Most of PSHE education becomes statutory for all schools from September. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases
The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the Programme’s three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World’,
The programme of study includes three core themes:
1. Health and Wellbeing
3. Living in the Wider World
Our Programme of Study for PSHE education has been updated (January 2020) — to support schools to integrate the new statutory content, by key stage, into their broader PSHE programmes
*The Government has committed to making the health education and relationships education/RSE aspects of PSHE compulsory from September 2020.
Supporting PSHE education leads and teachers working with pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a key part of our work. We are therefore delighted to launch this fully updated version of the PSHE Association Planning Framework for Pupils with SEND. It will support those of you working with SEND pupils in both special and mainstream settings.
All schools are required to teach the majority of PSHE education from September 2020. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.
We published this latest version of our Framework in July 2020 and it accompanies the 2020 edition of the PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE education. It is also fully aligned with the Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from the Department for Education (DfE). We have mapped the content grids from this statutory guidance to the Planning Framework, and adapted learning outcomes appropriately in cases where statutory content may not be accessible for pupils with SEND.
This Framework also supports schools to provide a comprehensive PSHE programme that integrates, but is not limited to, this new statutory content. ‘The World I Live In’ section covers aspects of PSHE relating to careers education, economic wellbeing, personal safety (including assessing and managing risk) and preparing for adulthood. Though not yet a statutory part of PSHE education, this learning is critical to support different levels of independence that pupils with SEND may have.
The Framework covers all of this while supporting you to plan, assess, monitor and evidence progress and achievement in your pupils’ PSHE education.
The Planning Framework is free to download and printed copies will be available for members to purchase once we resume our delivery service. Register your interest here.
Also see our SEND Hub, to which we will will be adding case studies, a webinar, and all other SEND-related materials.
PSHE education — including some statutory Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education content — should play a key role while pupils are being taught remotely. However, it is crucial to choose materials wisely and consider topics carefully.
Not all resources are safe or suitable. Our checklist will help you only choose materials that support a safe learning environment, focus on topics suitable for remote teaching, avoid approaches that traumatise or stigmatise, and rely on trusted sources of information.
See our regularly-updated Coronavirus hub for additional guidance and teaching resources to help you meet the needs of your pupils during this challenging time.