PSHE Association Annual Conference 27th June 2013, London New
Tackling sensitive issues in a time of change...
This conference will look at how, in changing and challenging
times, PSHE education can help to tackle the most sensitive issues
children and young people face.
We will explore the national context and provide practical ways to
address sensitive issues in schools. Findings will be disseminated
from Ofsted's 2013 PSHE education report and the status of the
Government’s PSHE review will be discussed.
Online Safety and Sex & Relationships Education (SRE)
What do schools and governors need to know?
This is a growing area of concern and increasingly in the news. A recent Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection considered the issues and made eight recommendations. SRE News...
John Henry Newman School Received an Outstanding Judgement for all Aspects of their PSHE Provision
Karen Summers, County Adviser for PSHE & Citizenship supported the school with their 2 day PSHE subject inspection in March 2012 and also attended the OFSTED feedback meeting. The PSHE lead had attended Karen's PSHE leadership CPD training last year and the school also hosted one of the termly PSHE Network meetings which are available to both primary and secondary PSHE school leads. Ofsted Case Study
Ofsted 26 November 2012: Good Practice Resource - Providing an Outstanding PHSE Secondary Curriculum
This good practice case study show how a multi-faceted approach to personal, social, health and enterprise education is extremely successful because the subject has high status and is central to the school’s vision and ethos.
OFSTED Recognised Young Consumer of the Year Award New
Hertfordshire Trading Standards invites schools to participate in the Young Consumer of the Year Award, a national competition that culminates with the Grand Final at the Trading Standards Institute Conference which will be held in Brighton between 18 – 20 June 2013. This competition has received positive publicity and has been recognised by OFSTED in their inspections as a good initiative in giving students a broader education.
This is a great opportunity for students to bring together a wide range of relevant knowledge and apply these to real life scenarios. It allows students to demonstrate an appreciation of money and being able to effectively manage their finances. It also empowers students to assess the long and short term benefits of a healthy lifestyle in terms of the food they eat, and being able to make informed choices around alcohol and tobacco and not being affected by peer pressure.
It also informs a sometimes vulnerable and targeted group about their consumer rights as well as keeping up to date with current affairs.
Topics covered include:
Legal and Consumer Issues
Safety and the Environment
Food and Health
Money and Finance
Europe and Travel
The closing date for initial entries is mid January 2013.
More information can be found via the Trading Standards Institute website:
Hertfordshire Trading Standards
Tel: 01707 292429
Home Office 22 June 2012: Parent pack for child body confidence launched
A new guide for parents to help them educate children about how the media alter images and the impact this can have on self esteem has been backed by Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone today.
Raising Asthma & Allergy Awareness: Alex Curtis Memorial Trust
The Alex Curtis Memorial Trust was set up in October 2007 following the sudden and unexpected death of Alex from an acute asthma attack in February 2007 when he was just 17 years of age and in the 6th form at Nicholas Breaskpear School in St Albans.
It was felt by the family, friends and school, that something positive should come out of the tragedy and that is why the trust was set up.
The aim of the trust is to promote asthma and allergy awareness in schools by means of talks to all pupils and staff along with informative leaflets and coping cards.
The trust started the talks in October 2008 with a successful pilot series at Nicholas Breakspear and has been invited into over 40 schools around the county since then. The trust is also working with Asthma Australia to roll out their version of the Asthma Friendly School Scheme in this country. The trust has been given full permission from Asthma Australia to make use of all their materials and this it has done and is currently sending information packs to all schools in Hertfordshire.
Email the founder: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnardo's : Cut Them Free campaign
Barnardo's, the children’s charity, are promoting their campaign called ‘Cut them free’. This is about tackling child sexual exploitation, raising awareness and tackling this form of child abuse. To find out more and join the campaign visit:
KS3 & KS4 Teachers’ Resource Pack:
Crime & Anti-Social Behaviour
The Teachers' Resource Pack on Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour has been produced by Hertfordshire Constabulary for teachers to compliment the PSHE and Citizenship Curriculum.
I am sure all Hertfordshire's schools are keen to move forward in responding to the equalities duties in relation to anti-homophobia and supporting young people who are LGBT.
You may therefore be interested to promote participation in Stonewall's 'Speak Out' survey, which collects the views of young LGB people, aged between 11 and 19, about their experiences in school and college. The results will inform Stonewall’s future work in the field of education.
Life. Live it. is a brand new free first aid teaching resource for all primary school teachers, tailor-made for teaching first aid and safety skills to children aged 5 to 11. More...
Ofsted pshe report
Ofsted - Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in Schools (July 2010)
This report is based on evidence from inspections of personal, social, health and economic education in schools between September 2006 and July 2009 in 165 maintained schools in England. It reports on standards in the subject, and highlights the key areas in need of improvement.
