I was thinking earlier about how far I have managed to move the PSHE in my school mainly due to the profile it is given by my head teacher.
I have loads of ideas and have introduced many initiatives. Without her backing I think I would have been the only one championing this subject.
My head teacher has given me INSET slots, agreed to let me do the chartered teacher award and sign the charter for PSHE. The importance of PSHE in my school has gone through the roof. The governor for PSHE is vocal and on board and my personal achievements have interested people and made them sit up and listen.
The school is one where PSHE is seen as integral to everyday life and key skills in planned provision are expected.
If you don't have the backing of the head teacher make an appointment with them, tell them your plans and ask them to help support your voice in the tide of assessments, levels and other subjects that you will invariably wade through.
Also make an appointment with your subject governor. Speak to them about what they know about PSHE, talk to them about it, give them more information. The more people on board the better the ship will sail!