15 June 2018
By Rebecca Avery

'Making sense of relationships' - New PSHE resources for KS2,3 & 4 from the NSPCC and PSHE Association

The NSPCC and PSHE Association have created a free set of lesson plans for key stages 2-4 on personal safety and healthy relationships.

The age-appropriate lessons cover subjects such as:

  • transition to secondary school
  • online safety and online friendships
  • consent
  • pornography
  • gender stereotypes
  • sexualised behaviour
  • unhealthy relationships
  • sharing sexual images

There is a guide for teachers on creating a safe learning environment for the lessons, what to do if they receive a disclosure and where to signpost young people for help. The guide also includes a template letter to parents to inform them about the content and purpose of the lessons.

The lessons have been quality assured by the PSHE Association and they link with the PSHE Association Programme of Study. Although they refer to statutory and non-statutory guidance for schools in England, the contents are equally relevant and suitable for use in all parts of the UK.