Hitchin Girls School - Work with External Agencies in Support of the PSHEC Education Agenda
We believe that Citizenship is an entitlement for all students supported by different enrichment activities. Part of this enrichment includes a planned input of outside speakers and agencies which may come in to curriculum time in PSHEC or as an off timetable session so building on and reinforcing teaching and learning within the programmes of study for the new national curriculum.
At Hitchin Girls school PSHEC dedicated curriculum time is one hour lesson per week for year 7 and one lesson a fortnight for years 8-11. More...
External Visitors and SRE
External visitors can have a valuable role in enhancing teaching and learning of sex and relationships education (SRE). This new resource explores 'why' and 'how' external visitors can work with schools on SRE, sets out roles and responsibilities, suggests ideas for quality assurance and involving children and young people. Case-studies and real-life scenarios help to work through the issues in practice. More...
Your Justice Your World
Your Justice Your World is a comprehensive educational resource to help young people from 7 to 16 understand the justice system.
been mapped very closely to the latest Citizenship and PSHE curricula,
and extensive support for teachers is provided throughout.
British Red Cross: Life. Live it.
First Aid Education
The British Red Cross’ Life. Live it.first aid education kit was designed in consultation with teachers and education experts and provides an easy to use and flexible resource for teachers. It’s been specially designed to enable all teachers to feel confident in delivering first aid education, even those unfamiliar with the subject. More...
Good to Be Me & Learning to Be Together SEAL GD
Online resources/lessons plans:
SEAL and the Global Dimension which is a DFID funded project - Clive Belgeonne is the author of the recent and excellent 'Teaching the Global Dimension' Resource. More...
E-ngage Live offer exciting, interactive learning sessions around Online Safety, Anti-Bullying and PSHE topics, through online collaboration with experts in these fields.
It provides a secure environment for learners between Years 5 and 7 to ask and answer questions with these experts, discuss scenarios with their peers and work at their own pace. More...
New Research on PSHE Education
Independent researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have been commissioned by DCSF to conduct a study into the current provision of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education in schools. The first phase of the study has started, the second phase of the research will run in the summer term 2010.
If you are a PSHE lead and receive a questionnaire through the post, please do respond promptly and let DCSF know your views. More...
Children's Moneyworld provides a wide range of material for use by home educators, teachers and students. 3% of their range is free to use in any way you require or you can subscribe to a wide variety of packages.
Hertfordshire Police have informed us about a new worrying fashion involving rubber bracelets called ‘Shag Bands’. These colourful bracelets were popular in the 70’s and were worn as indicators of a person’s sexual mood. Many children are now innocently wearing these bands without being fully aware of the related sexual meaning.
There is a danger of children and young people succumbing to peer pressure and to bullying through wearing these bands.
A resource for PSHCE and SEAL in Primary Schools and for PSED in Early Years Settings
These are a MECS Resource for loan to teachers and practitioners. Six Persona Dolls of different ethnicities are available for short term loan to schools. For two of the Dolls (of Pakistani and Polish origin) detailed Personas and accompanying materials have been developed. More...
Model Sex & Relationships Education Policy
A key aim of the school is that each pupil will develop the skills and knowledge to make decisions. Decisions about how they relate to others can only be made if they have adequate knowledge and understanding of their own physical and emotional development. More...
Talk2 Your Teen Magazine
New Magazine for Parents and Carers. Talk2 YourTeen magazine contains local and national information, research findings on Sex and Relationship Education and sexual health, tips for parents and carers from Parentline Plus, information on local services, young people’s views, a real life story and useful sources of information and support. More...
On 29 January 2009, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families launched a consultation on alcohol guidance, advice and information for parents, children, young people. More...
Channel Mogo (ages 11-19)
Hertfordshire's online information site for young people in the county which covers a range of topics related to PSHE & Citizenship.
This inter-active website also offers vidcasts, mp3 downloads, competitions and opportunities for discussion and webchats. It is free to join and provides a safe online community for young people in Hertfordshire.
HPV & Cervical Cancer
A new curriculum linked teaching and learning resource, is available online for teachers: What you and your pupils need to know.
Study of Sex and
for pupils in secondary special
schools in Hertfordshire
Visits were made to four special schools, providing for pupils who have emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) or severe learning difficulties (SLD). Seven staff members and 25 pupils were interviewed. More...
The pack can be used for individual pupils to use in spare time / group work and whole class activities. It can be used for varying abilities and some games may also be suitable for younger children as well.
The pack goes beyond consumer education with solvent and alcohol abuse being covered in a fun and informative way as well as helping pupils to understand where information and help can be sought.
Solvent and alcohol abuse are covered in 4 of the games on the CD ROM and are also featured in the card game that is in the pack. More...