Personal, social and health education (PSHE)

Including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse

Aim

To ensure that:

  • pupils are provided with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives
  • key staff receive appropriate continued professional development (CPD) opportunities and support to deliver, assess, monitor and evaluate a planned programme of PSHE in line with relevant Department for Education (DfE previously DCSF) and Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCA) guidance

PSHE contributes significantly to all five national outcomes for children: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and economic well-being.

Best practice

  • PSHE policy
  • Sex and relationship education policy (could be part of an overarching PSHE policy)
  • Drug education policy (could be part of an overarching PSHE policy)
  • Managing drug related incidents policy (may be referred to in other policies or part of Drug Education Policy)
  • Safeguarding policy in line with local children safeguarding boards
  • Confidentiality policy (also required for core theme Emotional Health and Well-being)
  • Non-smoking policy (could be part of PSHE or Drug education policy)
  • Policy or guidelines about the role of external visitors (ref criterion 1.7. Also required in core theme Physical activity)
  • Staff continued professional development (CPD) file (relevant training within the last two years)
  • Teaching and learning policy
  • Up-to-date programme of study/schemes of work for PSHE
  • Samples of lesson plans
  • Samples of assessment, recording and reporting documents
  • Job description including details of roles and responsibilities for leading on PSHE
  • Samples of displays materials relating to local and national support agencies
  • Samples of local health data or advice taken from local health professionals
  • Samples of work or examples of processes where pupils have been consulted on all aspects of school life, including policy development (needs assessments, surveys, school council minutes, circle time)
  • Samples of work or examples of processes where staff, parents and the wider school community have been consulted on policy development and review
  • Samples of formalised protocols for referring pupils and their families to specialist services

Policy development

  • Introduction to policy development
  • Developing a PSHE policy: *********Policy for PDL including sex relationship education and drugs education******** – March 2006 ADD DOCUMENT
  • Developing a confidentiality policy:
    • *****Guidance for Hampshire schools writing a confidentiality policy****** (******front cover for Guidance for Hampshire schools writing a confidentiality policy****) ADD DOCUMENTS
    • *********Governor training on confidentiality policies – suggested answers in line with current legal and government advice *********** – with thanks to the Hampshire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership ADD DOCUMENT

Local documents

Hampshire PDL Guidance and PSHE Association mapping documents

New PSHE curriculum labels

  • **********Key Stage 1 Microsoft Word *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Key Stage 2 Microsoft Word *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Key Stage 3 Microsoft Word *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Key Stage 4 Microsoft Word *********** ADD DOCUMENT

PSHE end-of-key-stage statements

  • **********PSHE end-of-key-stage statements – Key Stage 1 *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********PSHE end-of-key-stage statements – Key Stage 2 *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********PSHE end-of-key-stage statements – Key Stage 3 *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********PSHE end-of-key-stage statements – Key Stage 4 *********** ADD DOCUMENT

Planning for personal development in primary schools

  • **********Planning for personal development in primary schools at KS1 *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Planning for personal development in primary schools at KS2 *********** ADD DOCUMENT

School meals

Smoking

Schools tobacco toolkit – A local toolkit on tobacco has been developed for secondary schools by Smoke Free Hampshire and Smoke Free Surrey. Includes lesson plans and presentations to offer integrated support for pupils to prevent or stop smoking. For more information, phone Sarah Preece on 01252 335148, or email her at sarah.preece@hampshire.nhs.uk.

For secondary schools and colleges who need more detailed advice about smoking issues on their campuses, the Hampshire Smoke Free School and College Guidance is now available to download.

Service Level Agreement

  • **********Service level agreement for working with external visitors and agencies *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Guidance for using the service level agreement – For use with agencies working with pupils *********** ADD DOCUMENT

Other guidance

  • **********The SEAL curriculum resource and PSHE *********** ADD DOCUMENT
  • **********Booklist for sex and relationship education *********** ADD DOCUMENT