Holy Cross R.C. Primary

Holy Cross Catholic Primary

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Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. 

PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE. 

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, whilst the government believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, schools are expected 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.