PSHE Association subject specialist Nick Boddington blogs about why PSHE education is essential to preparing pupils for the future - and the genius of the Education Reform Act.
A new survey of young people aged 12 to 15 has found that over 9 in 10 pupils who are taught PSHE education believe that all pupils should receive these lessons. The subject covers topics like mental health, employability skills and healthy relationships but is currently non-statutory, meaning provision is sub-standard in 40% of schools according to Ofsted.
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.
PSHE is referenced in today’s Ofsted report as an important means of raising awareness of CSE and keeping pupils safe. Yet PSHE provision is still not good enough.
Beki Langford blogs about the results of her research as part of the Cochrane Review into the effectiveness of schools in promoting good public health outcomes.
PSHE Association welcomes CBI call for education that prepares pupils for work and life beyond school
The PSHE Association welcomes today’s report by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) calling for reforms to the education system so that it better prepares pupils for the world of work and life beyond school.