PSHE education in School - Ofsted

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PSHE education in School - Ofsted

  1. 1. <ul><li>Margaret Jones HMI </li></ul><ul><li>National Adviser for PSHE </li></ul><ul><li>www.ofsted.gov.uk </li></ul> Personal, social, health and economic education in schools Report
  2. 2. <ul><li>Overall provision good or outstanding in three quarters of the schools visited </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development good in most of the schools visited. Pupils had positive attitudes towards PSHE education </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of extra-curricular activities where pupils could apply and develop their PSHE learning </li></ul><ul><li>Good knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and the importance of exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Positive impact of National Healthy School programme, the PSHE certificate and SEAL </li></ul> Key findings
  3. 3. <ul><li>PSHE teaching was good or outstanding in over three quarters of the schools visited. The more effective schools used a range of external agencies </li></ul><ul><li>In a quarter of lessons, teachers lacked subject knowledge and expertise resulting in lessons that were dull and superficial </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of discrete curriculum time in a quarter of the schools visited, areas that suffered; SRE; drugs education and mental health issues </li></ul>Key findings
  4. 4. <ul><li>Parents rarely involved with or consulted about PSHE education </li></ul><ul><li>The assessment and tracking of pupils’ progress in PSHE education weakest aspect - inadequate in 15 of the 73 secondary schools visited </li></ul><ul><li>Patchy provision for economic well-being and financial capability </li></ul>Key findings
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Department for Education should: </li></ul><ul><li>ensure teachers training for PSHE education and promote the take-up of continuing professional development in PSHE education </li></ul><ul><li>support schools in implementing the revised guidance on sex and relationships education and drugs education </li></ul><ul><li>support the development of good practice in assessing PSHE education, and publicise this widely to schools. </li></ul>Recommendations
  6. 6. <ul><li>Local authorities should: </li></ul><ul><li>consider how they can support schools most effectively in developing PSHE education programmes by providing access to high-quality continuing professional development </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate networks of teachers to develop PSHE knowledge and skills and, in particular, encourage the involvement of schools where the provision is weak. </li></ul>Recommendations
  7. 7. <ul><li>Schools should: </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that the timetable is organised so PSHE education is coherent, comprehensive and of high quality </li></ul><ul><li>meet the needs of pupils for teaching about high-risk areas such as sex and relationships, drugs and mental health issues </li></ul><ul><li>make lessons active, compelling and relevant, and ensure that teachers have the specialist knowledge, training and skills they need to teach PSHE education successfully </li></ul><ul><li>implement systems for assessing and tracking pupils’ progress in PSHE education </li></ul><ul><li>involve and consult parents more in developing and implementing the PSHE curriculum, so they are aware of the topics being covered. </li></ul>Recommendations

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