Unifrog’s PSHE Lesson Pack: FAQs
29th November 2022
Our new whole-school PSHE Lesson Pack makes it easy for you to meet both the Department for Education and the PSHE Association learning objectives for PSHE. The 87 lessons are:
- Plug-and-play: easy to deliver with minimal prep time.
- Supportive: detailed guidance allows teachers to deliver challenging topics confidently.
- Harmonised with careers guidance: the lesson activities help students get the most out of the Unifrog platform.
- Engaging: student-centred tasks empower students to become active learners.
Download our one-pager about the PSHE Lesson Pack here.
What’s in the Pack?
87 downloadable lessons that - along with the Careers Year Plan included as standard in every Unifrog subscription - fully cover every aspect of the PSHE curriculum for students aged 11 to 18.
The lessons are arranged into key topic areas and sequenced across year groups to build students' knowledge and skills, but with the flexibility to be taught as standalone sessions.
All of the lessons are available in 15 min versions, with optional worksheets to support SEND learners. There are 45 min options for the most challenging topics.
How is it structured?
The Pack uses a spiral curriculum model, meaning that, year-on-year, students build knowledge and skills in each topic area.
The lessons are grouped into three age groups: 11-14, 14-16 and 16-18, covering the Department for Education and PSHE Association objectives for each group.
Within each age group we have suggested an order for delivery to each year group, but to suit your learners you can order the lessons as you like.
Here is a screenshot of the spiral curriculum model. Each lesson’s name is hyperlinked to the profile on the Unifrog platform for the lesson in question:
What topics does the Pack cover?
Along with the existing Careers Year Plan that is included as standard in a Unifrog subscription, the Pack covers in full the Department for Education and PSHE Association frameworks for students aged 11-18.
Here are the areas covered by the Pack (ie all of the PSHE Association’s topics, which include and expand beyond the Department for Education’s objectives):
|Health and Wellbeing||Self-concept|
|Mental health and emotional wellbeing|
|Healthy lifestyles (ages 11-14) / Health-related decisions (ages 14-18)|
|Drugs, alcohol and tobacco|
|Managing risk and personal safety|
|Puberty and sexual health (ages 11-14) / Sexual health and fertility (ages 14-18)|
|Forming and maintaining respectful relationships|
|Contraception and parenthood|
|Bullying, abuse and discrimination|
|Living in the wider world||Employment rights and responsibilities|
|Media literacy and digital resilience|
How can we be sure the Pack meets the Department for Education and PSHE Association objectives for PSHE?
- Designed from the ground up: We have written every lesson from scratch, taking care to research PSHE guidelines for each topic before constructing the lesson.
- Quality assured: Each lesson has been quality assured by the Unifrog teacher content team, and by experienced teachers at our partner schools.
- Exhaustive documentation: We have carefully created the PSHE Lesson Pack to meet the objectives, and the Pack shows:
- Which Department for Education objectives are met by which lessons in the Pack
- Which PSHE Association objectives are met by which lessons in the Pack
As an example, here is a screenshot showing a small section of the PSHE Association’s objectives, and which lessons in the Pack meet them:
How does the Pack fit in with the rest of Unifrog?
We’ve designed the Lesson Pack to maximise your school/college’s use of the rest of the Unifrog platform:
- Links to the platform: Each lesson in the Pack is linked to two relevant Know-how library guides to deepen students' understanding of the topics covered. These guides could be used as non-fiction reading texts during registration time to support a whole school focus on literacy.
- The Pack is accessed within the teacher side’s Resources library. If you subscribe to the Lesson Pack, it will appear on the Resources library on the teacher side, alongside the existing Unifrog Careers Year Plan that is included as standard in every Unifrog subscription:
What do you mean when you say the lessons in the Pack are plug-and-play?
While all the lesson slides are fully editable, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to simply open our PowerPoints and teach:
- Computer access not necessary: Learners can complete the activities in their exercise books or on paper.
- Optional support tasks can be printed for learners with SEND: This is the only photocopying teachers would ever need to do.
- Clearly explained activities on the slides: There’s no need to refer to accompanying notes to understand how to deliver an activity. Here’s an example activity slide:
How does the Pack approach sensitive topics in PSHE?
We have worked hard to support you with teaching the most sensitive topics in PSHE. To this end in every lesson we do four main things:
- Guidance: Each PowerPoint begins with an overview for teachers of the topic area, to help them quickly understand the key issues.
- FAQs slides: These help teachers answer potentially awkward or difficult questions posed by students.
