Statutory First Aid in PSHE explained (Incl teaching resources)

'Pupils can support their own and others’ health and wellbeing, including basic first aid.​'

- Department for Education, February 2019

New first aid teaching requirements for health education in schools

From September 2020, all state-funded schools in England will be required to teach first aid as part of health education for all Key Stages.

New first aid teaching requirements for health education in schools
What do primary schools have to cover during PSHE?

What do primary schools have to cover during PSHE?

Pupils should know:

• know how to make a clear and efficient call to emergency services if necessary.
• concepts of basic first-aid, for example dealing with common injuries, including head injuries.

What do secondary schools have to cover during PSHE?

What do secondary schools have to cover during PSHE?

Secondary school pupils will be required to learn further first aid skills such as CPR and the purpose of defibrillators.