PSHE Association launches new PSHE education Programme of Study
The PSHE Association, in consultation with a variety of agencies and practitioners, has launched a new programme of study for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education based on the needs of today's pupils and schools.
The Department for Education has stated that 'All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice' but has also stated that it will not be not publishing any new programmes of study for the subject.
To fill this gap, the PSHE Association has developed a programme which supports pupils to thrive in today's world. Using this Programme of Study as a basis for developing their own approach, schools will be able to fulfil their statutory responsibilities to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum, to support pupils' spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The Association is committed to raising the standards of the subject nationally so offers this guidance free to all schools. Those who are not Association members can receive the Programme of Study by joining our mailing list through our home page.
PSHE Association Chief Executive Joe Hayman said:
“From the moment the Department for Education announced that it did not intend to produce new Programmes of Study for PSHE education, we knew that this would be a gap we needed to fill. The document reflects our best guidance to schools on how they can develop their PSHE education programme, and has been hugely strengthened by the input of many colleagues in our sector and our advisory council of serving teachers and local authority leads, for which we are extremely grateful. The message from us is clear: we must not wait for Government, but will work hard with partners over the coming years to fill any such gaps in DfE policy and guidance relating to PSHE education."