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The consultation on the draft Senior Cycle SPHE specification is now open

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SPHE Framework for Senior Cycle

Senior cycle SPHE aims to support learners in making informed choices for health and wellbeing now and in the future. The framework is built around five areas of learning:

· Mental health

· Gender studies

· Substance use

· Relationships and sexuality education

· Physical activity and nutrition

These areas of learning focus on what is important for learners in senior cycle to know, understand and be able to do in order to make and maintain healthy lifestyle decisions. Many of the learning outcomes are inter-related and so a non-linear approach to planning is advised to enable linkages to be made across the learning


You can access the SPHE senior cycle framework below as well as a toolkit to support you in planning all aspects of teaching and learning.