1st Edition

Enhancing Personal, Social and Health Education Challenging Practice, Changing Worlds

By Martin Buck, Sally Inman, Miles Tandy Copyright 2003
    278 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Enhancing Personal, Social and Health Education offers an accessible and thought-provoking approach to developing effective practice in PSHE. The book uses case study examples to offer insights and reflections that will support practitioners developing work in their own schools.

    The authors begin by examining the national PSHE framework and guidelines, outlining the essential ingredients of effective practice. Subsequent chapters provide case study examples of PSHE practice in primary and secondary schools and broader whole school initiatives. The book offers many useful ideas for planning and teaching PSHE, but also raises fundamental questions about policy at national and local levels, and the extent to which current guidance is helpful and supportive.

    It will be essential reading for all teachers committed to nurturing the personal and social development of their students.

    1. Personal, social and health education: Challenging practice Part 1: Case Studies of PSHE curriculum practice 2. 'The stuff around it': Sex and relationships education within PSHE 3. The Global Footprints project: Steps towards a global dimension in primary schools 4. Developing students' rights and responsibilities through the PSHE curriculum Part 2: Case-Studies of wider school practice 5. Conflict resolution in schools: Case-Studies from an Inner London Borough 6. School councils and pupils' personal and social development 7. Developing an approach to emotional literacy: First steps in a whole school perspective 8. Dreaming for good: drama and personal and social development Part 3: Case-Studies of whole school approaches 9. Happy, calm and caring: Ethos and PSHE at Park Lane Primary School 10. A normal school soon? 11. Establishing a community of practice for citizenship education Part 4: Bringing things together 12. Leadership and management of PSHE to support a whole school approach 13. Looking to the future


    Sally Inman is Head of Education and Director of the Centre for Cross Curricular Initiatives at South Bank University

    Martin Buck is the Headteacher of Lister Community School, Newham, London

    Miles Tandy is the Teacher Advisor at the Educational Development Service, Warwickshire County Council