• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book provides an overview essential for a proper understanding of effective approaches to PSHE education in secondary education and the valuable role it can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Coverage includes: • The importance and scope of PSHE education • The theory and research evidence for effective practice in the secondary school • School structures which support effective teaching and learning in PSHE education • Assessment for, and of, learning in PSHE education • The role of visiting experts in PSHE education • Overlaps with pastoral and therapeutic support

Summary of Organisational Models for the Teaching of PSHE Education
Summary of Organisational Models for the Teaching of PSHE Education

Organisational model



Regular weekly timetabled lessons, plus additional opportunities across the curriculum and enrichment activities

• Allows for continuity and progression. It allows teachers and young people to assess progress and measure the impact of the programme

• Works well as part of a whole school approach

• Greater ‘ownership’ of PSHE education by whole staff team

• The subject has status and profile

• More likely to be valued by teachers and young people

• Time available to ensure comprehensive coverage and rigorous assessment

• Possible to deliver PSHE education to the same standard and with the same rigour as other subjects

• Other subjects ‘lose’ curriculum time for additional off-timetable ‘drop down’ ...

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