Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education is a school subject that supports pupils to be healthy, safe and prepared for modern life. The PSHE Curriculum therefore covers a range of relevant (and often related) issues that face our children today, including those relating to mental and physical health, relationships, staying safe and aware online, economic wellbeing and careers.
Recent Government guidance, which was welcomed by the PSHE association (the national body for PSHE education), has stated that from September 2020 (under the Children and Social Work Act 2017), all schools must deliver core PSHE content, including compulsory coverage of health education and relationships education in Primary Schools. PSHE education also covers economic wellbeing and careers. This new guidance was updated to reflect consultation processes and covers a range of issues relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
At Nanpean School, we are now following the revised PSHE Scheme (2020) which has been devised by Cornwall Healthy Schools. Within this, the PSHE Curriculum is divided into three core themes which run throughout the key stages: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World. This was implemented from September 2020, with half termly focuses on the different elements required to be covered in PSHE.
We have also implemented a focus on careers and aspirations through our Curriculum offer to children, known as ‘Reach for the Stars’, and we will provide further information to children and parents in relation to this as the 2020-21 academic year progresses.