PSHE Association programme of study for PSHE education (Key Stages 1–4)
A national programme of study from the PSHE Association
The Government’s PSHE education review concluded in March 2013, stating that the subject would remain non-statutory and that no new programmes of study would be published. The DfE has however stated as part of its national curriculum framework that ‘All schools should make provision for PSHE education, drawing on good practice’.
In the absence of a national programme of study from the DfE, the PSHE Association, in consultation with a wide variety of agencies and practitioners, has produced its own programme of study based on the needs of today’s pupils and schools. Our programme of study identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE education and help schools to fulfil their statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
We are committed to raising the standards of the subject nationally so offer this guidance free of charge to non-members of the Association, though in order to bring this programme of study to life and tailor it to the specific needs of your school, pupils and community we recommend the additional support and CPD available through Association membership.
Date uploaded: 25 Aug 2016
At a glance:
Resource type(s)Guidance documents
Lesson plans and top tips
Planning and audit tools
Assessment and Evaluation
Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability
Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Parents and Governors
Programme of Study
PSHE Guidance & Information
Safety (including Physical and Online Safety)
Sex and Relationships Education
LevelsKey Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4