The PSHE Association has welcomed today’s report from the Women and Equalities Committee into sexual harassment and violence in schools, and its recommendation that the government makes PSHE education a statutory subject on the curriculum.
The PSHE Association has issued a warning to the Government over serious risks to child safety – as official figures show a significant fall in time allocated to PSHE education on the curriculum, including lessons on how pupils can help to keep themselves and others safe from abuse and online dangers.
New analysis of Department for Education data showing how secondary schools allocate their curriculum has revealed that the time spent teaching PSHE education has fallen by over 32% in just four years.*
The PSHE Association is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant who will play a key part in helping us to deliver an excellent service to our members. The post is offered on a full time (35 hours per week) basis at a starting salary of £17,000 to £18,000, on an initial six month contract with the possibility of extension.
Bookings now open for the PSHE Association Annual Conference 2016: PSHE education for the 21st Century
We are delighted to launch our Annual Conference events in London on June 16th and Leeds on June 23rd, with a theme this year which explores what 21st Century PSHE education should look like, how it can support pupils’ safety, wellbeing and success and how it contributes to Ofsted and Independent Schools Inspectorate frameworks.
Sir Michael Wilshaw presented to the House of Commons’ Education Select Committee on the purpose of education, citing the role of PSHE education. The Ofsted Chief stated that good schools teach PSHE education well and that “a good school is not only about promoting the core curriculum. It’s about making sure that youngsters do understand about personal relationships, do understand about sex education, do understand about careers.”
We are delighted to welcome you to the new PSHE Association website, which we hope will make it easier for you to find the support and resources you need to deliver high-quality PSHE education.
In response to feedback from our members, we have overhauled the appearance, navigation and content of the site and members should also notice improvements to how membership applications and event bookings are processed. Please take a moment to look through the site and check out some of the new features, including:
The PSHE Association is delighted to welcome four new trustees to our board to support our development over the coming years. Their mix of business and education expertise, set out in more detail below, will help us to achieve our aim that all school pupils should develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain.
The Government has postponed its response to the Commons Education Committee’s report on PSHE education which was due by today. The landmark report into PSHE and SRE in schools included a series of recommendation including that the subject be made statutory.
Teachers will be aware that Ofsted has just published its new Common Inspection Framework, which will come into effect from 1 September 2015. The framework, and a handbook for inspecting schools, are now available from the Ofsted website.