Improving support for Personal, Social, Health & Economic education in secondary schools. Respect & Protect Conference 18 th July 2008. John Rees Independent PSHE Consultant. Can you see dolphins?. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical.
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Improving support for Personal, Social, Health & Economic education in secondary schools
Respect & Protect Conference
18th July 2008
Independent PSHE Consultant
Can you see dolphins?
Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical.
A closely monitored, scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact that the dolphins are identical; a person under stress would find differences in the two dolphins.
The more differences a person finds between the dolphins, the more stress that person is experiencing.
PSHE education in schools
“There has never been a more important time to be involved with PSHE education”
“The reason for the decline in the standards of reading and writing are because young people spend too much time…….
…. listening to the gramophone.”
School improvement & health
"Teachers cannot teach fractious children, poorly children, children with toothache, ones whose hands and feet are cold because it is poorly clad and poorly nourished."
Lewis D.F "Oh for those halcyon days! A review of the development of school health education over 50 years" HEJ V. 52/3 61 - 171
Forces for change in society:
The school curriculum should provide:
Spiritual, moral, social & cultural development
Learning & achievement
These two aims reinforce each other.
Development in both areas is essential to raising standards of attainment for all pupils.QCA 1999
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read & write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, & relearn. ”
Alvin Toffler - 1972
What do we want for young people?
What knowledge, ideas & concepts do we want them to have in their heads?
What do we want them to carry in their hearts – values, beliefs, spirituality?
What other things might they need for the future?
What do we want them to be able to throw away?
Some characteristics of a good learner:
confident – take risks
thirst for knowledge
willing to have a go
‘can do’ attitude
act with integrity
critical – self editing
think for themselves
learn from mistakes
make a difference
listen and reflect
get on well with others
Boeing’s desired attributes of an engineer:
To develop a modern, world-class curriculum
that will inspire & challenge all learners and
prepare them for the future.
To enable all young people to become:
Skills and dimensions
skills and ways of thinking
Range and content
knowledge and understanding
contexts for learning
All subjects have a progamme of study – with the same structure:
Why the subject matters and how it contributes to the aims
Opportunities for creativity
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Learning & achievement
RE & PE
All working together!
Trips & Clubs
Degree of influence
Degree of interest
How are you going to make a difference?
What do you have within you
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves: who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.
To know and not to use
is not yet to know
That's all folks!