PSHE curriculum policy consultation

Until now, the curriculum content for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) has been non-statutory in primary schools. In other words, individual schools chose what to teach children in PSHE. The Department for Education has made the Relationships and Health Education (RHE) parts of the PSHE primary curriculum statutory. Schools must now deliver the directed curriculum as well as being able to continue to choose what else to teach in PSHE.

We have reviewed our curriculum planning and drafted a policy for PSHE to ensure we comply with the changes. As part of this process, we are seeking your views as parents. We would like to know: Do you think this curriculum meets your child’s needs? What do we do well? What could we do better? Is there anything we are not covering that you think we need to address? What do you think about the way we currently deliver PSHE to pupils? As a parent, do you feel like you need more information or guidance on specific topics?

How you can help:

Please read these documents and share your views with us, by email or by joining our focus group meeting on Zoom on Monday 1st March at 7pm. Please email 

Department for Education information leaflet for parents

Corvedale School Draft Policy for PSHE

Whole school long term planning grid

Curriculum development background information - this is a long document but sets out the detail of what is statutory and non-statutory in our PSHE curriculum. It draws on government guidance and guidance from the PSHE Association.

Thank you for your time and support.