NCB statement on Education Select Committee inquiry into PSHE / SRE

Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive of the National Children's Bureau said:

"All pupils are entitled to an education that prepares them for life and not just for exams. Despite this, the provision of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is still inadequate with Ofsted recently finding that teaching of the subject fell short in four in every ten schools.

"This report by the Education Select Committee recognises the need for PSHE to be taught to all pupils, in all schools, and for teachers to be given the specialist support and training to deliver the subject to a high standard. Children tell us time and time again that they want better teaching on a range of topics covered by PSHE, whether this is discussing sex and relationships, how to deal with bullying, staying physically and mentally healthy, or how to manage their finances; now we need to legislate so that these needs are met."