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Brighton & Hove City Council produces a range of guidance, advice and resources documents for schools to support them in the effective planning and delivery of PSHE education. These can be found on the pages of Pier2Peer. If you would like consultancy, training support for your school or to be directed to materials on Pier2Peer please email

Please find below links to key national guidance and advice documents and other useful websites to inform the planning and delivery of PSHE education. You will find links to other websites under the subject specific pages in the primary, secondary and special school PSHE pages. Please contact us if you have any queries about other national resources or organisations offering support for PSHE education.

Curriculum Information:

PSHE education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society (PSHE Association)

For up to date information on the status of PSHE within the National Curriculum visit the PSHE Association website.

Schools may also find it useful to refer to Ofsted's latest subject report on PSHE, Not yet good enough: Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in Schools (2013)

National Guidance Documents:

Departmental Advice on the teaching of PSHE Education, DfE 2013
DfE and ACPODrugs: Advice for Schools 2012
Statutory Guidance; Sex and Relationship Education,
DfE 2000 (but see also supplementary guidance Sex and Relationships Education for the 21st Century, 2014 by the Sex Education Forum, PSHE Association and Brook).
Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools, DfE 2014
Promoting children and young people's health and wellbeing, PHE, 2015
Relationships and Sex Education Hub

Personal Finance Education Group

Association for Citizenship Teaching

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