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- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Healthy Living from Teachernet
- National PSHE CPD programme
- NCB PSHE education and wellbeing news network
- PSHE Association
- School Councils UK
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is a vital part of supporting resilience by helping students recognise and manage risky behaviours, and includes:
- relationships and sex education
- drug education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse)
- emotional health and wellbeing / mental health
- safety (internet safety / personal safety / bullying)
- healthier lifestyles
PSHE provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives.
The aim of much of our work is to challenge you to go much further in extending and strengthening PSHE in school so that it is effective, evidence-based and quality-assured.
The PSHE Association was formed to raise the status, quality and impact of PSHE, and to provide help and support to teachers and other PSHE professionals. You can find lots of information and resources on their fantastic website.
Pupil voice is a key part of the Whole School Approach and pupils should be engaged and involved in all aspects of your Healthy Schools work.
Our work to support pupil voice has two strands:
Learn to Lead
A tool, techniques and training for pupil-led participation and engagement in school.
Learn to Lead breaks new ground in the field of student participation and reflects the growing conviction amongst practitioners, policy makers and researchers that young people are entitled not only to be heard, but to be active partners in the process of their own education.
Learn to Lead is a programme that enables students to lead projects that make a difference to their schools and wider communities.
More joined up thinking from the Healthy Schools Team
The great thing about Learn to Lead is that Cornwall Healthy Schools see it as yet another route to joined up thinking across wellbeing work in the school. Learn to Lead will provide great tools to use in everything from creating a School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) for your Food in Schools work to engaging pupils in helping to develop the School Development Plan and co-production of policies and programmes across the school including the PE and School Sport Strategy .
School Council Support & PADL Awards
The benefits of having a school council (or pupil parliament) include:
- Improvements to the school environment
- New ideas
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
PADL - Promoting Active Democracy Loudly - is our existing set of standards for primary school School Councils, which guide and measure effective student voice, representation and leadership within schools. We continue to support school councils involved in PADL and work with schools to achieve PADL awards as appropriate for their school council. To find out more about the criteria for PADL awards, go to our dedicated PADL website. We hold an awards day each year to celebrate the fantastic work our Cornwall school councils do, and to present them with their PADL awards. Click here to find out more about the next awards event.
Pupil Voice training / workshops
Our school council workshops are for co-ordinators (school staff who work in a liaison role with their school council) who would like to look at a range of tools and techniques to make school council meetings more action-focused, share ideas and good practice, and create an action plan for use back in school. These are for primary and secondary school staff. Whether you are a newbie or have been in the role for some time, we would love to see you at one of our workshops!
- PSHERisk managing
- Physical ActivityTime To Move
- Food in SchoolsPart of Food & Cornwall
- FamiliesEngaged & involved
- TrainingAnd resources