2017/2018 PSHE Curriculum Overview

PSHE remains a non-statutory subject in both the primary and secondary school with the following paragraph on PSHE education included in the 2013 National Curriculum framework documents for both primary and secondary levels:

'All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.'

The DfE has also published supplementary guidance on PSHE education which reiterates previous Government policy on the subject. It states that while PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, it is ‘an important and necessary part of pupils’ education.