Summary: 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.