Developing Professional Learning Communities
PSHE remains a non-statutory subject in both the primary and secondary school. The 2013 National Curriculum framework documents for both primary and secondary levels states:
‘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.’
The DfE has also published supplementary guidance on PSHE education which reiterates previous Government policy on the subject. It states that while PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, it is ‘an important and necessary part of pupils’ education. It goes on:
‘Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.’
The PSHE Association provides information, guidance and support for schools to help you plan, implement and assess PSHE in your school. Their curriculum guidance will help you structure PSHE learning for each key stage.
Their August 2015 document “The status of Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education: a briefing for school leaders and PSHE education co-ordinators” sets out the position of PSHE education in the national curriculum and outlines how the subject helps schools to fulfil their statutory duties and perform well in Ofsted inspections.
Further useful documents from the PSHE Association
What is PSHE and why is important? (link https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=1043)
Ten top tips for teaching PSHE (link https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=1156)
North Lincolnshire Documents
PSHE co-ordinators across schools in North Lincolnshire have worked together to create the following documents. This part of the website is updated is updated on a regular basis so please keep watching for new developments.
PSHE Policy – Available soon