NSCOPSE Briefing 3rd July 2015

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We are here to support all PSHE education specialists working in schools and other educational settings by:

  • Organising a national conference
  • Providing opportunities to share and exchange good practice through our conference, website and blog
  • Lobbying for the status of PSHE education to be raised in conjunction with other national organisations
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Briefings.

The government has still not responded to the recommendations from the Education Select Committee regarding to statutory status of PSHE and SRE.
If you haven’t already done so, please contact your MP via the SEF website.

http://www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/policy-campaigns/email-your-mp.aspx

Below is a letter from Joe Hayman – CEO, PSHE Association.

Dear colleagues,

Just a quick note to let you know that it seems the Government’s response to the Commons Education Committee report on PSHE has now been delayed. I understand that this does not reflect a particular problem, simply that it is taking some time for the Government to come to its view on the issue.

If you follow this link, you’ll see a response from Edward Timpson to a written question from Conservative backbencher Stuart Andrew. You’ll note that there is no date specified for reply to the report but I expect we’ll hear something before the end of the summer term.

My priority will continue to be trying to drum up Conservative support for statutory status over the coming weeks and with that in mind I’ve set out below the MPs I’ve contacted (generally because of a stated interest in education or related issues). If there is anyone not on the list who you think it would be worth us contacting, please do let me know.
With many thanks

Joe

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Drug Education

Free resource, including lesson plans and workshop ideas

http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7412f6b1baf79c345253f8f9b&id=6f9223da96&e=4f57a93e27

 

Alcohol Education Trust Newsletter

http://www.alcoholeducationtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/teachnljune15.pdf

 

MentorAdepis

Seminar

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unplugged-life-skills-for-thriving-youth-tickets-17321045714?ref=ecount

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Change4Life

New resources.

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up

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NSCoPSE Briefing: 21st May 2015

The General Election is over. Apologies for the absence of posts during the Election. Politics took over!

Now we have a government that says schools SHOULD teach PSHE and SRE rather than schools MUST, i.e. statutory PSHE Education still evades us.

We will, therefore, continue to campaign for statutory PSHE and SRE for all children and young people, be they educated in state-maintained schools or state-funded schools (Academies and Free Schools).

Every child is entitled to quality PSHE Education, including SRE and we are determined this will be realised by all.

For now, here’s a roundup on news and events in the world of PSHE Education this week.

 

If you would like to add anything to the NCSoPSE briefings – briefing papers, news, examples of good practice, events – please email us at nscopse@gmail.com

 

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In the news……….

 

If you missed this important article on stress, then please read now.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/14/calls-to-childline-over-exam-stress-break-records

 

Sir Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College, says concentration on high-stake exams and league tables is wrong.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/21/sir-anthony-seldon-private-schools-overly-focused-on-exams-and-league-tables

 

A proposed new GCSE in Computing includes work on cyber safety.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11618822/Students-to-learn-about-cyber-security-and-programming-skills-in-new-GCSE.html

 

Bullied young people are more likely to have physical as well as mental health problems in adulthood.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/20/bullied-children-more-likely-to-suffer-from-adult-obesity-and-heart-attacks

 

Graham Stuart is to stand down as Chair of the Parliamentary Education Select Committee.

(This is particularly upsetting as he was in charge of the group when they recommended that PSHE Education should be statutory).

https://www.tes.co.uk/news/school-news/breaking-news/graham-stuart-stepping-down-education-select-committee

 

An alarming report into young peoples’ misconceptions about immigration.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/19/most-children-think-immigrants-are-stealing-jobs-schools-study-shows

 

News of the new Department of Education line-up.

https://www.tes.co.uk/news/school-news/breaking-news/no-big-changes-dfes-ministerial-line-nick-gibb-retained

 

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Exhibitions

 

If you work in London or are visiting the capital during the summer, we would recommend a visit to the Institute of Sexology at the Wellcome Collection, Euston Road.

It’s a fascinating FREE exhibition that explores human sexuality through the ages.

http://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/institute-sexology?gclid=Cj0KEQjwhPaqBRDG2uiHzpKLi6ABEiQAk_XXiVNvIjh-31610RoWSPwi3l185BOrciSe2ogdGj9cmfMaAlqX8P8HAQ

 

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Publications

 

The Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health have updated their 2008 guidance on “The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse”.

http://www.rcpch.ac.uk/improving-child-health/clinical-guidelines-and-standards/published-rcpch/physical-signs-child-sexu-0

 

The Sex Education Forum (SEF) continue to campaign for statutory SRE. Please review their briefings on the evidence about SRE.

http://sexeducationforum.org.uk/evidence.aspx

NSCOPSE Briefing 16.4.2015

We hope everyone enjoyed a break during the Easter holidays.

Here is our next briefing.

The election is heating up yet still education remains somewhat in the background. Whatever the outcome of the election, people in the PSHE education field will have to continue to campaign for statutory PSHE and funding/time for training.

