From September 2020, relationships, sex and health education will be mandatory for schools. Most secondary schools are already covering some elements of the new guidance in their existing PSHE programmes because it’s been mandatory to cover RSE since 1999. However, until now, there hasn’t be a standardised framework, and the Health Education part has not been compulsory. From September 2020 this will all change. The new statutory curriculum aims to prepare young people to deal with life both on and offline.
iAchieve is supporting schools to implement the new statutory curriculum by providing a whole school online solution, suitable for learners in years 7-11. We know that implementing anything new can be daunting, especially when it’s mandatory, so iAchieve’s comprehensive online programme has been developed to help you to meet the new requirements in full. Although it’s not compulsory to teach RSHE as a qualification, the RSHE by iAchieve package is matched directly to the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (603/4765/X). We believe that mapping our package to a qualification from an industry-renowned awarding organisation like CACHE, ensures it is of the highest quality, and fit for purpose. It’s endorsed by CACHE, and we think that’s a great quality mark.
The framework offered by iAchieve will support a whole school approach to relationship, sex, and health education, allowing for consistency from year to year and teacher to teacher. Implementing new guidance can be overwhelming, especially when you have to fit it into an already crammed school curriculum. But iAchieve has been helping schools to implement new subjects into their curriculums for nearly 4 years now, and we’re delighted that we will be able to help schools to smoothly introduce this important new area, and support them to prepare their learners for life.