Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, enables children to develop important life skills, such as how to react in difficult situations, and to learn about rights and responsibilities for themselves and others. In doing this, it is anticipated that self-confidence and esteem will be promoted.
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.
Currently PSHE is non-statutory but 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.'
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.