NEW Curriculum CPD session will support PSHE Leaders to evidence PSHE education and be OFSTED ready.

Author: Pam Carpenter
Category: news

Following our first successful online Curriculum CPD PSHE session exploring Effective PSHE in a new landscape: Responding to children’s post-pandemic needs and implementing the statutory requirements’,  Gateway Alliance are pleased to announce the focus of the next PSHE session on Wednesday 30th November (13:00 – 15:30 ONLINE).

Feedback from our PSHE subject leaders clearly demonstrated a need to delve deeper into how to assess PSHE education including the use of pupil voice in readiness for an OFSTED inspection, whilst ensuring that they truly meet the needs of all children. 

We are very pleased to be welcoming back Lisa Handy from Coram Life Education as a highly experienced RSE Educator, Trainer and Consultant. Lisa has over 20 years’ experience within the primary and secondary RSE field, having previously worked for Brook, the NHS, National Children’s Bureau and is a past Sex Education Forum Co-ordinator. Lisa now leads teaching training courses that enable schools to implement high-quality provision for PSHE (including statutory RSHE) and also meet Ofsted expectations within the Personal Development judgement.  

The first session on Effective PSHE in a new landscape: Responding to children’s post-pandemic needs and implementing the statutory requirements’ received tremendous feedback from existing and new PSHE subject leaders in the Curriculum CPD network:

  • Engaging and good level of participation
  • Well structured;  lots of information
  • I enjoyed the variety of ways that thoughts were gathered (breakout rooms, chat, menti, jamboard). Very open for people to bring in their own questions.
  • Depth of knowledge demonstrated by presenters
  • Providing action points that are relevant and achievable without becoming overwhelming to workload.
  • It was great to hear that what we are experiencing, others are too. Also that we are doing a good job! It is good to receive new resources and documents to enhance my understanding. You make it feel a safe environment to share how we feel and what we do which reinforces if I am doing it right or what can I do to better myself for the good of the subject.

This recorded online session is available for all PSHE leaders booked on for 2022-23 and to those who still wish to book but missed the live session. All accompanying Powerpoints, resources and links (including access to an online self-evaluation template) form part of the package as with all Curriculum CPD programmes and networks at Gateway Alliance.

The second session Evidencing effective PSHE Education: Developing ownership and building confidence in your PSHE curriculum’ will take place on Wednesday 30th November (13:00 – 15:30) and will:

  • Examine how PSHE features in the Ofsted inspection handbook 2019
  • Share practical, age-appropriate tools and strategies for capturing pupil voice to inform provision
  • Help you to understand how assessment contributes to effective PSHE

The session led by Lisa Handy and Jan Forshaw of Coram Life Education will cover:

  • What evidence Ofsted is looking for as part of their inspection, that relates to PSHE across all four judgments
  • How capturing pupil voice to inform provision will enable you to deliver a programme that leads to improved health outcomes for children
  • How Ofsted look for evidence of assessment when making their Personal Development judgment
  • A range of tools to assess PSHE in a way that isn’t time-consuming or onerous 

If you have not previously booked on and are interested in exploring this or any of our other CPD programmes and subscriptions, contact us on or download our Training & Development brochure 2022-23.