Statutory Health Education
The government have announced that ALL schools will have to teach Relationships &Sex Education (secondary) Relationships Education (primary) and health education from September 2020.
Included in what will have to be delivered:
- features of healthy friendships, family relationships and other relationships
- how relationships can affect physical and mental health
- staying safe online
- how to use technology safely, responsibly and respectfully
- how to keep personal information private
- healthy eating
- keeping fit
- prevention of health problems
- recognition of mental health and ways to support good mental health
- development of qualities such as confidence, resilience, self-respect
- wider social and economic issues
This is PSHE (But the government's altered terminology calling it 'health education' may cause confusion for some schools).
However, it is a great opportunity for schools to really develop a culture of wellbeing, positive attitudes towards health and safeguarding.
Materials to support schools will be out by September 2019 and schools will have to deliver this by September 2020.