Election Manifestos

Labour

http://www.labouremail.org.uk/files/uploads/c8f4ed8c-059f-8a04-597a-c472f3801cba.pdf

or the briefer version – http://www.labour.org.uk/manifesto/education

The Green Party

https://www.greenparty.org.uk/assets/files/manifesto/Green_Party_2015_General_Election_Manifesto.pdf (Page 36)

or the briefer version – http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/ed.html

The Conservative Party

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/manifesto2015/ConservativeManifesto2015.pdf (page 34)

or headlines – https://www.conservatives.com/Plan/BestSchoolsAndSkills.aspx

The Liberal Democrats

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/libdems/pages/8907/attachments/original/1429028133/Liberal_Democrat_General_Election_Manifesto_2015.pdf?1429028133 (page 50)

or the briefer version – http://www.libdems.org.uk/education and http://www.libdems.org.uk/education_children#

UKIP

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ukipdev/pages/1103/attachments/original/1429096952/theukipmanifesto2015.pdf?1429096952

or the briefer version – http://www.ukip.org/ukip_manifesto_summary (need to scroll down for education)

 

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Finally on the election, here’s a round-up from the BBC on the main education policies for all parties including those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election/2015/manifesto-guide

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Other news in the realm of PSHE Education…..

MENTOR- ADEPIS has received government funding for 2015-16 to continue their excellent work in prevention and education.

See more here.

 

Sexual abuse: The importance of talking to primary school children.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/16/sexual-abuse-education-helps-children-report-offenders

 

More on promoting good mental health and wellbeing demonstrates the importance of appropriately trained teachers of PSHE education.

See more here.

 

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NSCOPSE Briefing 31.3.15

 

The General Election has been announced, and so the campaigning for statutory PSHE Education continues.

This site will provide a round-up of PSHE related information for all people supporting teachers and schools to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate PSHE Education in schools and other educational settings.

If you have any information that you’d like to share, please send an email to nscopse@gmail.com.

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This week in the news……..

Tristram Hunt gives two speeches to Teacher Conferences.

1. ASCL Conference:

http://schoolsweek.co.uk/tristram-hunt-ascl-speech-full-text/

2. ATL Conference

http://www.atl.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns/conference/2015/tristram-hunt-speech-2015.asp

3. Teacher stress – new report imminent from the NASUWT.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31921457

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11480108/Stress-pushing-teachers-to-leave-profession-figures-show.html

4. Pupil mental health – new statistics from ATL report

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32075251

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If you missed this programme…..

This is worth a listen.

Neuroscience expert Sarah Jayne Blakemore explains how the adolescent brain works on BBC Radio 4’s “The Life Scientific”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mrn29

Alternatively, watch her Ted Talk. We think there are implications for the teaching of PSHE.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_jayne_blakemore_the_mysterious_workings_of_the_adolescent_brain?language=en

Also, this piece in the Guardian about brain development.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/mar/30/brain-development-in-children-could-be-affected-by-poverty-study-shows

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Publications

1. Guidance on the teaching of mental health and emotional wellbeing from the PSHE Association.

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/resources_search_details.aspx?ResourceId=558

2. Alcohol Education Trust’s latest edition of their parent newsletter.

http://www.alcoholeducationtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/parnlmar15.pdf

3. Guidance for the teaching of body image from the PSHE Association.

https://pshe-association.org.uk/uploads/media/17/8121.pdf

 

 

NSCoPSE Briefing: 24th March 2015

Welcome to our first briefing.

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This site is for those who are supporting schools to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate PSHE Education.

With the election approaching, there’s an increased interest in PSHE.

We continue to campaign for it becoming a statutory subject – changing the “schools should” to “schools must” teach PSHEE.

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Click on the links below to find out more about current thinking, documents and comments relating to PSHE.

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The Education Select Committee Report “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in Schools” – where statutory PSHE Education is recommended by the cross-party committee. (February 2015)

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmeduc/145/145.pdf

A summary of PSHE – effective practice and definitions of subjects within PSHE Education from the Department for Education. (March 2015)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/412291/Personal_Social_Health_and_Economic__PSHE__Education_12_3.pdf

From Public Health England – an important document about the impact of PSHE Education on the wellbeing of our young people. (March 2015)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/414908/Final_EHWB_draft_20_03_15.pdf

To complement the two documents above, see this – from Public Health England and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) on the link between PSHE, wellbeing and attainment. (November 2014)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/370686/HT_briefing_layoutvFINALvii.pdf

The Secretary of State, Nicky Morgan, supports PSHE Education. (March 2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/11/nicky-morgan-curriculum-to-deal-with-sexting-and-revenge-porn

Previous Secretary of State, Estelle Morris, supports PSHE Education becoming a statutory subject. (March 2015)

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/24/personal-social-health-education-compulsory-schools-estelle-morris

Patterns of behaviour and sources of information about sex from The British Medical Journal. (March 2015)

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/3/e007834.full

BBC Radio Four’s “Moral Maze” recording of a programme about Sex Education. (March 2015)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055gccb

PSHE Association government sponsored guidelines for the teaching of consent in KS3 and KS4. (March 2015)

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/content.aspx?CategoryID=1161

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Welcome to NSCoPSE Briefing Blog

NSCoPSE is the national organisation for PSHE Education Professionals, Advisers and Consultants.

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In this blog, we will provide regular information. commentaries and links for those involved in supporting schools with the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of PSHE Education.

If you have any information that you would like to share through this blog, then please contact us at nscopse@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.