Despite the latest efforts of the Education Selection Committee and Green MP Caroline Lucas, the study of PSHE will not be made compulsory in English state schools, and a decision will be pushed back to later this year, the Education Secretary has revealed.
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is campaigning for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) to be a statutory subject in all English state schools as it plays a ‘crucial part’ in education.
Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw’s comments that one in four secondary heads are "not good enough" have been branded as "unhelpful as they are inaccurate’" by NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby.
The government has vowed to introduce a £50 million drive to implement more cadet units in state schools, as Chancellor George Osborne’s delivered the first fully-Conservative Budget in the House of Commons since 1996.
The government has offered clarification for what criteria it will use to judge a school as ’coasting’, with secondary schools that fail ensure 60 per cent of pupils earn five A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English facing intervention and possible academy conversion.