Position of PSHE education in the national curriculum
Whilst PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:
‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’
Along with the National Curriculum framework, the DfE also published a guidance document on PSHE education, which states that the subject is:
' An important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.'
It goes on to note that:
'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.’
At Riverbridge we teach the Core Learning Skills Curriculum and thus much of the expectations of PSHE are covered through the 6 strands and through other subject areas.