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What's New

Core RSE* & PSHE related training programme 2017-18

RSE* & PSHE Training programme Brochure


Opportunity for schools to access HCC funded PSHE consultancy and training - FREE support

HfL on behalf of HCC will be providing a fully funded, free conference - the SRE Summit, Unplugged Drug Education Training along with SRE and Drug Education surgery support sesssions.

Due to high demand, please book early.

Full details in the flyer below:


PSHE Programme - Jigsaw PSHE

Jigsaw PSHE is a comprehensive PSHE Programme from Foundation 1 and 2 up to year 6. The scheme of work provides a structured and developmental PSHE programme focused on building emotional literacy and social skills within a whole-school approach. It places mindfulness at the heart of its lessons using calm me sections of its lessons. Over 20 schools in Hertfordshire are currently using this resource. For further information please see:

Teaching SRE with Confidence in Secondary Schools’ from CWP Resources revised addition has also achieved the PSHE Association Quality Mark

These resources coupled with their primary resources offer schools a robust set of lesson plans and resources to support teachers delivering Sex and Relationship Education Lessons.

Unplugged Programme Training – social influences, life skills and drug prevention for secondary schools and ESCs

Unplugged is an evidence-based secondary school programme designed to equip young people with specific skills and resources that they need to resist social influences and to support knowledge about drugs and their adverse consequences. HfL on behalf of HCCwill be offering FREE training for schools in the Hertfordshire area to learn more about the programme.

Unplugged Trial – Free Training on ‘Unplugged’ to the first three schools to express an interest:

Unplugged Letter
Unplugged Free Trial Flyer
Unplugged training courses for schools

The Links between Science Education and PSHE education

The PSHE Association has teamed up with the Association for Science Education to launch this joint briefing on reproduction and human development. The purpose of the document is to inform teachers, school leaders and governors about what the science curriculum requires in respect to sex education, the vocabulary that supports this teaching and learning, and how this is complemented by what pupils learn in PSHE education.

Resources to support schools celebrating difference, families, relationships and gender awareness

EACH (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia) have just released a comprehensive resource to help staff in primary and secondary schools gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to create a safer learning environment for LGBT+ young people and their families.

It includes:

  • 7 primary school lesson plans covering celebrating difference, families, relationships and gender awareness
  • 10 secondary school lesson plans on prejudice-based language, bullying, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans media representation, prejudice, gender and social media
  • guidance on what the law says, teaching about LGBT+ identities and relationships, handling disclosures, staff training, anti-bullying policies and one-to-one support for LGBT+ young people

For further details and to download resources please see:

For further information and support for Hertfordshire schools please see:

Legal Highs Survey

Please can we encourage you to complete the Legal Highs (Novel Psychoactive Substances) survey on the link below so that Hertfordshire can plan support services as a result of the survey outcomes should they be needed. It only takes a few seconds and there is the opportunity to win a £50 Amazon voucher!:

What’s Hot 2016

What’s Hot’ is a booklet for professionals who work with young people. ‘What’s Hot’ highlights useful leaflets/websites covering subjects such as drugs, alcohol and subsistence misuse to leaflets on money, and sexual health. The document has been interactively designed so that the links will lead you directly to the relevant leaflets/websites. Please note to make this document more relevant and sustainable it will only be available electronically.

If you have any queries please email

What's Hot Leaflet

Hertfordshire Smokefree Schools

Hertfordshire Smokefree Schools is a free programme to support all schools in Hertfordshire to become Smokefree. It has been developed in partnership by Hertfordshire’s Stop Smoking Service and Vulnerable Young People Policy teams as part of the Hertfordshire Tobacco Control Alliance.

Young and Smokefree Project

The Young and Smokefree project (YASF) is an interactive website exploring Tobacco industry tactics, effects of smoking, Government influence and how you can make a difference. There are video clips, games, quizzes and resources all aimed at challenging and informing Young people about smoking and the impact it can have on us.

For a 1 minute introduction to all the site contains and how young people and teachers can use it as a resource check out:




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