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Curriculum & PSHE

Emotional health and wellbeing can be promoted across the curriculum with the arts being a fantastic way to explore topics such as emotions and identity. In particular, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.


"It is important that the skills and competencies children and young people are taught are indeed generic and not just tied to specific situations. Help learners generalise to real life".

Durlak et al, 1995
   ‘Zones of Regulation’ Curriculum

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   Curriculum – Herbert and Lohrmann (2011)

The methodologies of teaching and learning that are used in the classroom have a high degree of influence on how effectively emotional and social competences are learned. Herbert and Lohrmann (2011) conducted a content analysis investigating instructional strategies used in ten health education ...Read more

   Great whole school resources from Anna Freud

Have a look here at the Anna Freud website for some great lesson plan ideas! ...Read more

   PSHE Matters – Free resources for families of Primary age children

The below leaflets provide fun, interesting and easy to conduct activities for families to learn more about topics such as Mental Health, dealing with change, and forming positive relationships. The leaflets were developed to enhance the PSHE Curriculum that primary schools currently d...Read more

   Setting ground rules

Ground rules for teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing - PSHE Association It is important that before teaching about issues like mental health and emotional wellbeing, clear ground-rules are established or reinfor...Read more

   Social Pedagogy

Social Pedagogy is about working with children and younger adults where care and education come together.The aim is to create a rich learning environment where they can thrive. It sees children and young adults as active and resourceful people in their own right and cares for them in a w...Read more

   Talking to pupils when they make mental health disclosures

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   The importance of Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

How can PSHE benefit pupils? PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching pupils to stay safe ...Read more

   The Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

The SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) publication was developed as a result of 500 schools taking part in the Primary National Strategy’s Behaviour and Attendance pilot. Although the resource was written way back in May 2005, there are still so many useful resources that can be b...Read more

   Time To Change – ‘In Your Corner’ – Free Assembly Resources

The national mental health organisation 'Time To Change' (run by 'Mind') has launched its November campaign "In Your Corner", which comes with a raft of free assembly plans and videos for schools. Over 700 schools are already taking part.You can register for the resources ...Read more