PSHE Association responds to Ofsted consultation

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:

Press release: business and education leaders ready for employability skills partnership

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.

Teachers join growing calls for statutory PSHE

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.