How To Stop Another Savile Situation - Halton's High Schools Lead The Way

Caroline Lucas,  Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion,  will present a cross-party Bill in Parliament outlining her desire to make PSHE compulsory in schools.

PSHE covers topics that give young people the understanding of what is moral,  she says and while teaching subjects such as sex education,  staying safe online,  alcohol,  smoking,  drugs,  bullying,  health and family might not prevent sexual abuse in children,  it would,  at the very least,  give them the understanding of what is normal.

Christine Blower,  General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers is also calling on the government to make the subject mandatory.

More than 100 organisations have joined the campaign for statutory PSHE including Mumsnet,  Stonewall,  Girlguiding and the NUT.

Some high schools,  such as those in Halton,  have already introduced online wellbeing magazines for staff and pupils,  covering all the topics that Ms Lucas would like to see as mandatory. These monthly magazines can be read by teachers and pupils on smartphones, iPads or PCs and can be used in PSHE classes using a projector and whiteboard.  Halton's magazines are free to schools. 

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