Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:54 pm on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 2:54 pm, 25th March 2014

As the noble Baroness knows, we feel that strong PSHE teaching is at the core of all schools—we just do not think that we should legislate specifically for it, as we have discussed on many occasions in this House. We feel we should leave head teachers to adapt the particular pastoral care that they have in their schools. However, we have commissioned the PSHE Association to produce a series of case studies, and Ofsted also has produced a range of key characteristics. We are also establishing a PSHE expert group chaired by Joe Hayman, chief executive of the PSHE Association, to ensure that teachers have the support and resources to deliver high-quality PSHE teaching.