Lesson 4: Respecting myself

Learning the importance of self-respect and how this affects happiness and decision-making.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand self-respect

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships> Pupils should know the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: With writing, could illustrate their shield rather than writing.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should include a greater number of attributes under each heading on their shield and be challenged to discuss and explain why they think respecting and knowing themselves can help them to make better decisions.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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