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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 and mental health
- safety (internet safety, personal safety and 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 extend and strengthen 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.
In July 2018, the Government announced that it will be compulsory for all schools to teach the health and relationships aspects of PSHE education from 2020. The Education Secretary encouraged schools to build on what they’re already doing well through PSHE rather than ‘starting from scratch’. 85% of schools already teach PSHE that covers learning about health and relationships, but these new requirements support a levelling up of PSHE standards across all schools.
Now every child, in every school, will be guaranteed a PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid) and learning about safe, healthy relationships, including understanding consent and negotiating life online.
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.
School Council Support and Awards structure
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
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Resilience and Self Esteem Toolkit (ReSET)
- Whole School Approach to Good Mental Health
- Staff Wellbeing
- SHEU pupil health-related behaviour survey
- Self Harm - Support for Schools
- Stress and Anxiety
- STOP Stigma - Mental Health Resource for Schools
- Physical ActivityTime To Move
- Food in SchoolsPart of Food & Cornwall
- CommunityEngaged & involved
- TrainingAnd resources