After hearing evidence and receiving a large amount of submissions the link to the Personal and Soical Education report is below.
Let's Talk about Personal and Social Education Report 22 May 2017 (1.37MB pdf)
A link to the quick read document is available below. This is a summarized document which contains the main points of the report and the recommendations.
Quick read version Let's Talk about Personal and Social Education
Responses to report
Please find the responses to the 'Let's Talk About Personal and Social Education' report below.
The Committee hosted a round-table discussion on Personal and Social Education (PSE) on Wednesday 22 February 2017. The Committee explored the main issues are in relation to the content and delivery of PSE.
The Committee heard from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 8 March 2016. That session covered a number of topics including the content and delivery of PSE.
The Committee was keen to hear the views of young people, teachers, parents and carers on PSE.
The Committee sought views on twitter, facebook and by email on this question: "What should personal and social education sessions be about?"
The deadline for submissions to the Committee was Monday 13 February 2017.
The Committee collected evidence from a number of sources.
The Committee asked for short emails from young people, teachers, parents and other interested stakeholders.
The Committee also received a number of submissions to the Committee on this work from organisations and individuals.
- Youthlink Scotland (333KB pdf)
- Barnardos (83KB pdf)
- Children in Scotland (254KB pdf)
- Scottish Youth Parliament (264KB pdf)
- Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Association (PSHE) (450KB pdf)
- EIS (47KB pdf)
- Monica Porciani Associate Lecturer in Health Education, Strathclyde University (246KB pdf)
- Responses from Schools visiting the Scottish Parliament (86KB pdf)
- Dr Joan Mowat, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Strathclyde University (144KB pdf)
- Stonewall Scotland (188KB pdf)
- HIV Scotland (423KB pdf)
- Dr David Lewin, Lecturer in Education Studies, Strathclyde University (173KB pdf)
- Sexpression UK (66KB pdf)
- Mary F Lappin, Lecturer, School of Education, University of Glasgow (135KB pdf)
- Zero Tolerance (515KB pdf)
- Population Health Research (Scottish Government) (218KB pdf)
- Perth Academy, Wordle Image Document- (92KB png)
- LGBT Youth Scotland (380KB pdf)
- NSPCC (489KB pdf)
- High School of Dundee (82KB pdf)
- Enable Scotland (241KB pdf)
- Bryan Campbell, Head of PSHE, Merchiston Castle School (68KB pdf)
- PCS Scotland (82KB pdf)
- Josh Traynor S3 Pupil (147KB pdf)
- Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland (327KB pdf)
- Field Studies Council (296KB pdf)
- Wholelistic Life-Coaching for Kids (297KB pdf)
- Barnado's and NSPCC Joint Briefing (119KB pdf)
- Scottish Youth Parliament (16KB pdf)
During January and February the Committee held a number of focus groups. At three of these groups, a discussion on PSE took place. The following note contains anonymised comments from the groups.
The Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 1 March 2017 in advance of the Cabinet Secretary's evidence session on 8 March 2017 regarding the themes raised in the Roundtable session on the 22 February 2017
Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - 1 March 2017 (52KB pdf)
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills wrote to the Convener regarding the launch of the Respect for All: The National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People.
Following responses to a survey on pathways for young people in Spring 2018, the Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary regarding the review of PSE.
The Committee will hold a joint debate with the Equalities and Human Rights Committee on Wednesday 15 November 2017. The motion to be debated will be:
That the Parliament notes the findings and recommendations in the Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s 5th Report, 2017, (Session 5), It is not Cool to be Cruel: Prejudice-based bullying and harassment of children and young people in schools (SP Paper 185) and the Education and Skills Committee’s 7th Report, 2017 (Sessions 5), Let's Talk about Personal and Social Education (SP Paper 148).
Read a short briefing on the Committee's work on PSE (90KB pdf)