This study aimed to understand how schools across a range of contexts approached the development and delivery of their current Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum, as well as any specific considerations that may have been given to teaching the topics outlined in the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) statutory requirement. To explore this topic in detail, 30 telephone interviews were carried out with PSHE leads working in schools across England (12 primary schools and 18 secondary schools). This research was carried out between October and December 2019 and reflects some examples of school practice at a point in time before the introduction of compulsory RSHE (from September 2020). Overall, it is hoped that schools may find this report useful when developing their own practice; this report is intended to be read alongside the DfE’s statutory guidance on RSHE.
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