Mon, 24 June 2024

Newsletter sign-up

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Britain’s Environmental Horticulture and Gardening businesses are faced with uncertainties on crucial imports Partner content
Home affairs
Press releases

British Medical Journal links pupil health and wellbeing with attainment and employability

PSHE Association | PSHE Association

1 min read Partner content

The PSHE Association welcomes today's British Medical Journal editorial on the importance of pupil health, wellbeing and personal development, and their positive impact on academic attainment and employability. The authors suggest policy solutions such as making PSHE education a statutory subject and school inspectors looking more closely at pupil health and personal development.

PSHE Association Chief Executive Joe Hayman said:

"This important reminder of the importance of pupil health, wellbeing and personal development is both welcome and timely, coming as it does as political parties consider their election manifestos and the Commons Education Committee takes evidence for its inquiry into PSHE education.

The authors reinforce the role of wellbeing and development in raising academic attainment and highlight how social and emotional skills – such as resilience and team-working – contribute to pupils' preparation for the world of work.

This important intervention in such a respected journal adds weight to calls for statutory PSHE education from a wide and growing coalition of leading organisations and individuals. We look forward to working with these partners to make the case to political leaders in the weeks and months ahead."

For more information, visit

Read the most recent article written by PSHE Association - Select committee chairs make unprecedented joint call for statutory PSHE

Engineering a Better World

The Engineering a Better World podcast series from The House magazine and the IET is back for series two! New host Jonn Elledge discusses with parliamentarians and industry experts how technology and engineering can provide policy solutions to our changing world.

NEW SERIES - Listen now

Partner content
Connecting Communities

Connecting Communities is an initiative aimed at empowering and strengthening community ties across the UK. Launched in partnership with The National Lottery, it aims to promote dialogue and support Parliamentarians working to nurture a more connected society.

Find out more