With the announcement today that relationships and sex education will be compulsory in all secondary schools from September 2019, the possibility of making PSHE statutory comes a step closer. An amendment to the Children & Social Work Bill will also give the Secretary of State power to make personal, social, health, and economic (PSHE) education statutory, dependent on the outcome of a consultation. Relationships education is being made statutory in primary schools and the government will update its statutory guidance on 'RSE' (No longer 'SRE'!) Many schools already deliver key parts of their careers programmes through PSHE so it is important that during the consultation schools make it clear that they expect careers education to be included in a new PSHE curriculum framework.
Read the press release here
Read the policy paper here