From the academic year 2020/21 RSE became statutory for all children, whilst PSHE remains non-statutory, although it is recommended that RSE is taught within the wider PSHE curriculum. Here at OLSB RSE is part of our PSHE curriculum.
The Department for Education says,
“Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum. PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription. However, while we believe that it is for schools to tailor their local PSHE programme to reflect the needs of their pupils, we expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions.”
For further Information on our Relationships and Health Education (RHE) Curriculum please click the link below.