- Teacher notes: Each lesson activity slide comes with teacher’s notes covering:
- Prompt questions
- Suggested answers for activities
- Supporting facts and information to help teachers answer students’ questions.
- Support organisations: Each PowerPoint ends with a list of helpful organisations students can contact for further support with any of the issues raised in the lesson.
What do you mean when you say the lessons are engaging?
We know students ‘switch off’ when lessons are too passive. We’ve made sure our lessons are engaging by:
- Putting students’ thoughts and opinions at the heart of the lesson experience. We use opinion lines, mind maps and scaffolded discussion tasks to help students to reflect on their attitudes and beliefs.
- Encouraging students to synthesise information and apply it to real world scenarios. This might involve replying to a text from a friend, completing a conversation script or identifying the correct course of action to take in a scenario.
- Providing challenge and pace. The lessons have clearly defined objectives, and tightly timed activities.
How does the Pack support students with SEND?
All the lessons aimed at students aged 11-16 include an optional, printable, support task to support learners with SEND.
Each support task is linked to the lesson activity that we think is likely to be most challenging for students, providing extra scaffolding to help learners access the lesson.
The support tasks vary depending on lesson content, but typical activity types include:
- Sentence starters
- Multiple choice questions
- Cloze exercises
- Simplified case studies with visual prompts
The documents are fully editable, allowing teachers to tailor the content further to suit their own learners’ needs.
How does the Pack deal with assessment?
We know that meaningful and robust assessment of the impact of their PSHE curriculum is a key priority for schools. We also know that assessment in PSHE should not look like assessment in other curriculum subjects.
We support you to assess the impact of our PSHE lessons in four main ways:
- Starter tasks: Assess students’ prior knowledge of topics.
- Plenary tasks: Allow students to synthesise, evaluate or reflect upon what they have learned.
- Editable mind map templates: Allow teachers to assess students’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs at the beginning of a topic. This mindmap can then be revisited at the end of the topic, with students adding new information, ideas or attitudes in a second colour to demonstrate progress.
- Reflection slides: Help teachers to check understanding of key concepts, and evidence how PSHE education has affected students’ attitudes and behaviours. These can be completed after each lesson, or series of lessons. You may wish to ask students to complete these reflections in a different coloured pen to highlight where assessment is taking place.
Who created the Pack and why?
Unifrog’s in-house teacher content team wrote the lessons. This team consists of a former Head of English, a former Head of Psychology and a level 7 qualified careers advisor with experience of delivering careers lessons in a school setting.
We at Unifrog wanted to run this project because it fits squarely with our mission of leveling the playing field when it comes to young people’s access to information and guidance.
How does the Pack support with inspection?
The PSHE Lesson pack supports you to evidence your PSHE provision for Ofsted's ‘Personal Development’ judgement. The final tab of the Lesson Pack spreadsheet maps our lessons to Ofsted criteria, and you could use our intent, implementation and impact statement as a starting point for your own preparations.
|Intent||The PSHE Lesson Pack helps students to learn about themselves and the world around them, supporting them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to thrive in their lives both now and in the future.|
Use the tabs on the PSHE Lesson Pack spreadsheet to demonstrate how lessons cover statutory and non-statutory DfE and PSHE Association objectives.
Use the spiral curriculum model to ensure students revisit topics with increasing complexity and nuance as they move through school, developing their knowledge and understanding, year on year.
Use the support tasks to differentiate your PSHE offer for students with SEND.
Use editable mind map templates as baseline and endpoint assessments.
Use reflection slides alongside pupil voice to explore how PSHE has affected attitudes and behaviours.
Use the interactions tool to document individual students’ learning journeys.
How much does it cost?
A site license for a school / college costs a flat annual fee of £195 exVAT.
As usual with Unifrog, you don't pay any extra for training and support.
Why are you selling it as an annual subscription?
An annual subscription makes sense because the PSHE Lesson Pack is a ‘live’ set of resources. We will continue to develop it, to improve it, and to add new lessons and features:
- Responding to the changing landscape of PSHE education: You can be sure the lessons you deliver are current, relevant and reflective of the latest changes to statutory guidance.
- Responding to feedback from teachers delivering the lessons: Our simple feedback process makes it quick and easy for teachers to tell us how we can improve our existing lessons, and to request sessions on new topics. Annual updates ensure you benefit from all of these changes and additions, year on year!
- Responding to how the Unifrog platform develops: As the platform develops, our lessons will too. You can be sure our PSHE lessons will help students to make the most of the newest platform features.
