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 97 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?
97 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 60 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):
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:
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:
Multiple choice questions
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.
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