Statutory Health Education

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
  • consent
  • 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.