Parents and pupils call for statutory PSHE to ensure 'a curriculum for life' for all pupils

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New calls from pupils and parents for statutory PSHE education are included in a report launched today by the PSHE Association which outlines the case for the subject to be a mandatory part of the curriculum.

New study reinforces need to focus on pupil emotional health

The University of Hertfordshire’s 2015 Health Behaviours of School-aged Children (HBSC) report has been published today. The researchers undertook surveys with 5,335 young people aged 11, 13, and 15 on their physical and emotional wellbeing with the final report noting that ‘emotional well-being may be decreasing while physical health is improving’.

Press release: Personal and social skills crucial to social mobility

Today’s research brief from the Sutton Trust and upReach highlights the disparity in income between independent school graduates and their state school counterparts. The report shows that only half of this difference is explained by prior academic achievement, suggesting that personal and social skills such as communication and assertiveness also play a critical role in determining earnings.