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Improving support for Personal, Social, Health & Economic education in secondary schools

Respect & Protect Conference

18th July 2008

John Rees

Independent PSHE Consultant


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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.


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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.”

The Times

1912


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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


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Did you know?

  • >18 conception rates in 2005 = 39,800

  • Alcohol related death rate in UK has doubled(4,144 in 1991) to 8,758 in 2006(National Statistics on line)

  • Alcohol related crime costs UK £7.3bn pa(Alcohol Concern)

  • Every 30 min a UK child is bereaved of their parent(s) = 55 a day, 20,000 a year(Winston's Wish)

  • Borrowing by <25s is rising ~ up 25% in two years from £11,833 (2003) to £14,984 (2005)(Consumer Credit Counselling Services)


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Why the curriculum needs to change

Forces for change in society:

  • Changes in society & the nature of work.

  • Impact of technology.

  • New understandings about nature of learning.

  • Increased global dimension to life, learning & work

  • Public policy agenda - personalisation, ECM, sustainability, social cohesion, enterprise.


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PSHE in the curriculum

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


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Wellbeing legislation & guidance

  • UN Convention ~ Rights of Child

  • Education Act (1996)

  • TPU & NSH Strategy (’99 / ’00/06)

  • National Healthy School Programme

  • Every Child Matters

  • Children’s plan


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Children’s plan strategic objectives

  • Secure the health & wellbeing of c & yp

  • Safeguard the young & vulnerable

  • Achieve world-class standards

  • Close the gap in educational achievement for children from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Ensure young people are participating and achieving their potential to 18 and beyond

  • Keep c & yp on the path to success

  • Increase young people’s knowledge of effective contraception & improve their access to advice through encouraging the provision of onsite health services in schools, colleges & youth centres.


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Improving PSHE education

  • OfSTED (2002) PSHE report

    • recommends trained teachers and specialist teams to provide PSHE

  • Lord Adonis underlines importance of PSHE

    • Encourages PSHE CPD & prioritises recruitment

  • Tellus2 local annual survey (Y 8 & 10)

    • includes question on satisfaction with information and advice on sex and relationships.

  • Education & Inspections Bill:

    • new duty on school governors to promote pupil well being (Sept.2007)

  • New secondary Curriculum (Y7 in Sept 2008)

    • Aims, Flexibility, Skills, Personal Development


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“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read & write,

but those who cannot learn, unlearn, & relearn. ”

Alvin Toffler - 1972


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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?


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Some characteristics of a good learner:

questioning

make connections

confident – take risks

skilled

creative

thirst for knowledge

curious

flexible

communicates well

literate

willing to have a go

persevere

be shapers

generate ideas

‘can do’ attitude

act with integrity

critical – self editing

think for themselves

independent

learn from mistakes

show initiative

make a difference

listen and reflect

self-esteem

get on well with others


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What do employers want?

Boeing’s desired attributes of an engineer:

  • Awareness of customer & societal needs.

  • Good communication skills.

  • High ethical standards.

  • An ability to think creatively and critically.

  • Flexibility – self confidence to adapt.

  • Curiosity & a desire to learn.

  • A profound understanding of the importance of teamwork.


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Purpose of the new curriculum:

To develop a modern, world-class curriculum

that will inspire & challenge all learners and

prepare them for the future.


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The new curriculum aims

To enable all young people to become:

  • Successful learners ~ who enjoy learning, make progress & achieve.

  • Confident individuals ~ who are able to live safe, healthy & fulfilling lives.

  • Responsible citizens ~ who make a positive contribution to society.


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Subjects

Personal Development

Skills and dimensions

Coherence… for learners


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skills and ways of thinking

Key processes

Range and content

opportunities

Curriculum

Key concepts

knowledge and understanding

essential ideas

contexts for learning

All subjects have a progamme of study – with the same structure:

Importance

Why the subject matters and how it contributes to the aims


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Opportunities for creativity

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

Michelangelo


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Re-defining school improvement

Personal Well-being

Learning & achievement

  • Emotional Health

  • Relationships

    • Interpersonal

    • Friendships

    • Sexual health

  • Drug & Alcohol

  • Social cohesion

    • Gangs / knife crime

    • Racism, sexism & homophobic bullying

  • Economic awareness

  • Enterprise

  • Work experience

  • Group work skills

  • Study skills

  • Revision / note taking

PSHE education


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Sexual Health

Police

Supporting

well –

being

in

schools

PSHE Ed

Connexions

Assemblies

Community Health

Parents

RE & PE

Citizenship

CAMHS

All working together!

Trips & Clubs

Employers


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Reflection ~ 2 mins

  • What more do I need to find out?

  • How does this impact on my work?

  • How can I implement these changes in my settingl?

    • Existing (potential) allies & links?

    • Some barriers might be…..

    • How might these be overcome?


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Who is on your side?

High

Degree of influence

Degree of interest

Low

High


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Reflection ~ 2 mins

  • What more do I need to find out?

  • How does this impact on my work?

  • How can I implement these changes in my settingl?

    • Existing (potential) allies & links?

    • Some barriers might be…..

    • How might these be overcome?


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How are you going to make a difference?

High

Status Quo

Extraordinary

REALITY

Pure Innovation

Crisis

Low

Low

POSSIBILITY

High


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What do you have within you

that

needs

to

get

out?


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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.

Marianne Williamson


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To know and not to use

is not yet to know

Buddhist saying


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That's all folks!

[email protected]

www.PSHESolutions.co.uk

www.pshe-association.org.uk


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