Tag Archives: personal and social development

Statutory Relationships (and Sex) Education. Repeat – statutory!

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  We’ve been here before with promise after promise, so please excuse those of us in the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) community who haven’t quite popped the champagne corks following yesterday’s announcement … Continue reading

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Educational Choices – Who Decides?

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‘Choice’ is a word that’s sadly missing from children’s education. So-called ‘creative’ subjects and arts subjects don’t feature in the ‘essential’ GCSEs prescribed by our politicians (though we know that many teachers of the subjects that are included in the … Continue reading

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The Real Obstacles to Statutory Status for PSHE Education

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The Guardian has been running a series of education Q & As for each of the political parties. This week it was the turn of Nicky Morgan to respond to some key questions from readers. Here is the Q & … 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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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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“Life Lessons”, Conclusions and Recommendations on the Purpose of PSHE and SRE

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This is the third of our posts on the “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools” report from the House of Commons Education Select Committee. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmeduc/145/145.pdf Before we comment on the conclusions and recommendations (pages 54 -56), we need to … Continue reading

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“Life Lessons”, Personal & Social Development and the Rights of the Child

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Last week we reported on the Education Select Committee’s report “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools”. This week, we’re commenting in greater detail on the recommendations and conclusions of this report. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/life-lessons-education-select-committee-report-on-pshe-and-sre/ “Life Lessons” provides many powerful reasons for … Continue reading

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A Week is a Long Time in Education

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“A week is a long time in politics” – quote attributed to Harold Wilson. “It’s the economy, stupid” – quote attributed to Bill Clinton. ………………………………….. “A week is a long time in education” “It’s the standards, stupid” – 3D Eye … Continue reading

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Ofsted Consultation: Last Day

We appreciate that it’s a Friday, it’s December and time is extremely limited but if you haven’t already done so, try to post a brief response to Ofsted on their “Better Inspection for all” consultation. You can find the consultation … Continue reading

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Ofsted: “Better inspection for all” consultation – Our comments

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Ofsted has announced a consultation period for its latest document – “Better inspections for all” – outlining ways to make its inspections “more proportionate”. The closing date for the consultation is December 5th 2014, and we strongly encourage anyone who … Continue reading

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