PSHE, Relationships,Sex and Health Education (RSHE) 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 including RSHE, 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  Ofsted framework as well as to national curriculum themes – personal development, health & safety, emotional wellbing and mental 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).


The following resources, bulletins and links will support you and you school in promoting wellbeing.

Staff Wellbeing

Five tips to look after yourself during coronavirus- Education Support have developed five tips for teachers and education staff to maintain good wellbeing during this time:

Anna Freud - Looking After Each Other & Ourselves - 01 April 2020

Further support:

PSHE Association & SEAL Community

NEW primary and secondary home learning lesson packs exploring different strategies children can use to help them manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing during this challenging period. 

Sign-up for your free registration as part of Southwark’s Healthy Schools Partnership:  to download:

Register for free to the SEAL Community (pdf, 353kb), great SEL resources:

and Summer Newsletter (pdf, 643kb).

The Nest Southwark

The Nest in Southwark provides free mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged 11 – 25 

Mentally Healthy Schools Tookits

Useful toolkits for school staff, parents and carers.

Toolkit One (pdf, 173kb)

Toolkit Two (pdf, 60kb)

Toolkit Three (pdf, 137kb)

Toolkit Four (pdf, 162kb)


Other Resources

CYP Resources Directory V2 April (pdf, 806kb)

Links to MH & EWB Resources from Organisations (pdf, 115kb)

Bereavement Support from Organisations (pdf, 75kb)

New: Curriculum Framework and Resources

Primary Secondary (agreed by Secondary Subject Network)

Three theme per term model-

PSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum Framework for Primary schools (v5)-15_03_21 (pdf, 2.1mb)

One theme per term model-

PSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum Framework for Primary schools (v5)-15_03_21 (pdf, 2.2mb)

PSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum Resource Bank (v5)-15_03_21 (pdf, 3.1mb)

PSHE and Wellbeing Curriculum_ Reading List _Resource Bank (v5)-15_03_21 (pdf, 1.6mb)


HEP Secondary PSHE Framework (pdf, 1.1mb)

HEP KS3, 4 & 5 Resources (pdf, 624kb)

Relationships,Sex and  Health Education (RSHE) and Wellbeing

Leadship and Management

DfE RSE and Health Education Guidance 2019 (pdf, 577kb)

Roadmap to Stautory RSE (pdf, 778kb)

Whole School Audit (pdf, 216kb)

Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing RSE (pdf, 202kb)

Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) as part of PSHE & Wellbeing Education  for your information:

DfE's FAQs

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

DfE Guides for Parents (in several languages)

Letter to the NAHT from Damian Hinds

Ofsted and RSE

Sex Education Forum

Parental Engagement

Enagaging Parents with Relationships Education Policy

PSHE Association guide to supporting parental engagement for both primary and secondary 

 LGBT-inclusive curriculum guide launched for UK primary schools

DfE Commissioned Training for Schools

RSHE training from East London & Newham RSHE Partnership (pdf, 244kb)

Southwark Council’s Public Health Commissioned Support for Sexual Health

Southwark’s Young People’s Service for Sexual health, Contraception, and Drugs & Alcohol - HYP (pdf, 346kb)

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)

RSHE 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)

Healthy Schools Bulletins

Healthy Schools Bulletins

Healthy Children and Young People at Home B16 (23.06.2020) (pdf, 477kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (19.06.2020) (pdf, 474kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (12.06.2020) (pdf, 476kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (2.06.2020) (pdf, 443kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (22.05.2020) (pdf, 344kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (19.05.2020) (pdf, 422kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (12.05.2020) (pdf, 319kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (07.05.2020) (pdf, 338kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (05.05.2020) (pdf, 319kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (30.04.2020) (pdf, 235kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (28.04.2020) (pdf, 295kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (24.04.2020) (pdf, 349kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (14.04.2020) (pdf, 476kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (06.04.2020) (pdf, 372kb)

Healthy Children and Young People at Home (01.04.2020) (pdf, 402kb)

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)

PSHE Subject Association

Teaching about Body Image PSHE Association - BodyImageStandards (pdf, 1.4mb)  

Impact & Effective Practice


PSHE into Practice




Needs Analysis and Data Reports

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 (docx, 13kb)

PSHE Draw and Write Autumn Environment (docx, 14kb)

PSHE Draw and Write Autumn 2- Feelings (docx, 13kb)

  • Science

    links to the science curriculum can be found here