New PSHE Programme of Study 2013-14

Published

The PSHE Association has published a new programme of study for 2013-14 in response to the government's review of PSHE education, which concluded earlier this year.

While the subject remains non-statutory, the Department for Education has stated that "all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice".

The PSHE Association consulted with a wide variety of agencies and PSHE practitioners to produce their latest programme of study for Key Stages 1-4, which is available for association members to download.

The programme of study identifies the key concepts and skills that underpin PSHE education and help schools to fulfill their statutory responsibility to support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. 

It is based on three core themes:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world