PSHE

Are you ready for statutory PSHE?

New government guidance requires ALL schools to teach Relationships Education/Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education by September 2020.  The National PSHE CPD Programme will lead participants through the areas necessary to have a confident, accurate and up-to-date knowledge, appreciation and understanding of PSHE along with associated research, guidance and pedagogy.

Why this programme?

  • support positive mental health
  • help address safeguarding including child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and FGM
  • provide recognition for individuals
  • improve competence and confidence in delivering PSHE, Relationships Education/RSE and Health Education
  • raise the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in PSHE
  • inspire positive change within the PSHE curriculum
  • effectively support children and young people to deal with life's challenges
  • encourage best practice and a climate of wellbeing

Definition of PSHE

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities.

Overview of the programme

We provide a comprehensive tutor-led training programme.  Each session progressively builds upon the previous session enabling participants to apply an evidence based approach to their teaching and strategic developments.  Participants will be required to plan and deliver a PSHE lesson which will be observed - this forms part of the reflective approach underpinning the programme.  All necessary course materials are provided; these will support participants during each of the training days and will help to direct further independent reading and study.

Who should attend?

Teachers, HLTAs, community nurses, police officers, teaching assistants, youth workers, fire and safety officers and other professionals delivering and supporting PSHE in schools and other settings.

What 'your' programme covers

  • Theory and concepts underpinning PSHE and its specialist areas
  • Legislation and guidance which support and impact on PSHE
  • Assessment and evaluation in PSHE
  • Being a reflective practitioner
  • Inclusion and equalities
  • Dealing with sensitive issues
  • Normative education

Please contact us to discuss your PSHE requirements.

Alternatively, call the team on 01392 287296.

Programme and Sessions Overview

By the end of the training participants will have:

  • Planned a lesson
  • Been observed teaching the lesson
  • Critiqued the lesson
  • Had many opportunities to reflect on your PSHE practice and how you would like to improve the PSHE at your school/setting
  • Had time to consider issues relating to PSHE and advance your professional knowledge and understanding

Session 1 Getting started with the CPD Programme - Guidance and theory underpinning PSHE 

Outcomes of the session:

  • To have a clear understanding and overview of the training and requirements
  • To know how to use the Reflective Journal and understand its purpose
  • To have a greater awareness of the concepts and some of the theory which underpin PSHE
  • To have increased knowledge of guidance documents and legislation which support PSHE

Session 2 RSE and Health Education (including statutory Relationships, Sex and Health Education, England DfE 2019)

Outcomes of the session:

  • To consider the implications of the 2019 statutory duty to teach Relationships Education/RSE & Health Education
  • To have increased knowledge of guidance documents and legislation which support PSHE

Session 3 - Relationships Education and ‘sensitive’ issues | Active teaching & learning | Effective lesson planning

Outcomes of the session:

  • To have a greater understanding of what constitutes effective Relationships Education and how to teach ‘sensitive’ issues
  • To have a greater awareness of effective teaching and learning activities
  • To be able to plan a PSHE lesson/session using the reflective lesson template
  • To have a greater understanding of what constitutes effective Relationships Education and how to teach ‘sensitive’ issues
  • To have a greater awareness of effective teaching and learning activities
  • To be able to plan a PSHE lesson/session using the reflective lesson template

Session 4 - Assessment and evaluation | Lesson observation preparation

Outcomes of the session:

  • To understand the purpose of assessment and the difference between assessment and evaluation
  • To understand the lesson observation requirements 

Session 5 - Teaching PSHE that impacts on Emotional and Mental Health

Outcomes of the session:

  • To have confidence in how PSHE can be a key contributor to Emotional and Mental Health
  • To know how to successfully complete the National PSHE CPD Programme

Session 6 - Teaching PSHE that impacts on Staying Safe, Values, Equality and Safeguarding

Outcomes of the session:

  • To understand the Equality and Safeguarding Duties and how PSHE supports these
  • To have considered how values influence school ethos and PSHE
  • To know how to successfully complete the National PSHE CPD Programm

National PSHE CPD Programme - New Course Dates!

6 virtual sessions starting on 13th October 2022 will enable participants to apply an evidence based approach to their teaching and strategic developments

Click here to view full course details

Contact our PSHE team

Further training opportunities, advice and guidance

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National PSHE CPD

PSHE subject knowledge is improved by teachers and school nurses achieving the National PSHE CPD Certificate (Ofsted)

Recommendation of the education committee (2015):

that every school has at least one teacher who has undertaken the National PSHE CPD Programme

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