Saturday 1 October 2022


 The curriculum that British schools deliver is broad and varied, however, there are a number of lessons that core subjects fail to teach as there is no room for them. PSHE covers this shortfall and equips children with this “life knowledge”. It stands for personal, social, health and economic education and a few of the areas that it aims to educate children on are:

 Sex and relationships

 Health and wellbeing

 Drugs and alcohol

 Managing finances 

 Diet and fitness

Having these discussions in a space with the likes of their form group is beneficial as it prepares them for later on in life. It can make sure that they don’t rush into things because of peer pressure and understand the consequences of the life choices that they may have to make. 

For example, with regards to sex and relationships, they can learn about what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like and how to stay safe. Also, it can help them to lead a better quality of life as they can make better financial decisions and take care of their bodies correctly using what they know about eating right and staying fit.

They are also conversations that all parents should have with their children, and it may be hard to do in some households. If you would like a more detailed understanding as to what your child will be taught in relation to these topics, it can be accessed on the GOV.UK website. 

It became a compulsory part of school in 2020 and is taught to all secondary school children. Primary aged children may also take part in similar activities; however, it is not statutory.

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