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Lumen Learning Trust

Riverbridge Primary School

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    Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education

    Position of PSHE education in the national curriculum

    Whilst PSHE education remains a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:

    ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.’

    Along with the National Curriculum framework, the DfE also published a guidance document on PSHE education, which states that the subject is:

    ' An important and necessary part of all pupils’ education.'   

    It goes on to note that:

    'Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.’


    At Riverbridge we teach the Core Learning Skills Curriculum and thus much of the expectations of PSHE are covered through the 6 strands and through other subject areas.