Our one-day CPD courses help you to develop your understanding of PSHE education, plan an effective PSHE programme and prepare for school inspections. We run courses for teachers and PSHE practitioners in state-funded and independent schools, across primary and secondary phases, and for practitioners working with pupils with special education needs and disabilities.
You can see a description of our most popular courses below. You can find out when courses are running by checking our list of upcoming events here or by signing up to receive email updates. As part of our bespoke training service, we can adapt any of these courses to suit your needs, and deliver them in your area.
Understanding PSHE education (primary and secondary)
This one-day course is designed for anyone who is either new to PSHE education, or who wishes to deepen their understanding of the subject. It provides an overview of PSHE education, its place in the curriculum and what constitutes effective teaching and learning in PSHE education, including how different schools organise their PSHE programme, what’s statutory and what’s not, and how to plan an effective PSHE lesson and assess its impact.
Promoting mental health and emotional wellbeing through PSHE education (primary and secondary)
We offer separate workshops for primary and secondary phases. This course supports PSHE coordinators and teachers to effectively and safely address mental health and emotional wellbeing within PSHE education. It helps to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to teach this crucial but challenging aspect of the PSHE education curriculum safely and effectively.
Planning your school's PSHE education (primary and secondary)
We offer separate workshops for primary and secondary phases. These workshops are perfect for anyone planning or updating PSHE education lessons and schemes of work. They include step by step guidance on long, medium and short term planning, how to integrate assessment in a meaningful and manageable way, and how to design high quality PSHE lesson plans that will actively engage pupils and that reflect best practice in PSHE teaching and learning.
Effective leadership and management (primary and secondary)
We run separate workshops for primary and secondary phases. These workshops will equip PSHE leads and coordinators with practical tips, guidance and resources to understand the place of PSHE in their school’s curriculum, including its importance for Ofsted inspections; review their current PSHE provision and identify next steps for improvement planning; understand theirrole and how to be a more effective leader and manager of PSHE education; and understand how to improve their school’s PSHE provision through best practice planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation.
Assessing learning and progression (secondary)
This course explores why assessment is so important in PSHE education, what forms of assessment are useful and appropriate, how to incorporate meaningful self-, peer- and teacher-assessment and practical ideas and tips on how to build it in as an integral part of a PSHE programme.
Get ready for ISI! Preparing your PSHE education for independent schools inspectorate (ISI) inspections (prep and senior)
This course aims to provide delegates with a deeper understanding of the inspection process, with additional input from an experienced ISI inspector. It considers the implications of the inspection framework for PSHE leads and teachers in prep and senior school; the unique contribution PSHE education can make to the school's evidence; and how PSHE leads can ensure their schemes of work are “effectively implemented” in line with the regulatory standards.
Get ready for Ofsted! Preparing your PSHE education for Ofsted inspections (primary and secondary)
This course will explore the 2015 common inspection framework and its implications for PSHE education. It will demonstrate the unique contribution PSHE education can make to safeguarding and evidencing your school's work in the key judgement areas, especially the new judgement of ‘Personal development, behaviour and welfare’. The course also cover best practice in PSHE education teaching and learning, including assessment and how best to gather and present evidence of pupils’ learning and progress, and how PSHE education leads and teachers can ensure their programme and schemes of work are 'Ofsted-ready'.
PSHE education in special educational needs provision (primary and secondary)
This course explores how PSHE education can be made meaningful and accessible to pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and includes a critical look at a range of teaching and learning strategies and available resources to ensure that effective and relevant PSHE education is provided. The workshop focuses on effectively planning, teaching and assessing PSHE, and interpreting best practice within a range of SEND contexts. It also considers ways of overcoming barriers, as well as developing effective teaching strategies and accessing resources.