Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is non-statutory but is an important and necessary part of all pupils education. The curriculum for this subject area is under review and there will be revisions to the existing programme of study for the academic year 2020 - 2021.
The National Curriculum for England, 2014 stipulates: 'All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.'
Leys Primary, like all schools, is therefore permitted to tailor the PSHE curriculum to reflect the needs of our pupils and for them to be equipped with a sound understanding of risk and the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
For the academic year 2019 - 2020, we are following the recommendations of the Healthy Education Partnership as this is a comprehensive framework which provides relevant, age appropriate contexts and themes for children to learn.
As with other areas of the curriculum, the learning in PSHE embraces SMSC and is contextualised with other areas of study within the school day. Children are actively encouraged to apply their knowledge beyond the classroom and school, to their home and wider social environments.