Category Archives: PSHE & Wellbeing

NEW PSHE Education Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND

The PSHE Association has created a brand new PSHE education planning framework to address the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in both special school and mainstream settings.

Based on the PSHE Association Programme of Study, this unique framework identifies topics of particular relevance to learners with SEND and maps out progressive learning opportunities within each topic from key stage 1 to key stage 4.

The framework – freely available to Association members – may be used in a variety of ways and enables teachers to plan class, group or individual learning. It provides guidance on how to assess and evidence pupils’ progress and achievement in PSHE education. It will support you to ensure that pupils with SEND experience a high quality PSHE curriculum which equips them to manage the issues and everyday realities of their lives. Pupils in special schools, external bases, nurture groups, alternative provisions and mainstream settings will benefit from the cohesive approach presented in this resource.

Download PSHE Education Planning Framework

New Free Lesson Plans: Making Sense of Relationships

The PSHE Association are delighted to work in partnership with the NSPCC to develop a major new PSHE education teaching resource, which will support pupils aged 9 through to 16 to navigate safe and healthy relationships in an online world.

The free pack includes:

  • Three lessons to support transition and changing friendships at key stage 2
  • Six lessons exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships at key stage 3.
  • Three lessons at key stage 4 address issues such as abusive behaviour in relationships and pornography. Other themes explored include consent, challenging gender stereotypes, relationship values and much more.

An accompanying Teacher Guide outlines how to plan the lessons into your PSHE curriculum and provides advice on safeguarding your pupils, signposting to additional support and communicating with parents about lesson aims and content.

Click on the link to download the resources from the NSPCC site

Money Sense – A Financial Education Programme

MoneySense is a free, curriculum-linked, impartial financial education programme from NatWest which provides you with everything you need to teach 5-18 year-olds about money.

It provides access to free resources which have direct links to DfE subjects and the programme is accredited by Young Enterprise and has received the Financial Education Quality Mark. Schools can request bank employees to help run free interactive workshops which allow the students to solve real life, money related issues.

To register for the programme click on the link:  MoneySense

Suicide Awareness

PAPYRUS has recently launched a campaign to help raise awareness and save some of the 200 school children who die by suicide every year in the UK. They have developed a FREE “Suicide Safer Schools and colleges Guide” which can be viewed here.

They have also developed a training programme to help schools engage with this difficult subject, and to help them develop their own suicide prevention policy. They recently worked with the public health team in Bexley Borough to invite all the senior schools in the borough to a 90 minute awareness raising session on this subject.

Gangs: Managing Risks and Staying Safe Lesson Pack

The PSHE Association are delighted to announce a new lesson pack for KS3 and KS4 to support their members to address the topic of gangs through PSHE education. Produced in partnership with Medway Public Health, this pack will help teachers to explore with students why a person might join a gang, the implications of carrying weapons, and ways to get support with gang-related issues.

The pack includes three engaging lesson plans and supporting activities, and was initially developed for Medway schools. After a highly successful pilot, the PSHE Association and Medway Public Health are now making the materials available to our members across the country – given that the implications of young people’s involvement in gangs are not unique to the Medway area but of national concern.

Download your Gangs Lesson Pack here

New ‘Health: From Here to Where’ Resources

The PSHE Association has collaborated with RSPH and the Health Foundation to create free to download lesson plans, teacher guidance and a wealth of accompanying materials which focus on the factors that influence our health and wellbeing.

The lessons take their inspiration from a dystopian short story by Tim Byrne, which won a national competition run by RSPH and the Health Foundation. The focus throughout the lessons is on raising awareness of steps young people can take to support their physical and emotional health whilst recognising the influences, limitations and constraints on these decisions.

Aimed at year 9 and 10 students, this resource seeks to support schools to build student resilience to unhealthy wellbeing choices. It helps raise awareness of the social, environmental and economic factors that influence our health such as our education and employment opportunities; our housing; our social networks; where we live, and the extent such factors facilitate exercise, a good diet and social connection. It also helps students develop skills such as critical evaluation of advertising and problem-solving.

Download your FREE ‘Health: From Here to Where’ Resources here