PSHE Leadership

PSHE Leadership

This page was last updated in August 2022

Quality PSHE Education is dependent on the competence, confidence, and commitment of the PSHE subject leader. As a PSHE lead in school it is vital that you have access to training, have sound subject knowledge, strong leadership skills and are well informed about national and local initiatives and statutory requirements.  In Buckinghamshire, the Council’s Public Health Team has funded a PSHE Lead post to promote high-quality PSHE across the local authority and to provide support and guidance to PSHE leads to assist them in this vital role. Buckinghamshire has a strong PSHE community made up of PSHE leads and those with a keen interest in the subject delivery.

The Current Local Offer Academic Year 2022-2023

  • Funded CPD courses for PSHE leads, delivered by The PSHE Association and other trusted organisations
  • Funded CPD for teachers delivering Sex and Puberty Education in years 4, 5, & 6
  • Funded CPD for teachers delivering RSE in secondary schools, provided by The Terrence Higgins Trust, visit Sexual Health Bucks Please note these courses can be delivered in school either online or face to face. Please contact for further details.
  • Buckinghamshire Traded Services (BESST) Governor Training sessions for PSHE Governors
  • Termly PSHE forum meetings located across the County
  • Advice and guidance on request for PSHE leads and School Leaders
  • Collaborative support between schools
  • Funded Buckinghamshire Healthy Schools Award - online self-evaluation and support
  • Buckinghamshire Healthy Schools Public Health information pages
  • The PSHE Book Project – in partnership with the Buckinghamshire School Library Service

All CPD and forum meetings are advertised on the School Bulletin, via the Education Team updates to  SLT, and through emails to PSHE leads on the communication list.

Key Documents

DfE statutory guidance regarding the teaching of Relationships, Relationships, and Sex Education (

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
Please note delivering high-quality RSHE provides preventive and protective education is part of safeguarding. RSHE is referenced throughout this document; there is a particular focus RSHE on pages 33 & 34.

Visit Ofsted School Inspection Handbook (
PSHE/ RSHE contributes to a broad and balanced curriculum for pupils and is specifically referenced in the Personal Development judgment. 

The PSHE Association Resources

The PSHE Association is the national body for Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education. Having a membership with the PSHE Association will give you full access to a wealth of resources, guidance, and information to support you in your role. The PSHE Association has published a range of guidance documents to support PSHE teaching. Those listed below are free to non-members.  Please share the guidance documents with teachers. 

Handling complex issues safely in the PHSE classroom (Download)

Visit Selecting resources - top tips (PHSE Association)

Visit Mental health guidance (PHSE Association)

Visit Improving social and emotional learning in primary schools (PHSE Association)

The PSHE Association lesson plans and resources for schools

There are a wide range of resources available for KS1 – 5 covering Physical Health, Mental Health, Growing and Changing, Personal Safety, Relationships and Sex Education, Bullying and Discrimination, Media and Digital, Money and Work Community and Responsibility. Some teaching resources and guidance are free and others require membership to access.

Visit Resources (PSHE Association)

Planning and Subject Review

Visit Long-term planning (PSHE Association)

Visit Education pupils with SEND (PSHE Association)

Visit Audit and review (PSHE Association)

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