Frequently asked questions from members of the Association answered by our team of Subject Specialists.


NEW! Episode 4 Age-appropriate RSE, teaching about pornography & more



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In this episode, PSHE Association Subject Specialist Anne Bell answers questions from our members on:


  • 01:00 — Available guidance on teaching age-appropriate RSE — especially when discussing pleasure
  • 05:11 — Starting points for teaching about pornography
  • 11:25 — Managing a situation where a colleague doesn't want to teach RSE
  • 14:55 — Working with Police Officers in the classroom
  • 18:15 — Support available for PSHE planning for pupils with SEND


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Episode 3 pupil voice, updating resources & guidance on FGM



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In this episode, PSHE Association Subject Specialist Bethan Miller answers questions from our members on:


  • 00:47 — Suggested questions to go in a questionnaire to KS3-4 students?
  • 03:02 — New materials for teaching about relationships — especially online?
  • 05:53 — What should be taught about FGM at primary schools?
  • 09:48 — Are there any new materials available to teach about drugs and alcohol?


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Episode 2 Back-to-school, naming external genitalia, PSHE beyond KS4 and more



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In this episode, PSHE Association Senior Subject Specialist Jenny Fox answers questions from our members on:


  • 01:28 — I have been asked to provide overviews of the knowledge a teacher would need to deliver each key stage of the pshe curriculum, to put in place training for teachers. Some guidance on how I should approach this would be most appreciated.
  • 05:58 — In Year Six, what is compulsory for RSE and what is optional?
  • 10:59 — I am preparing the PSHE curriculum for September 2020 and would like advice around teaching the session linked to naming parts of the genitalia. How can staff approach this with confidence?
  • 15:55 — Do you know of good resources on county lines & prevent/radicalisation and safeguarding for primary to Year 8?
  • 19:09 — What are the required elements of the Programme of Study for Key Stage 5? What topics would you recommend for a Year 12 and Year 13 scheme of work?
  • 24:26 — When schools are back, what advice or resources would you give to school teams about how to teach/discuss the children's experience of Covid-19?


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Episode 1 Assessment, Parental Consultation and Remote Learning



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In this episode, PSHE Association Subject Specialist Lydia Stober answers questions from our members on:


  • 01:37 — What's the best way to assess/feedback to children on the learning they are completing remotely in PSHE?
  • 05:29 — How are you planning to support PSHE leaders to deliver RSE and Health Education from September?
  • 10:05 — What areas can we safely teach/explore through online lessons?

Lydia also answers a series of Quick fire questions at the end of the video (13:38), covering: where colleagues can find templates and samples of RSE policies; how colleagues can help teenage pupils to understand the importance of sleep; ideas for communicating RSE changes to parents; future plans for gambling-related materials.


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