Our Online CPD programme is free for all members of the PSHE Association.
If you are new to PSHE education this programme of 10 units assumes no prior knowledge of our subject. Because of this we hope it will also be of value to practitioners from a wider audience including student teachers and school governors.
The units will explore issues of assessment,
policy writing, creating schemes of work, sex and relationships, using
visitors in the classroom and lots more. We hope you will find the programme
stimulating and the tools practical and helpful.
If you are an experienced practitioner then you may find the Programme helpful in supporting the professional development of colleagues or in planning you own school based CPD.
Each unit contains supporting text and includes documents to share with colleagues and practical tools that will help you undertake departmental or school improvement activities.
The style is very informal, there are no essays or assignments. Units are intended simply to be useful to busy teachers with limited time. Each Unit can be used separately and you should feel free to focus on Units that are relevant to you. Units are broken into sections and each section is intended to take about an hour to complete.
We will be releasing new units regularly (usually one each month) and you can see a list of available and upcoming units below.
We are delighted to offer this resource completely free to individual or
organisational members of the Association. If you're not already a paid
see the many benefits of membership for a small annual fee, and sign up
here (trainee teacher and NQT membership only £15 per annum)
Unit 1 - What is Personal, Social, Health and Economic education?
provides an introduction to the subject, what it is, and perhaps more importantly what it is not. If you're a PSHE Association member
you can access this Unit and supporting information by clicking the link above. As always we greatly value your feedback, so please let us know
if this resource has been useful to you or those you work with.
Unit 2 - Teaching and Learning in PSHE education - what exactly is ‘good practice’?
This unit considers the key principles, demonstrated by research, that
underpin effective practice in PSHE education. It also contains a
review tool to enable you and your colleagues to consider the extent to
which your school’s current practice reflects these principles. The
supporting text also offers a power-point presentation and workshop for
exploring these principles with your colleagues.
Unit 3 - Assessment for learning in PSHE education
This unit considers assessment for learning in PSHE education and offers
some practical illustrations of how the learner can be placed at the
centre of assessment.
Unit 4 - Reviewing your school’s provision for PSHE education
How ‘good’ is my school’s current provision for PSHE education and how could I develop it further?
This unit is intended to help you review your school’s existing
provision for PSHE education and provides comprehensive review tools to
help with this undertaking.
Unit 5 - Creating a PSHE education policy
The purpose of this unit is to enable newly appointed coordinators, existing coordinators and school governors to create a comprehensive PSHE education policy for their school.
Unit 6 - Creating a scheme of work for key stages 1 and 2
The purpose of this unit is to enable newly appointed coordinators, or existing coordinators, to create or review a scheme of work
for key stages 1 and 2
Unit 7 - Creating a programme of study for PSHE
education key stages 3 and 4
is not currently available though the PSHE Association currently offers a one day course on the topic
Unit 8 - Using visitors in the classroom to support PSHE education
This unit will consider the role and appropriate use of ‘visitors’ to
support learning in PSHE education. The supporting text offers material
to assist a visitor in planning their input to your programme.
Unit 9 - Creating a sex and relationships education Policy in your school
This unit will provide practical help for coordinators, existing coordinators and school governors when creating or reviewing a school policy for sex and relationships education.
Unit 10 - Selecting teaching material and resources for PSHE education
The purpose of this unit is to provide a set of criteria to enable PSHE education coordinators to confidently locate PSHE education teaching material and resources.