Unity and Empathy

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The shocking loss of a party of students and teachers, along with other passengers on a flight from Spain to Germany, hits hard in Britain as it does in the home countries of the families and friends of those who … Continue reading

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A Reasoned Debate: Why PSHE Education MUST be Statutory

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PSHE and “Relationships and Sex Education” are continuously in the news. Take a look at the Guardian website today (24th March 2015) and there are no less than 5 articles which are specifically concerned with the wellbeing and personal/social development … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt’s Speech to the ASCL Conference – More Looking Back to Move Forwards

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In a week in which we listened to a lecture from Tony Little, headmaster of Eton College, entitled “Looking Back to Move Forwards”, it was interesting that Tristram Hunt chose to include a quote from the first Labour Party Minister … Continue reading

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The Moral Maze – A 3Di Response to Panel Members and Invited Speakers

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The subject of the Moral Maze this week was “Sex Education”. It highlighted the essential problems of the subject. Sex education is indeed a moral maze – an ethical maelstrom that’s constantly debated by all manner of people, some of … Continue reading

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The Moral Maze of Sex and Relationships Education

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The title of BBC Radio Four’s Moral Maze this week was “Sex Education”. Its opening statement that “teaching children about sex is a moral, ethical and emotional minefield” is absolutely right. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055gccb This programme was aired partly as a response … Continue reading

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The NET Mike Baker Memorial Lecture: “Looking Back to Move Forwards”

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Having spent an entire career committed to public state education, with a guiding principle of free education for all, it was fascinating to attend a lecture by the headmaster of Eton College and to be broadly in agreement with everything … Continue reading

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Consent, PSHE and a Curriculum for Life

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The PSHE Association has published a timely document to support the teaching of “consent” in Key Stages 3 and 4. This is in response to the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement that all schools should teach consent – as … Continue reading

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