The BBC is reporting that four key Commons committees are asking the education secretary to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in schools.
The education, health, home affairs and business committee chairmen want PSHE, which covers sex education, made statutory in primaries and secondaries.
In a letter to Nicky Morgan, they express concern at her failure to respond to various committees’ calls…
While PSHE education is not part of the statutory national curriculum, which means there is no national programme of study for the subject, the Department for Education say schools should teach it to pupils.
Schools are also required to have a policy on sex and relationship education which is made available to parents, and for inspection, which must set out how this is provided, monitored and evaluated…
The chairmen’s letter said: “We write to express our disappointment with your response so far to the issue of the statutory status for PSHE and sex and relationships education in schools.
“PSHE is a crucial part of preparing young people for life. It can provide them with the knowledge and confidence to make decisions which affect their health, well-being and relationships, now and in the future.
“It can develop the skills and attributes needed to secure employment and can help protect young people from abuse in many forms.”…
Read or download the letter signed by Neil Carmichael, Dr Sarah Wollaston, Keith Vaz and Iain Wright:
These calls keep on getting louder – do you expect Nicky Morgan to agree?
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