Young Minds Staying Well During Revision and Exams Poster for Secondary Schools

A poster for secondary school students that can be put up in student common rooms and notice boards talking about what young people can do to look after their mental health and wellbeing. The ideas were generated by young people and include advice about breathing, planning and organising and providing treats for rest periods.

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Neurodiversity in the workplace ACAS Guidance

ACAS have compiled a resource page for employers, HR professionals and line management to find out more about neurodiversity, neurodiverse conditions (dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia etc) and how they can best support employees through the use of reasonable adjustments, changes in management styles and through direct engagement with employees.

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School Resources for Stephen Lawrence Day

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has created resources which schools can use to mark the inaugural Stephen Lawrence Day, which takes place on the 22nd April. The theme of Stephen Lawrence Day is “Live Our Best Life”, with students finding out more about Stephen’s story and encouraging them to think about ways they can make their lives better, including adopting a tolerant and compassionate approach to life.

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Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood: A Literature Review - The Fawcett Society

The Fawcett Society has released a new Literature Review looking at research which explores the influence of gender stereotyping on young children and how the internalisation of outdated stereotypes can affect the academic attainment levels in boys and the self-confidence, self-esteem and career aspirations in girls.

Chapters include “Learning Gender”, “Education in early childhood and gender” and “What are the effects of gender stereotyping?”

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Media Smart Resources on Advertising and Body Image for Primary and Secondary Schools

Media Smart has produced a set of free resources for PSHE/RSE/ICT teachers to use to discuss digital advertising, advertising, body image and social media with students. The resources include lesson plans, videos and activities that help to stimulate conversations around mental health, emotional wellbeing, media literacy and safeguarding.

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"11 Employee Motivation Ideas that Successful Organisations Use" PageUp People Blog post

A thoughtful blog post from the team at PageUp People exploring employee motivation ideas that have been used successfully in organisations and which can be adapted for use in any organisation. Ideas include setting SMART goals for employees, promoting transparency and listening to employees’ ideas.

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"Minds at Work: Making Mental Health a priority in the changing world of work" Fabian Policy Report

A report compiled by The Changing Work Centre and the Fabian Society exploring how organisations can help to improve employee engagement and overall emotional wellbeing by putting in place constructive, evidence-based Mental Health policies and procedures.

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Vulnerable Adolescents Thematic Review - Croydon Local Safeguarding Children Board March 2019

Croydon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has published a thematic review based on the experiences of 60 vulnerable young people identified by local agencies.

Findings include:

  • early help and prevention is critical

  • greater recognition and response to children’s emotional health and wellbeing is needed

  • an integrated, whole system approach is needed across agencies, communities and families; schools need to be equipped to respond to the challenges presented by children with high risk behaviour and central to multi-agency service provision.

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State of Children's Rights 2018 The Children's Rights Alliance for England Report

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England have published their latest report looking at how the government has helped to protect or hinder children’s rights in 2018. It covers areas including Poverty and Homelessness, Safeguarding, Education and Health.

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"Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime: Lessons from London" Ofsted Report

Ofsted has published findings from a research project into knife crime and safeguarding children and young people in education in London. Recommendations from the research in 29 schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRUs) include:

  • local community safety partnerships should involve schools in developing and implementing strategies to address serious youth violence

  • the Department for Education (DfE) should collect data about the managed moves of children between schools

  • safeguarding partners should involve schools in assessing and responding to local needs

  • schools should share full information with one another when children move between education settings

  • schools should consider how their personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) curriculum reflects local issues, including knife crime.

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Jessie & Friends: Online safety education for 4-7s National Crime Agency Resource

The National Crime Agency has created a new resource for use with 4-7 year olds to help them explore the topic of online safety. Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

The films are accompanied by a comprehensive resource pack for professionals, with session plans for each episode and guidance on safe and effective delivery. Also available are subtitled versions of the animations, storybooks, and posters for parents/carers and children.

The key message for children throughout Jessie and Friends is that if a child ever feels worried about anything that happens online, they should seek help from an adult they trust.

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Step Up, Speak Up! Childnet International Resources

Childnet International has produced a set of resources to help Key Stage 3 and 4 students to explore the topic of sexual harassment online. The resource includes 4 lesson plans which cover ground rules, understanding, responding and reporting peer-based online sexual harassment as well as a teacher toolkit, an assembly presentation and a peer-led workshop plan.

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Rise Above Public Health England Resource on Puberty for Key Stage 3

A new Lesson Plan designed by the Rise Above team at Public Health England to help PSHE teachers explore puberty with their students in a positive, evidence-based and accessible way. The lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying resources look at the physical body changes that students are and will go through and how these can affect their emotions, identity and sexuality.

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NSPCC Learning Blog: Helping school governors keep children safe

A new blog post from NSPCC Learning providing an overview of the role that school governors play in safeguarding students. It provides suggestions as to how school governors can improve their confidence in fulfilling their role, including ensuring that they access up-to-date, evidence-based training on school safeguarding policies and procedures.

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Breaking the Mould: Challenging Gender Stereotypes Primary School National Education Union Resource

The National Union of Teachers, now part of the National Education Union, created an innovative set of resources to help primary school teachers discuss gender equality in the classroom, with the aim of empowering students to challenge gender stereotypes and develop empathy for children of all gender identities. The resources are based on a project carried out in 5 primary schools

The resource includes:

  • “Stereotypes Stop You Doing Stuff” is a detailed overview report looking at how the 5 primary schools used resources to empower students to challenge gender stereotypes

  • “Boys Things and Girls Things?” explores the strategies that primary school teachers used to explore gender stereotyping, through the use of books.

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Equality Act 2010 Reading List - Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have made available to professionals a suggested reading list that they can access to find out more about the principles and ways of implementing the principles of the Equality Act 2010 in order to create more inclusive organisations and services.

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day Resource Pack - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has designed a resource pack for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, which takes place on the 18th March. The resources include information on online safety, as the LSCB and Lincolnshire Police figures have shown that 60% of CSE cases involve online grooming at the start. The Resource Pack includes suggested tweets, a Safeguarding Briefing and infographics.

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