PSHE education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. Well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

At Manor Beach, we see PSHE as a central part of our curriculum and understand its importance in the day-to-day lives of our children.

Under section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010, schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum’ which promotes ‘the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life’.

PSHE education makes a major contribution to schools fulfilling this duty. All schools are currently expected to provided PSHE education on the curriculum and this expectation will be strengthened from 2021 when the Health Education and Relationships Education (primary) / Relationships and Sex Education (secondary) aspects become compulsory in all schools.