The national programme has been developed by subject experts and is based upon effective practice and subject pedagogy as highlighted by the DfE, OFSTED, Healthy Schools and related literature and research.
"PSHE subject knowledge had been improved by teachers and school nurses achieving the National PSHE CPD Certificate" Ofsted 2010.
The course explores areas surrounding:
- the theory and concepts underpinning PSHE and its specialist areas
- guidance and appropriate laws which support and impact upon PSHE
- assessment and evaluation in PSHE
- being a reflective practitioner
- difference and diversity
- normative education.
Comprehensive 3 day programme delivered at level 4, 5 and 6 (HE 1, 2 and 3) accredited at 30 credits from the University of Roehampton equivalent to first, second and final year degree level.
Staff from the following Wiltshire schools achieved the national PSHE qualification during 2018/19:
- Bowerhill Primary School
- Box Primary School
- Devizes School
- Fitzmaurice Primary School
- Lavington School
- Minety CofE Primary School
- Monkton Park Primary School
- Noremarsh Primary School
- Pembroke Park Primary School
- Preshute Primary School
- Sarum St Pauls CofE VA Primary School
- Sheldon School
- South Wilts Grammar School
- Wyndham Park Infants' School
+ a candidate from Wiltshire Police.
Through involvement in the programme, participants have improved their confidence and competence in the delivery of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education to raise the quality of teaching and learning. This helped schools as they prepared to deliver the new statutory aspects of Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education from September 2020.
This programme has been offered in Wiltshire over many years, to improve the quality of PSHE education.
The most recent programme in Wiltshire took place from September 2018 to June 2019. The 3 tutor delivered training days incorporated education theory, practical activities and personal refection. Participants also undertook directed self-study and recorded their learning journey in an assignment submitted at the end of the course.
"This course has afforded me time and space to explore PSHE in breadth and depth; it has provided an engaging platform for valuable reflection and analysis both of my PSHE teaching practice and my subject leadership.
I have a newfound confidence and sense of enjoyment of this crucial subject, and feel in an emboldened position to offer support and expertise across PSHE."