- Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.
- As outlined in the National Curriculum, all schools are expected to teach PSHEE, drawing on good practice.
- PSHEE is a non-statutory subject, but schools are expected to use their PSHEE 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 PSHEE 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.
- Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.
- Sex and relationship education (SRE) is an important part of PSHEE and is statutory in maintained secondary schools.
Note: PSHEE is an acronym for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Learning Foci for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)
1. To learn about staying safe (including pedestrian training, cycling proficiency, Anti Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day and Safety Carousel).
2. To learn about sex and relationships.
3. To learn about legal and illegal drugs.
4. To learn about how to manage money and deal with financial challenges in the future.