Tag Archives: PSHE

Post Covid-19: A New Education Paradigm

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The National Education Union has announced its own “Five Tests” that need to be passed before educational establishments are re-opened – mirroring the health secretary’s tests for the end of this lockdown. https://neu.org.uk/neu-five-tests-government-schools-can-re-open They are: Reduced numbers of Covid-19 cases … Continue reading

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Home Educating: Thought for the Day

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Homeschooling or home educating? There’s a few messages doing the rounds on social media regarding “home educating”. Another one says, Contrast this with the comments of a headteacher on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. We’re not going to name … Continue reading

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A National Education Service

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Education took centre stage at the Labour Party Conference with not only a strong speech from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner but also significant comments relating to PSHE education from the Deputy Leader, Tom Watson – as well as Jeremy … Continue reading

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“Three Girls” and a System that Perpetuated their Abuse

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If you ever wanted an illustration of a well-intended policy that’s tragically flawed and horrifically neglectful you’ll find it in the Rochdale sexual abuse cases. You’ll find similar cases in other parts of the country – historical and sadly, some … Continue reading

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Ofsted leaving La La Land

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With the appointment of Amanda Spielman as Chief Inspector is Ofsted finally emerging from La La Land? Is there at last an understanding that teaching to the test has caused catastrophic damage to many young people – both those who … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation, PSHE and Lifelong Learning for Living Well

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Another day, another story about poor health issues for children and young people – both physically and mentally. Sleep deprivation and/or disturbed patterns of sleep are affecting an increasing number of children, according to BBC Panorama (to be broadcast imminently). … Continue reading

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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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