In this section you will find information relating to the curriculum.
These documents provide a curriculum framework for school and curriculum leaders for the delivery PSHE & Wellbeing education, an education that is relevant and necessary for today’s learners in the 21st century.
PSHE including RSHE, is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE contributes to them being safe and to personal development by helping children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem, make career choices and understand what influences their decisions including financial ones. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others will help young people to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.
The framework supports schools in fulfilling the statutory obligations of supporting pupil wellbeing and is fully aligned to the Ofsted framework as well as to national curriculum themes – personal development, health & safety, emotional wellbing and mental health, anti-bullying, behaviour & welfare, Citizenship, British values and Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural education (SMSC including inclusion & equalities). The curriculum frameworks are based on the PSHE Association’s Programmes of Study and their implementation contribute to your school achieving the Healthy Schools London award.
The curriculum frameworks aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education).
PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged (PSHE Association).
New: Curriculum Framework and Resources
|Primary||Secondary (agreed by Secondary Subject Network)|
Three theme per term model-
One theme per term model -
PSHE Resource Bank (pdf, 2.9mb)
HEP Secondary PSHE Framework (pdf, 1.1mb)
HEP KS3, 4 & 5 Resources (pdf, 358kb)
Case Studies and Resources for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Primary Schools
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) and Wellbeing
|Leadership and Management||
DfE RSE and Health Education Guidance 2019 (pdf, 577kb)
Roadmap to Stautory RSE (pdf, 778kb)
Whole School Audit (pdf, 216kb)
Monitoring, Evaluating and Assessing RSE (pdf, 202kb)
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) as part of PSHE & Wellbeing Education for your information:
DfE Guides for Parents (in several languages)
Ofsted and RSE
PSHE Association guide to supporting parental engagement for both primary and secondary
LGBT-inclusive curriculum guide launched for UK primary schools
DfE Commissioned Training for Schools
Southwark Council’s Public Health Commissioned Support for Sexual Health
|Teaching about Consent||
All guidance in this section produced by PSHE Association.
Consent_FAQs (pdf, 343kb)
Consent_SoW (pdf, 1.3mb)
Consent_supplementaryguidance (pdf, 462kb)
Law_Consent (pdf, 307kb)
|Joint Briefing on||PSHE Association and Association for Science Education (March 2016) Joint briefing on Human Development and Reproduction in the Primary Curriculum (, 481kb)|
Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Education
|Healthy Schools London||
Primary Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education Policy (pdf, 493kb)
Secondary Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education Policy (pdf, 493kb)
Policy for Managing Drug Related Incidents (pdf, 611kb)
PSHE Subject Association
|Teaching about Body Image||PSHE Association - Body Image Standards (pdf, 1.4mb)|