Taking out an annual subscription means you’ll receive the latest improvements to our lessons and you can be sure that your PSHE offer is always relevant and up-to-date.
If we subscribe, who can I share the Pack with?
You can share the resources with any colleagues at your school / college (including ones without a Unifrog account), but you cannot share all or part of it with people outside your school / college, or upload all or part of it to public shared drives or forums (eg Facebook groups).
If my school / college subscribes to the Pack, how do I access it?
If your school / college subscribes, we will make the PSHE Lesson Pack appear for all teachers on the teacher side of Unifrog in the Resources library, alongside our tried and tested existing Careers Year Plan.
You can access the PSHE Lesson Pack:
- As a spreadsheet (in Excel and Googlesheet versions)
- On the Resources library interface (searchable by year group / grade, and by topic)
- By searching the normal Resources library interface
How can I see it in action?
Watch the recording of our webinar here.
Which lesson titles are included in the pack?
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11||Year 12||Year 13|
|Diversity and anti-racism||What is diversity? |
|Challenging gender stereotypes |
|Recognising and preventing discrimination |
(15m and 45m)
|Challenging prejudice and discrimination|
|Know your rights: the Equality Act 2010|
|Staying safe: recognising harassment and abuse|
(15m and 45m)
|Sexual health, sexuality and gender|
Growing up: physical and mental changes
Sexuality and gender identity: an introduction
Consent: what is it and why is it essential?
Practising safe sex
Sex, relationships, and the media
Sexuality and gender identity: coming out
Understanding pregnancy: your choices
Sexual health: choosing and accessing contraception
Understanding consent and intimacy: offline and online
Sexual health: preventing and treating STIs
Making choices about pregnancy and parenthood
Making choices about your sexual health
(15m and 45m)
|Wellbeing and mental health|
What is mental health?
Mental health: talking about our emotions
Self-esteem and confidence
|Mental health: developing coping strategies|
|An introduction to body image|
|Mental health: revisited |
(15m and 45m)
|Mental health: accessing support|
(15m and 45m)
|Relationships, family, and friends|
What makes a healthy relationship?
Coping with change: bereavement, divorce and separation
Spotting unhealthy and abusive relationships
Social influences: tackling peer pressure
Relationships and conflict
Family life: parenthood and caring
Navigating social influence and pressure
The impact of relationships
Changing relationships: managing your feelings
Navigating conflict in relationships
Rights and responsibilities: marriage and civil partnerships
Respectful relationships: trust and intimacy
Respectful relationships: ending relationships
Respectful relationships: meeting new people
Respectful relationships: values and differences
Understanding forced marriage
|Life skills||Recognising and preventing bullying|
Managing risk: looking after your personal safety
Gambling: the facts
Financial choices: budgeting, saving, debt
Social influences: young people and gangs
|Managing risk: unsafe and emergency situations |
Gambling: risks, consequences, and safety
Financial choices: managing finances in the world of work
Staying safe: exiting aggressive social situations
Staying safe: protecting your finances
Staying safe: dangerous and emergency situations
Financial choices: working and earning
Staying safe: transport and travel
Addictive substances: tobacco
Healthy lifestyles: maintaining a balanced diet
Female genital mutilation (FGM): facts and risks
Addictive substances: alcohol
Healthy lifestyles: exercising for physical and mental wellbeing
Healthy lifestyles: taking responsibility for your physical health
Addictive substances: legal and illegal drugs
Healthy lifestyles: health services, self examination and vaccination
Healthy lifestyles: achieving balance
What is a healthy lifestyle?
Health-related choices: blood, organ and stem cell donation
Health-related choices: aesthetic procedures
Alcohol: risks, consequences, and safety
Illegal drugs: risks, consequences, and support
Managing our health: services and support
Substance addiction: how to seek help
|Staying safe: alcohol and binge-drinking |
(15m and 45m)
Staying safe: recreational drugs
|Online safety||Media literacy: staying safe online |
(15m and 45m)
|Media literacy: interpreting information on the internet |
|Sex and consent online |
|Staying safe online: protecting your personal data |
|Staying safe online: misinformation and extremism online|
(15m and 45m)
|Staying safe: setting boundaries online |
|Understanding online misinformation |
(15m and 45m)
How can I access the Pack / ask more questions about it?
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If you don’t work with us already, please:
- Request a demo here (we'll then set up a meeting with you), or
- Call us on +4420 3372 5991 / Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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