Curriculum Vital

The new National Curriculum in England: PSHE key stages 1-2

Although PSHE remains a non-statutory subject, the National Curriculum framework document states:

All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.

As it has done with many other non-STEM subjects, the DfE has left it up to teachers to design a suitable PSHE programme of study. In its 'Guidance' document on the subject, the DfE states that PSHE must include education on the following topics: sex and relationships (SRE); drugs; finance; diet and physical exercise.

The PSHE Association points out that PSHE lessons can help schools meet an important Ofsted requirement: "a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes [pupils'] good behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development."

With all these (non-statutory) demands, you may wish to consider the following resources: