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Statutory guidance on Mental Health in schools July 2019 released

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15th Jul 2019

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

The government has recently released  statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.

This document should hopefully help schools to develop their mental health curriculum . The document states that 

’’All schools must have in place a written policy for Relationships Education and RSE. Schools must consult parents in developing and reviewing their policy. Schools should ensure that the policy meets the needs of pupils and parents and reflects the community they serve’’

In the document under Mental Health one of the objectives states that;

The aim of teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing is to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. It should enable them to recognise what is normal and what is an issue in themselves and others and, when issues arise, know how to seek support as early as possible from appropriate sources.

By the end of primary school is expected that ;

Pupils should know

• that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.

• that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations.

To download the full document, click on the folder.

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