School of Education

Caroline Lucas MP visits

Caroline Lucas, Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion, visited the University of Brighton’s School of Education to share her recent experiences of producing a Private Members’ Bill which aims to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) a statutory requirement in schools.

Students studying on the Professional Studies in Learning and Development BA(Hons) and Education BA(Hons) courses attended and were keen to discover more about the political process at work and also more about the motivation and drive for statutory PSHE within the curriculum.

Caroline said: “The value of PSHE in schools is not yet being fully realised so it was great to meet student teachers who are learning about its potential.

“I was able to tell them about my efforts to ensure that every child gets access to good quality PSHE teaching and we had a very useful discussion about parliamentary processes, as well as the impact strong regulation would have in our schools.

“It was really encouraging that the next generation of teachers have such a strong commitment to excellence and good practice.”

Caroline’s bill was presented to Parliament on 7 July 2014 and is expected to have its second reading next February; find out more.

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Kerry Burnett • December 12, 2014

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