In a report published on Tuesday 17 February. The Education Committee says Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools should be a statutory part of the national curriculum. The measure aims to ensure appropriate curriculum time is devoted to the subject and that teachers get the training they need.
Recommendations highlighted in the select committee report include reinstating funding for the continuous professional development for PSHE teachers and school nurses, as well as calls for Ofsted to resume its regular subject surveys of PSHE provision.
AET Founder and Director Helena Conibear believes ‘this is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that the entitlement to high quality PSHE, which includes alcohol education for all children and young people in our schools, however they are funded, is met and for them to receive a properly planned curriculum taught by well trained, confident and competent teachers.’