated 24 March — will help you answer questions, structure discussion and extend pupils’ understanding of coronavirus-related PSHE topics. We encourage colleagues to pick out what they feel is relevant for the age and readiness of their pupils and the current local and national picture. See our coronavirus support hub for additional materials to help you support young people during this challenging and uncertain time.