What is Pol-Ed?

Pol-Ed is a range of resources that have been designed to be aligned with the PSHE Association Programs of Study. The materials consist of:

  • Lessons created by subject matter experts who specialise in Citizenship teaching and PSHE.
  • Assemblies created by subject matter experts.
  • CPD videos for professionals to support the teaching of difficult topic areas (coming soon)
  • Assessment tools in the guise of the Pol-Ed Passport stamps.
Who is it for?

Pol-Ed is currently aimed at all students in KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 the aim is to expand our library of lessons to cover EYFS and SEN provision.

How are the lessons structured?

Lessons in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 can be delivered in either 20-, 40- or 60-minute sessions, the Scheme of Work highlights which slides to miss out in order to change the lesson length. Lessons can be delivered by teachers to full classes, small groups, individuals or as a full year group assembly. Key Stage 1 and 2 lessons are structured to be delivered in one session, but this can be at the discretion of the teacher.

What is the Pol-Ed Passport?

The Pol-Ed passport provides teachers and students with a number of ‘stamps’ in which key competencies can be demonstrated.

Will Pol-Ed replace our schools existing PSHE scheme?

No, Pol-Ed is designed so that the lessons can be embedded within your current scheme of work to  complement and enhance your existing PSHE provision. Although we advise embedded Pol-Ed lesson with your current PSHE long term plan, our lessons can be delivered at anytime and in response to emerging issues within a school setting.

Who has commissioned it?

Pol-Ed has been commissioned and developed by West Yorkshire Police to support its partnership working strategy and help keep our young people safe. The original Pol-Ed programme was funded by successful bids for money from the Proceeds of Crime fund.

‘Proceeds of crime’ refers to the assets, funds and property gained whilst undertaking criminal activity. Authorities such as The Crown Prosecution Service have the power to confiscate these assets thanks to the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Pol-Ed has funded the first 3 years of the programme from money which has been recovered from drug dealers, money launderers, fraudsters and other criminal enterprises. We are using these ill-gotten gains to fund the development of the Pol-Ed programme with the aim of helping young people understand the law and to assist them in making informed choices.

How much will it cost?

Pol-Ed is completely free to all schools in your Force area if your Force has purchased access to the Pol-Ed website. The aim is for Pol-Ed to become a national program and be given free of charge to all schools if their Police Force purchases Pol-Ed.

My Force has not purchased Pol-Ed, how can I access the resources?

If your Force hasn’t purchased access and you think your school and young people would benefit from Pol-Ed, please contact us via email (Pol.Ed@westyorkshire.police.uk) and we will contact your local Force to discuss.

Some of the subjects are quite tough to teach, is there any help available?

The Pol-Ed team will be producing some CPD videos for teachers to support them with teaching difficult topic areas.

Can I download the lessons?

The Pol-Ed lessons are designed to be delivered ‘on-line’ from the website; this ensures that you are getting the most up to date version of the lesson available. As legislation / education guidance changes, the Pol-Ed team will update any lessons which are affected to keep the content legally correct and relevant.

Can I suggest a lesson?

The Pol-Ed team are keen to have user input and suggestions for lessons. Please visit our suggestions section where you can make lesson topic suggestions to the Pol-Ed team.

I have forgotten my Log in / Password.

Please make contact with your school’s administrator / office who will be able to provide you with your log on details or set you up on Pol-Ed. If your Pol-Ed manager has moved roles and you no longer have access to the Pol-Ed website please email us at Pol.Ed@westyorkshire.police.uk.

How do I get a Pol-Ed Log in?

If your schools is already registered with Pol-Ed please make contact with your schools administrator / office who will be able to set you up on the Pol-Ed site and provide you with a Log in and Password. If your school is not registered with Pol-Ed please see the ‘Register your interest’ section at the top of this webpage.

I work for a third sector agency who assists with elements of PSHE in several schools can I get Pol-Ed?

At present Pol-Ed is only available to schools, we will opening this up to third sector agencies who operate in school environments. Please feel free to send an Email to the Pol-Ed mailbox for your area to register your interest as a provider and we will keep you informed of the progress around this. Our e-mail address is: Pol.Ed@westyorkshire.police.uk