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PSHE and the National Curriculum Autumn 2013

This covers personal, social health and economic education (PSHEe), including relationships and sex education and drug education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse).

PSHEe provides pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives. The aim of much of our work is to challenge you to go much further in extending and strenthening PSHEe.

The  PSHE Association was formed to raise the status, quality and impact of PSHEe, and to provide help and support to teachers and other PSHEe professionals.


A full, timetabled, whole-school implementation of Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) can provide a substantial part, but not all, of a planned programme of PSHEe.  The PSHEe programme needs to include more of the knowledge aspects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco education, Relationships and Sex Education, healthy living, staying safe and citizenship.

SEAL helps children and young people to develop skills and attitudes of confidence, self-esteem, risk awareness and risk management, assertiveness and awareness of their feelings and how to deal with them appropriately and effectively. All of these skills can help them make informed and strong, safe choices including those around drugs, alcohol, sex and relationships and risky behaviours now and in the future.

Our 'mini-sites' for Drugs and RSE cover these aspects of PSHEe in more detail.

Ealing has done a good, comprehensive PSHE scheme of work, read more.