Lesson 1: Respect

Understanding respect and courtesy and how respect can be won and lost

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand what we mean by respect and why it is important 

Statutory guidance

  • That in school and in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn they should show due respect to others, including those in positions of authority.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could focus on either how to gain respect from their peers or from adults rather than both.

Pupils working at greater depth: Could look in more detail at the potential conflict between being respected by peers and adults.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experienceThe practical knowledge we gain after partaking in an event or occurrence…. in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers…
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