Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE)
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum.
PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription.
However, while we believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, we expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.
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.
Statutory 'Relationship & Sex Education' in England: A Simple Guide
The law around PSHCEE has changed strengthening the PSHCEE offer in schools. This will mean students are able to access a curriculum that will support them in understanding their world and prepare them for the difficult choices they will face as adults.
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A PSHCEE and Wellbeing Framework for Secondary Schools
In planning our curriculum JSTC has taken into account current Government guidance and the new statutory requirement from September 2020. The following document contains useful information and publications that parents might find useful in addressing what can be difficult subjects with those children.
PSHCEE Curriculum Overview
Below are documents covering the statutory topics and how lessons fit together with the areas identified by government that require a greater focus for KS3 & KS4 students. This includes (but is not limited to) mental health, relationship and sex education and online safety.
Sex and Relationship Education Guidance
At JSTC we are not only committed to the statutory requirement to provide Sex and Relationship Education Guidance for all students as part of their preparation for adult life, we also feel that it is an important aspect of the development and well being of our students.
To this end, the Governors have delegated responsibility for the management and organisation of Sex and Relationship Education Guidance to the Headteacher.