Statutory PSHE - what more can we do?

In February, the Commons Education Committee recommended that Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, the subject which teaches pupils to keep healthy and safe and prepares them for life and work, be made a statutory part of the curriculum in English schools. The campaign for statutory status has been going for many years with huge support, so there was much frustration when the Department for Education recently postponed its decision on what to do.

‘What more can we do?’ I asked myself, frustrated at the delay. Having thought about it, though, I realised that exasperation is unhelpful and there is a lot we can do – on evidence, on practice and on campaigning.

Read Joe Hayman's full blog via the BERA news website here.


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