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All pupils will be taught about mental and physical wellbeing
All children in England will be taught how to look after their mental wellbeing and recognise when classmates may be struggling, as the Government unveils new guidance for the introduction of compulsory health education.

Bold new plans set out on Monday 25 February 2019 by the Education Secretary Damian Hinds confirm that, from September 2020, pupils of all ages will be taught the new subject – with a focus on promoting the positive link between physical and mental health.

This comes alongside the introduction of compulsory relationships education for primary-age pupils and relationships and sex education (RSE) for secondary-age pupils, to ensure children have all the knowledge they need to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

Read more via Department for Education


Wellbeing In-school Training and Consultancy Support

The Herts for Learning (HfL) Wellbeing advisers offer a wide range of in school training sessions and consultancy support for schools, MATs, settings and parents/carers throughout the year, with additional services added to meet demand. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements or to make a booking by emailing:


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:


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 Ł50 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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