New and upcoming resources, CPD and support

Jan 10, 2024 11:34:38 AM

Foreword from Jono Baggaley, PSHE Association CEO:

Happy New Year from all of us at the PSHE Association. We hope you’re feeling refreshed and recharged following the Christmas break. It may not feel like spring outside quite yet, but it won’t be long until the first daffodils appear to remind us all how quickly time passes.

Time is precious, and — although technology will continue to pull us in new and unexpected directions — there’s no replacement on the horizon for all the time and hard work that you and your colleagues put in to teaching safe and effective PSHE education. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone: as the national body for the subject, we’ve got your back, and we're working hard to bring you the support, resources and CPD you need this term and beyond.

Read on below for just a flavour of what’s new for members this term and watch this space for new and exciting developments. I look forward to welcoming many of you to our upcoming spring online conference on 29 February. You can find out more and book your place here if you haven’t done so already.


What's new this term?

Parent/carer copies of all our member resources
The best PSHE education is a partnership between parents/carers and schools — and this includes clear communication about curriculum content and materials. That’s why we’ve always been happy for schools to share our materials when meeting parents, and why we took the additional step last March of making parent/carer copies of all our member-only RSE resources available for schools to share via email.
We’ve now gone one step further to make parent/carer copies available for our full range of member resources — on everything from mental health to money and wellbeing.
Members can download the latest versions of the relevant resources to see the parent/carer copies and you can read more about the terms of use here. We're also running our new Engaging with parents online CPD course this term for primary (17 Jan, 6 Mar) and secondary (16 Jan, 7 Mar).
‘Ground rules, rule’ KS1 lesson pack
Coming later this week. Look out for our new guidance and lesson on the importance of ground rules in creating a safe and supportive climate for learning. The lesson plan includes adaptations for key stage 2 pupils who are unfamiliar with ground rules, or have yet to be taught the lesson at key stage 1.
‘Gangs: Managing risks and staying safe’, KS3-4
Developed on behalf of Medway Public Health Directorate and available exclusively to members, these updated lessons for year 9-10 students will support teachers to address the topic of gangs — including exploration of the reasons why a person might join a gang, the implications of carrying weapons, and ways to get support with gang-related issues.
‘Belonging and community: addressing discrimination and extremism’, KS1-4
Coming later this half-term. As well as helping pupils to develop their understanding of discrimination and extremism, these lessons will explore belonging, the impacts of stereotypes, and the features and value of respectful and inclusive communities.  
CPD courses on a range of topics
Take your skills and understanding to the next level this term with online and face-to-face CPD courses on everything from engaging parents to preparing for inspection. Our training will help ensure your school offers effective and compliant PSHE education/RSHE that supports all pupils. See all dates and book.
Highlights this half-term include:
One-to-one support sessions
One-to-one is back and better than ever! Choose from three session topics and book a 30-minute session with one of our Subject Specialists, the leading national experts in PSHE education. Find out more & book your place.
Sessions will run this term from 17 Jan up until 21 Feb.