On the 19th July, the DfE announced that both Relationships/RSE and Health Education will become statutory in all schools from September 2020. Whilst PSHE has not achieved statutory status across the board, Health and Wellbeing and Relationships/RSE are to become an educational entitlement in all schools. These two aspects constitute a significant part of PSHE provision.
For further details please see the link below.
I would encourage you to look at all the documents listed at the bottom of the link page, an in particular the draft curriculum. The consultation is now open and will close on 7th November 2018.
I will in due course outline a roadmap for preparing for the changes as further details emerge and for the autumn term the focus will be on reviewing and building on existing good practice PSHE. I look forward to working alongside Bucks schools on this. Do keep an eye out for emails regarding signposts to the PSHE webpage, forums and newsletters. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please send your name, school and contact details to: email@example.com
This document was published by the DfE in December 2017 following on from the Children’s Social Work Bill (March 2017) and outlines time scales and the current thinking with regards to Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and PSHE. This document predated the consultation on the above which closed on 12th February 2017.
The curriculum for Relationships and Sex education is currently under review and draft guidance is due to be issued by the DFE in December 2018. When relationships education and RSE become statutory in September 2019, all schools will be required to have a policy, under the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
These documents outline the rationale behind the changes to RSR and PSHE. Although the consultation is now closed the documents can be used as a resource for consulting with pupils in schools to support providing a tailored and relevant approach to Relationships Education and RSE.
The PSHE Association has published a Key stage 1-5 programme of study which is free to download and use.
They have also produced ‘The ten principles of effective PSHE education’ which underpins good practice in school. This is a useful document to share with teachers and the PSHE governor.