PSHE and RSE
Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. Although some parts of PSHE are non-statutory, all schools should teach it. The subject contributes to the ‘personal development’ of pupils that the 2019 Ofsted inspection framework considers.
Relationships and sex education (RSE) form a statutory part of PSHE education. Relationships education is compulsory for all primary school pupils, and RSE is compulsory for all secondary school pupils. For more information visit the Department for Education's statutory guidance.
The Department for Education and Richmond Council recommend that schools use PSHE Association resources.
Further information to support the delivery of statutory RSE in Richmond is available in the full statement of support.
Information about organisations offering resources has been collated below.
The PSHE Association
The PSHE Association is the national body for PSHE education. It offers its members a wide range of CPD training and resources, including SEND-specific resources, lesson plans and assessment tools to help schools to develop their high-quality PSHE education.
Resources are also available for the following topics:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Drug, alcohol and tobacco
- Growing and changing
- Personal safety
- Bullying and discrimination
- Media and digital literacy
- Money and work
- Community and responsibility
For more information and to enquire about membership, you can email email@example.com.
Better Health - Every Mind Matters
The Every Mind Matters resource page was developed by Public Health England. It contains PSHE, relationships and health education (RHE) and RSE resources, including lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and videos directed at KS2, KS3 and KS4 students.
Topics covered by the resources include:
- Positive friendships
- Self-care, physical and mental wellbeing
- Social media
- Exam stress
- Body image in a digital world
Jigsaw offers a comprehensive set of resources to help teach PSHE and health and wellbeing to pupils aged 3 to 16.
The national charity, Young Enterprise, has a range of high-quality resources to improve young people's understanding of money. This includes:
Getting it on is a one-stop website that offers information and services for 13 to 19 year olds on sexual and mental health issues, drug and alcohol and relationship problems. It is a safe informative website where secondary school teachers can signpost students covering six south west London boroughs.
Sex Education Forum offers RSE teaching resources for its members.
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Updated: 08 February 2023