Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

In this section you will find information that supports schools in improving the personal development, behaviour and welfare of all children and young people.

The implications of the 2015 Ofsted framework for Personal Development and PSHE

The 2015 Ofsted Common Inspections Framework places a greater emphasis on personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding than the previous framework. It demonstrates a shift in focus within Ofsted, and brings the content covered within schools’ PSHE & Wellbeing programmes to the fore. This means that it will be significantly easier for schools to adequately evidence that they are meeting a range of inspection criteria if they have a planned, developmental PSHE & Wellbeing programme in place.  The Powerpoint presentation below outlines how each judgement relates to PSHE education and the range of support available to schools to prepare their PSHE programme for inspection.

Personal Development & PSHE as part of Ofsted framework (pdf, 662kb) Powerpoint produced by PSHE Association
Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance, September 2016 (pdf, 819kb) Department for Education (DfE)
Behaviour and Discipline in Schools  Teachers and staff guide produced by DfE
Not yet good enough_PSHE education in schools Report produced by Ofsted


Medical Conditions

On 1 September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions. The statutory guidance is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

DfE (2015) Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions (pdf, 294kb)

Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on governing bodies of maintained schools, proprietors of academies and management committees of PRUs to make arrangements for supporting pupils at their school with medical conditions.

DfE (2014) Supporting children with medical conditions templates (pdf, 271kb)

DfE have produced templates, they are provided as an aid to schools and their use is entirely voluntary. Schools are free to adapt them as they wish to meet local needs, to design their own templates or to use templates from another source.