Lesson 8: People who help to keep us safe

Learning about the jobs of people in the local community who help to keep us safe.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that there are people in the local community who help to keep us safe.

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the Activity: Job description – Support version, which includes a word bank to help write the job description.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to include more detail within the job description perhaps drawing on their own research in books or online.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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