Personal, Social and Health Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential. 


Most of PSHE education became statutory for all schools in September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This includes relationships and sex education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and health education the secondary phase. 


The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019. This sets out what schools must cover from September 2020 (though not all should be covered as part of broader PSHE education). 


The WdF programme of study sets out learning opportunities for each key stage based on three core themes:

  1. Health and wellbeing

  2. Relationships

  3. Living in the wider world


Learning from one area may be related and relevant to others, for example, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) falls within both ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Relationships’, as sexual health should always be considered as an element of health education but also taught within the context of healthy relationships. 


Please view details of our curriculum and the RSE policy using the links below:


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