The government has announced the creation of the first national subject association for personal, social and health education (PSHE), bringing it into line with other curriculum subjects.
Teachers will be able to use the association as a source of support and advice on PSHE. It will also collate and share examples of good practice and promote existing guidance.
The government also wants to develop the PSHE continuing professional development certificate programme and to strengthen its links with higher education.
Schools minister Andrew Adonis said: “I am delighted to announce the creation of the first ever national subject association for PSHE. Good quality PSHE teaching is essential for our pupils, helping to keep then safe and healthy, which is why it is so important that our teachers gain as much support and continuing professional development as possible. The new subject association and CPD certificate in PSHE are essential elements of this support.”