PSHE, Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Wellbeing

In this section you will find information relating to the curriculum.

These documents provide a curriculum framework for school and curriculum leaders for the delivery PSHE & Wellbeing education, an education that is relevant and necessary for today’s learners in the 21st century. 


PSHE is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.


PSHE contributes to them being safe and to personal development by helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help young people to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.


The framework supports schools in fulfilling the statutory obligations of supporting pupil wellbeing and is fully aligned to the new Ofsted framework (Sep 15) as well as to national curriculum themes – personal development, health & safety, emotional health, anti-bullying, behaviour & welfare, Citizenship, British values and Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural education (SMSC including inclusion & equalities).  The curriculum frameworks are based on the PSHE Association’s Programmes of Study and their implementation contribute to your school achieving the Healthy Schools London award.

The curriculum frameworks aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).


PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged (PSHE Association).


Curriculum Framework

Primary Secondary

Primary PSHE & Wellbeing Framework (pdf, 453kb)(v3)


PSHE Resource Bank (pdf, 605kb) (v2)

Secondary PSHE & Wellbeing Framework (pdf, 690kb)

PSHE Subject Association
Teaching about Body Image PSHE Association - BodyImageStandards (pdf, 1.4mb)
Impact & Effective Practice

PSHE into Practice




Leadership and Management

Ofsted_PSHE_Cz_SMSC_Section5_Sep15 (pdf, 250kb)

PSHE_Lesson_Descriptors_Ofsted 2013 (docx, 28kb)

The PSHE 'Rich' School (pdf, 14kb)


Supporting the Health & Wellbeing: Southwark SHEU Survey 2016 (pdf, 1.6mb)

Sheu H&WB Survey 2016/17 : Southwark Secondary Schools (pdf, 816kb)

Sheu H&WB Survey 2016/17 : Southwark Primary Schools (pdf, 689kb)


PSHE into Practice


Assessment Handout (docx, 156kb)

End KS Statements Assessment Handout (docx, 14kb)

Essential Skills (docx, 15kb)

PSHE Association (2013) Planning Tool (doc, 35kb)

Baseline Assessment examples

PSHE draw and write 1 (docx, 13kb)

PSHE draw and write autumn 1_environment (docx, 14kb)

PSHE draw and write autumn 2_feelings (docx, 13kb)

Sex & Relationship Education
Teaching about Consent

All guidance in this section produced by PSHE Association.

Consent_FAQs (pdf, 343kb)

Consent_SoW (pdf, 1.3mb)

Consent_supplementaryguidance (pdf, 462kb)

Law_Consent (pdf, 307kb)

SRE in the 21st Century DfE (2014) SRE in the 21st Century (pdf, 271kb)
Joint Briefing on..... PSHE Association and Association for Science Education (March 2016) Joint briefing on Human Development and Reproduction in the Primary Curriculum (, 481kb)

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education 


Mentor (2012) Reviewing your drug and alcohol policy - a toolkit for schools (pdf, 573kb)

Mentor Adepis (2014) Quality standards for effective alcohol and drug education (pdf, 2.8mb)


  • Science

    links to the science curriculum can be found here