14th January 2020
Cornwall Council has been working with Together for Families and NHS England to procure a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate PSHE curriculum which is based on resilience and self-care throughout. The following provides you with a brief update on this and where we are at currently.
The PSHE curriculum will be available for Key Stage 1 through to Further Education and takes a trauma-informed view while covering all aspects of PSHE. It will include relationships education/relationships and sex education training for school leads.
The PSHE curriculum will be available in full from the Autumn 2020 but will be trialled in some schools from Spring 2020. It will be free of charge but will require schools to send a member of staff on a training course through Cornwall Healthy Schools to access it. More detail on training availability and the content of the curriculum will be available in due course. In the meantime, there is training and guidance available through Healthy Schools as needed which you can access here.
We are soon to conclude the procurement process and we can inform you that we have been successful in awarding the programme development to a bidding organisation. Therefore, at this stage we are working to the proposed time frames and are on course to deliver to schools as planned. We fully appreciate the needs of schools around the development of the PSHE curriculum and so we will work to make this available as soon as possible.
We hope that you will find these resources useful and when the curriculum is available your feedback will be most welcome. If you have any questions, you can contact Whitney Curry, the Public Health lead for this area of work on firstname.lastname@example.org.