PSHE Association need our help!

16th October 2015

10 Downing Street.

Our friends over at PSHE Association have been tirelessly campaigning to make politicians realise the importance of giving PSHE education statutory status – this is a view shared by many including ourselves! Now they need our help!

Before the end of the year the government will be making a decision on whether to grant this status and therefore we want to ensure that they truly understand the support for and potential impact of statutory PSHE education on children’s health and safety. Without this status, securing protected time for cancer education remains an even bigger challenge.

So what do we want you to do…follow these simple steps to make your voice heard and strengthen the call to give PSHE education the status it deserves –

This should only take 2 minutes if you follow these quick, easy steps, but could make a huge difference:

  1. Visit the Prime Minister contact form
  2. Fill in your name, address, email and the text below (or your own)
  3. Hit send

Verify your response by clicking on the link in the automated confirmation email you receive it.

PSHE Association suggested copy:

Suggested subject line: Keeping pupils safe through statutory PSHE education 

Text to be copied and pasted (or provide your own):

The Jay report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham stated that the survivors were ‘scathing’ about the lessons they received in school on staying safe. While the Prime Minister has met survivors and called CSE ‘a national threat’, his Government is failing to improve safety education in schools.

According to Ofsted, provision of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, the subject in which pupils learn about staying safe both online and offline, is “not good enough”, so pupils often miss out on learning they need. In February, the Commons Education Committee recommended statutory status for PSHE to guarantee that all pupils get this learning, a recommendation backed by leading child safety bodies, 90% of parents, 92% of pupils and 88% of teachers. Yet more than six months on, the Government has still not acted. 

I call on the Prime Minister to make PSHE statutory to ensure that all school pupils learn how to keep themselves and others safe.  

Thank you for your support!