PSHE teaching: which approach works best?

When PSHE lessons become compulsory from September, schools will be presented with two choices: teach discrete lessons, or embed the content across the curriculum. But which approach does the subject justice? Alice Hoyle explores the options

PSHE teaching: what works best?

The move to make relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (HE) compulsory from September 2020 has left headteachers, curriculum leaders and the poor soul in charge of the timetable scratching their heads about how to fit it all in. Schools have two options: try to embed it across their school curriculum, or make RSE and HE a discrete, timetabled aspect of the curriculum (perhaps taught in conjunction with statutory citizenship and British values, and as a space to cover all the expectations of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development).

The first option – embedding ...

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