Author: Edited by Dr Judy Hemingway

For PSHE coordinators in schools and those with responsibility for pastoral care in FE colleges, the year ahead looks to be a challenging one. Simply keeping up to date with emerging policy areas can be an overwhelming task.

Preparing for the impact of initiatives such as the Every Child Matters agenda, the 14-19 Implementation Plan, the Education and Inspections Bill 2006 and the Further Education White Paper will be demanding if not impossible for the busy PSHE and pastoral care coordinator in every school and college. That’s where our specialist newsletter can help.

Learning for Life is a brand new newsletter which reports on all new policy initiatives and offers a definitive update on current matters. It provides expert interpretation and analysis of key professional and policy documents and strategies. The newsletter also offers useful guidance on complex issues to help schools and colleges enhance their practice.

Regular features include:

  • Case-study examples of PSHE in practice: and the implementation of new syllabuses and learning programmes;
  • Practical lessons from recent research: in the field of personal, social and health education from professionals, policy makers and academics;
  • Advice and guidance relating to important policy initiatives: from practitioners, advisers and researchers, with a focus on the implementation and management of policy-led initiatives;
  • Ideas for teaching and learning: to stimulate reflective thinking about the agenda for change;
  • Briefings on topical areas – such as SRE, health and wellbeing, pastoral care and the world of work.

Learning for Life features a monthly column by Dr Graham Haydon, called Values for Living. It includes articles and news items by experts in their field and every issue has a double-page special feature on a key professional issue. Regular case studies of successful and innovative practice in schools and colleges are incorporated. Readers will also be updated on new resources, opportunities for continuing professional development and conferences.

The Editor:

Dr Judy Hemingway is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her doctoral research was in the field of illicit drug-using. Judy currently teaches at Ph D level and contributes to the MA in geography education. She is a course tutor on the part-time BEd (Hons) programme. Judy’s cross-disciplinary research into the lifeworlds and popular cultures of young people focuses on sex and drugs education. Future research plans include exploring the pedagogical potential of outdoor spaces to promote healthy living. Before moving into higher education Judy taught geography and history for 18 years in secondary schools in Kent and London as well as overseas in Germany, Hong Kong, Peru, and the Middle East. Judy was formerly editor of PSHE & Citizenship Update.
Judy Hemingway

Publication Details:

  • Frequency: 10 times per annum (no issues in January and August)
  • Extent: 12 pages per issue

Note: the two year subscription rate includes a 25% discount off the second year.

Click here to see a sample issue.