Why we need to treat PSE with more respect

At a time when we are concerned about child mental health, why don't we give PSE more priority, asks Sam Tassiker

Sex education: Why PSE deserves more respect

A few years ago, frustrated with the way PSE lessons were delivered in the schools I had worked in, I decided that I’d try to create a business delivering bespoke PSE programmes. I roped in a friend (similarly passionate about the idea as a result of her experiences), and we slaved over the details. I attended sessions at the Business Gateway in Edinburgh and we had a pitch ready to go. We approached the government with the idea; why not head to the top? I felt sure that I could fill a gap in the market, relieving teacher stress around the subject and providing something that would excite and ...

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