Bookings now open for the PSHE Association Annual Conference 2016: PSHE education for the 21st Century

We are delighted to launch our Annual Conference events in London on June 16th and Leeds on June 23rd, with a theme this year which explores what 21st Century PSHE education should look like, how it can support pupils’ safety, wellbeing and success and how it contributes to Ofsted and Independent Schools Inspectorate frameworks.

Extremism and radicalisation – some thoughts from our Subject Specialist, Nick Boddington

Over the past few months we have been increasingly asked for support with teaching about extremism and radicalisation by a range of schools serving a range of different communities. Teachers in all parts of the country, serving both single-sex and mixed-sex schools and pupils of different ages, are seeking help on these issues, and I hope this blog will provide a few thoughts from a PSHE education perspective which might help.

PSHE Association welcomes character fund announcement

The PSHE Association is pleased at the announcement of funding by the DfE to support development of character education in schools as part its character fund grants scheme.

The funding will allow the Association to develop and pilot a PSHE character curriculum, from key stages 1 to 4 in 10 schools. The project will be independently evaluated to measure its impact on the development of positive character attributes through the curriculum.

Launching our new guidance on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing in PSHE

The PSHE Association has today launched new guidance for schools on preparing to teach about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The guidance has been produced under a grant from the Department for Education and will be accompanied by set of lesson plans spanning key stages 1-4 which will be published during the summer term. The guidance covers key issues including:

Eating Disorders Awareness Week – our advice for teachers

Many people who experience eating disorders develop them during adolescence or even earlier. This means you may have a pupil in your class who currently has an eating disorder, or who may develop one in future. By talking about eating disorders in a PSHE lesson, you can both help pupils to recognise the signs of disordered eating, and encourage them to seek help.

For Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we’ve brought together a range of teacher resources, to support you to teach about eating disorders confidently and safely. As set out below, these focus on

Ofsted ‘Better inspection for all’ report published

Ofsted yesterday published details of responses to its 'Better inspection for all' inspection. As part of this announcement, Ofsted confirmed that it would be including a judgement on personal development, behaviour and welfare in its new common inspection framework, to be implemented from September 2015. There will also be a welcome focus on outcomes for pupils, and on safeguarding, key priorities for the PSHE community.

PSHE Association Chief Executive Joe Hayman said: