Lesson 5: Learning who to trust

Identifying who to trust and why, and what to do if you don't trust someone or they break your trust.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

To understand why trust is an important part of positive relationships

Statutory guidance

Caring friendships

Pupils should know:

  • What trust is, who to trust and why and what to do if they don’t trust someone or someone breaks their trust.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use the Activity: Comic book ideas resource for support.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should explore more complex trust issues within their stories.

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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