It’s RSE Day

Today is the inaugural RSE Day.

For many years we’ve been writing about the importance of Relationships and Sex Education, and how sadly devalued it has been.

Times are changing and thankfully it has received its deserved statutory status.

Here’s a few posts and quotes from our archive – on Relationships and Sex Education as well as PSHE and Wellbeing.

 

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https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/pshe-wellbeing-abuse-and-neglect/

“Our young people are entitled to quality PSHE. They are entitled to developing skills, attitudes and values that will support them through childhood and into adulthood. Our society would benefit enormously from more considered, empathetic young people and adults who actually do give a damn about themselves and others. That is why guidance on this subject is important and needs updating.” 

3Di Associates: March 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/outcome-of-the-pshe-education-review/

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“Ofsted’s PSHE Education report “Not Yet Good Enough” is depressing yet totally expected reading. Anyone who has specialised in this area of work, as we have, won’t be surprised by any of the findings but will remain alarmed and deeply concerned for the wellbeing of our children and young people.”

3Di Associates: May 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/pshe-education-not-yet-good-enough/

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“Our British society has an inconsistent, often unhealthy, unbalanced and frequently contradictory attitude towards sex and relationships. On one hand, we use overt sexuality to advertise products and promote television programmes and on the other we complain that there’s too much sexualisation of our children and our society.”

3Di Associates: May 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/not-yet-good-enough-a-brief-response-on-sre/

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“First and foremost, when we talk about PSHE, we are not talking about a curriculum area. We are talking about a commitment to wellbeing; a holistic wellbeing whereby every teacher and every adult in a school assumes a degree of responsibility for developing wellbeing and the six intelligences – intellect, instinct, intrapersonal, social, physical and spiritual intelligence.”

3Di Associates: August 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/pshe-wellbeing-abuse-and-neglect/

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“Our drive and our thirst for learning comes from our satisfaction and comfort with other aspects of our lives. Butler recognised that almost seventy years ago. If these underlying issues that affect our ability to learn aren’t dealt with, then any advancement in learning will never be sustainable.”

3Di Associates: October 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/wellbeing-and-education-past-present-future/

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“What we are suggesting is that young children have a right to know about sex and relationships, and have a right to know what constitutes positive relationships and what doesn’t.”

3Di Associates: August 2014

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/rotherham-sexual-abuse-can-we-now-have-statutory-sre/

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“The cross-party committee unsurprisingly yet pleasingly recommends that PSHE, with Sex and Relationships Education as a key component, should be a “statutory subject”. Please note their recommendation, which we’ve been suggesting for some time, that SRE should be renamed RSE – with the emphasis on relationships rather than sex.”

3Di Associates: February 2015

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/life-lessons-education-select-committee-report-on-pshe-and-sre/

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/life-lessons-personal-social-development-and-the-rights-of-the-child/

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/life-lessons-conclusions-and-recommendations-on-the-purpose-of-pshe-and-sre/

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“Good schools have always been mindful of the personal and social developmental needs of children. However, the corrosive effect of the high-stakes ‘standards agenda’ has meant that some schools have felt forced to concentrate on raising test scores instead of maintaining a focus on the individual personal development of children. Creativity isn’t a new discovery. Neither is PSHE Education or SMSC. However, when schools aren’t judgedon these matters, they become less significant in an environment where the only judgement is on academic progress and test scores.”

3Di Associates: May 2015

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/the-values-and-virtues-of-character-education/

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“Our wellbeing is often based on our relationships with others. We all have different roles in life – son, mother, brother, partner, friend, colleague – and all of these roles and responsibilities have to be managed and looked after in order that we live life well.

Yet, all too frequently, we overlook one of the most important relationships in life – the one we have with ourselves.”

3Di Associates: May 2016

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/mental-health-awareness-week-relationships-and-knowing-yourself/

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“PSHE and quality Relationships and Sex education (RSE) isn’t going to cure all the ills of the world, but it’s an excellent starting point and if offered universally rather than in the piecemeal manner it is currently, then there’s a greater probability of adherence to a collective set of virtues and values for ourselves and our societies.”

3Di Associates: May 2013

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/teaching-relationships-and-sex-education-part-one/

https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/teaching-relationships-and-sex-education-part-two/

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About 3D Eye

Gary Foskett and Clare Blackhall are educationalists, writers and consultants. We work with schools and other organisations who share our vision of how schools, businesses, etc should work in the 21st Century. We also run courses and contribute to conferences - speaking about our three dimensional model of intelligences and how schools, colleges and universities can develop the full potential of all their staff and students. We also offer consultancy for businesses and public sector organisations to support staff training and organisational change and development. For more detailed information read our blog at https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/ or see our website at www.3diassociates.com.
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