PSHE Association autumn term trailer

Sep 3, 2021 5:00:00 AM
Welcome back— we hope you had a restful break. We’re really looking forward to supporting you this term and beyond with resources, CPD and a new, improved website experience (more on this later!). See below for highlights and keep an eye out for plenty more Quality Assured resources landing this term.

Health Education: food choices, physical activity & balanced lifestyles

We’ve just launched a suite of KS1-4 Health Education lesson plans, slides, resources and teacher guidance for Association members. This will cover food choices, physical activity & balanced lifestyles – including all statutory Health Education content relating to these topics.

Become a member today to access this and our full range of resources, CPD and support.

A selection of highlights this term

KS3 ‘keeping safe’ FGM lesson

We will be launching a lower key stage 3 version of our ‘Keeping safe’ FGM lesson plan (see upper KS2 version) this half term, available to members of the Association. The lesson plan and resources — available as a PDF and interactive PowerPoint — will help you to:

  • explain what Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is, and the law in relation to FGM
  • support the development of protective factors that will help young people to speak up, seek help and report if they or others are at risk, or have experienced FGM

New PSHE Association website

We have some exciting features planned for the new PSHE Association website that will make it easier for you to find the support and resources you need and manage your membership. We’re planning to launch a BETA version for existing members later this month, and the full version will go live at some point in October. Watch this space! 

New consent lesson plans and guidance; CPD on addressing sexual harassment through PSHE

Ofsted’s ‘review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges’ last term suggested need for greater understanding about consent. Our updated guidance on teaching about consent and new lesson plans will help members explore this vital topic with confidence in the classroom while covering statutory RSHE requirements to do so.

And due to demand, we’re running our cross-phase Twilight CPD course ‘Addressing sexual harassment within the PSHE education curriculum’ twice this term, on 22/11/2021 and 23/11/2021.

See all CPD and book your place.

Annual conference, Thursday 14th October

Save the date for this year’s annual conference, featuring keynotes from inspirational guest speakers and Subject Specialist led workshops on a variety of different PSHE education topics. This online event will be available exclusively to PSHE Association members. 

Updated RSE schemes of work (KS1-4)

Our popular RSE schemes of Work, developed for and funded by Medway Public Health Directorate, are getting a refresh next half term. This will include specific guidance on how to use them to meet statutory Relationships Education (primary) and Relationships and Sex Education (secondary) requirements and our latest Programme of Study.

Change, loss & grief lesson plans and guidance (KS1-4)

We’re adding new lesson plans and guidance on change, loss and grief to our mental health suite after the half term break. These member-exclusive materials will help you pupils to:

  • recognise how change, loss (including bereavement) and grief affect people;
  • understand he different responses people can have when grieving;
  • gain strategies to help manage grief and access suitable support services.
And finally, don’t forget to check the latest versions of our Programme Builders for links to new resources that you may have missed last term.