As we enter 2015, we set our our 5 priorities for the year ahead.
The DfE is keeping the status of PSHE education under review, according to oral evidence by Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Reform, at today’s Education Committee inquiry session into PSHE and SRE.
The PSHE Association has today responded to Ofsted’s 'Better inspection for all’ consultation, welcoming on behalf of our members the greater focus on personal development and safeguarding in the new inspection framework, which we believe will be a big step forward and bring much needed balance to Ofsted inspections. In our submission, we have called for:
According to a YouGov survey commissioned by the PSHE Association, fewer than one in three (32%) business leaders think that schools are doing enough to equip pupils with skills for the world of work such as self-management, communication and teamwork, even though 98% believe these are important skills which school leavers need as they enter the workplace.
Caroline Lucas’ PSHE (Statutory Requirement) Bill, which was due to be debated today, has been postponed until February. While this is disappointing for all those who were looking forward to seeing PSHE education debated in Parliament today, positive comments from Education Secretary Nicky Morgan mean that this remains a time of great possibility for the subject
Momentum continues to build for statutory PSHE education with three major teaching unions - NUT, ATL and NAHT – adding their support for compulsory status. This support for statutory PSHE from teachers and school leaders may alleviate concerns amongst politicians that schools would feel overburdened if the subject was made compulsory.
In a week of major developments, the Education Secretary has expressed her support for PSHE education, and a number of senior Liberal Democrat and Labour Party figures have added their backing to Caroline Lucas’ statutory PSHE Bill.