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Ep 5 - PSHE’s role in safe & effective substance education
Sam is joined by Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute, and PSHE Association Subject Specialist Bethan Miller, for a wide-ranging discussion on PSHE education’s role in education about drugs and alcohol, covering:
- Current substance use trends and an analysis of how things have changed over the last twenty years.
- The importance of a whole-school approach to substance education.
- An overview of what the new PSHE Association drug and alcohol education lessons cover at each key stage, and how this links with statutory Health Education requirements.
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NHS 'Live Well' webiste — Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.
Using Story, Case Studies and 'timeline' in PSHE education
In this episode Nick considers some ways of deconstructing a story, including using case studies and ‘timeline’, in order to help us use it to explore issues and strategies in PSHE. Join Nick for this fascinating journey into the medium of story, paved with vital psychological insights on ‘critical’ and ‘crunch’ moments — exploring how our young people can access their learning when they need it most — and social norms.
Choosing literature as a route into learning in PSHE education
Join Nick Boddington — founding PSHE Association Subject Specialist and voice of authority on all things PSHE — for a reflection on the use of 'story' as a powerful route into learning in PSHE.
You'll never read Six-Dinner Sid in the same way again!
Ep 4 - Reducing The Odds Of Gambling Harm Through PSHE
In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam is joined by Subject Specialists Anne Bell and Sally Martin, and Dr Elly Hanson — an independent clinical psychologist who’s been coordinating the Association’s work researching PSHE’s role in gambling harm prevention work. Together they discuss the wider context for this work and explore the current trends around gambling harms and young people. Sally and Anne recall some of the points that were raised in the teacher focus groups they led on the topic and give an overview of the new lesson suite on exploring risk in relation to gambling for primary schools. All three of our guests give their unique insight into what they believe schools should be covering on this topic and consider different ways teachers can be effective in the classroom.
Ep 3 - Keeping The 'e' In PSHE
In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam speaks to Bank of England Economist, Malindi Myers; and PSHE Association Subject specialist, Jenny Fox. Malindi and Jenny explore the meaning of 'economic wellbeing' for young people and how schools and teachers can support this area of learning through PSHE education. They also discuss free, jointly produced resources that teachers can use in the classroom.
Ep 2 - Waking Up To The Importance Of Sleep...
In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam speaks to sleep experts Dr Michael Farquhar and Dr Charlie Tyack from Evelina London children's hospital and Jenny Fox from our subject specialist team. Together, they discuss some of the strategies and tips from the recently released Sleep Factor lesson plans for Key stage 2, 3 & 4 that young people can employ to help them get a better night's sleep. The team also discuss the references to sleep in the new statutory health education guidance, and Michael and Charlie offer their top three tips for a better night's sleep.... but you'll have to listen to find out!