The PSHE Association is working in partnership with GambleAware to support children and young people to understand, and avoid, risks associated with gambling. The first product of this partnership is a teacher handbook: ‘How to address gambling through PSHE education’, which is free for schools to download.
This 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.
They hope this handbook — and additional materials to be published in the New Year — will increase the number of schools addressing this important issue, and give teachers the confidence to cover it to a high standard through their PSHE education curricula.
Download the handbook
As you know, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education will be compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all secondary schools from September 2020. Relationships Education and Health Education will be compulsory in primary schools.
Theirr handy explainer slides will help you and your school prepare, and the PSHE Association are delighted to launch a secondary version today in addition to the primary set they published recently. These presentations cover practical steps to take, guidance to have in place and resources you can use. They will also help you to explain these changes to your SLT, governors and other colleagues.
They 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.
Download your free statutory changes explainer slides
Exploring Relationships, Marriage and Parenting (KS4)
In modern Britain, young people are raised in a variety of households and families come in many forms. The changing nature of relationships and family life means that it is important for students to understand that they have the right to choose a partner, that there are different types of committed relationships, with different rights, responsibilities and legal status.
Schools will also be required to teach about types of relationships, marriage and parenting as part of new statutory RSE requirements, so the PSHE Association are delighted to launch these new lessons and materials for members on family life.
The resource includes three lesson plans and PowerPoints for key stage 4 students, with supporting classroom materials and detailed teacher guidance on how to ensure effective lesson delivery. The lessons will help students to:
- Recognise different types of relationships and their legal status
- Understand the unacceptability of forced marriage and how to seek help if they are concerned
- Analyse different attitudes towards marriage and civil partnerships
- Identify the different roles, responsibilities and challenges of being a parent
Download Family Life Lesson Plans (PSHE Association Members only)
Newswise has greatly enjoyed working in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and National Literacy Trust, with funding from Google, to deliver a range of news literacy training and resources for primary schools as part of the award-winning NewsWise project.
They are now delighted to announce the addition of three new PSHE education lesson plans to the suite of free NewsWise teaching materials for primary schools. These latest NewsWise lesson plans are linked to the new statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance, and cover:
- Managing feelings about the news (lesson 3) — a lesson that explores the emotional impact of news and gives pupils strategies to manage it
- Spotting fake news (lesson 5) — a lesson to help pupils understand the nature of fake news and its potentially harmful impact on individuals
- Understanding that news is targeted (lesson 6) — a lesson that helps pupils to understand that online information is ranked, selected and targeted and supports them to become critical consumers of such information
Access the NewsWise Lessons & Resources
As you know, Relationships Education and Health Education will be compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all primary schools from September 2020. The PSHE Association 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.
They 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. Please download and share widely, and feel free to get in touch with questions or feedback.
Download your Statutory Changes Explainer Slides
Two free lesson plans from the National Crime Agency on the causes and effects of cybercrime, and how to avoid it.
The National Crime Agency is aware of an increasing number of young people engaging in acts of cybercrime, often having been encouraged to do so by criminals in hacking forums or via online gaming. These two key stage 3 lesson plans explore the risks involved in committing cybercrime, and will help your students to recognise and avoid the techniques used to manipulate young people online.
PSHE education provides an ideal context for this learning, as it develops relevant skills such as decision making, risk assessment, ability to recognise manipulation and effective use of exit strategies, while providing key facts about cybercrime.
The lessons aim to help students:
- recognise what cybercrime is, and its causes
- avoid manipulation online
- explain the effects of committing cybercrime for both the target and perpetrator
- seek support and understand the positive pathways for young people interested in computing
Download the Free Exploring Cybercrime Lesson Plans