Poetry for PSHE A Selection of Contemporary Poems by Jay Clarke


Poetry for PSHE A Selection of Contemporary Poems by Jay Clarke

A book designed specifically for young adults studying PSHE, but with the needs of the teacher very much in mind. Poetry for PSHE, or Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, is a collection of poems for school children of secondary school age. It is an anthology of poems covering subjects such as friendship, families, bullying and social media. The poems deal with the subjects in a way that makes pupils keen to read the next one, exposing them to common issues they may face, whilst also allowing them to learn solutions and ways to cope should they find themselves involved with the issues discussed. The subjects covered in Poetry for PSHE are either rarely covered within a school curriculum or are spread between a number of disciplines, subjects and teachers. The Department for Education has said that PSHE is an important and necessary part of all pupils' education, underlining this anthology's relevance and importance. These poems - as well as the lessons built around them - will live with pupils long after the lesson has ended.

About the Author

Jay Clarke lives in Stamford, though she has lived most of her life in London and Liverpool. She is a Professional Mediator and a member of the Professional Mediators' Association. Jay has had supply teaching roles at schools from the most challenging - teaching children with special needs and those that have been excluded due to malicious behaviour - to the most outstanding schools, high on the UK league table. As well as being a poet who is on a mission to get young adults to read poetry, Jay has learned what makes pupils listen, engage and participate. She spent 30 years working in business, writing poetry and teaching adult literacy. She started up her own consultancy business whilst taking up supply teaching roles, where she found herself very successful in engaging children with poetry.

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64 pages


Jay Clarke
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Publication date

28th January 2016



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