Posts tagged PSHE
National Autistic Society Educational Resources for Autism Awareness Week

The National Autistic Society has developed a set of resources for use in primary and secondary schools to help empower students to learn about autism in a positive and evidence-based way to mark Autism Awareness Week.

Resources include videos featuring young people who are autistic, assembly PowerPoints, tutor time activities and posters to put up in the classroom.

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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at research which explores the influence of gender stereotyping on young children and how the internalisation of outdated stereotypes can affect the academic attainment levels in boys and the self-confidence, self-esteem and career aspirations in girls.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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"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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Equality and Human Rights Commission Website Resources - Key Stage 1 and 2

A comprehensive set of resources for use in Key Stage 1 and 2 PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons exploring a variety of human rights related topics, including The Equality Act 2010, Influencing attitudes, Prejudice and Discrimination and definitions of Human Rights.

Each session includes a lesson plan, presentation slides and a set of worksheets alongside detailed guidance which includes plenary activities,. homework suggestions and extension activities.

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By The Way resource website for young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people

The By The Way website has been designed by young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people attending groups run by GYRO (Gay Youth r’ Out), part of the Young Person’s Advisory Service based in Liverpool for young people who need access to information about gender identity. The website can be shared in secondary PSHE/RSE lessons as part of empowering young people to talk positively about LGBT+ Inclusion and can be shared by Pastoral Care leaders with students who require support.

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PSHE Association Report: Trainee teachers and PSHE education: A snapshot

A report containing research conducted by the PSHE Association into how trainee teachers learn about PSHE education through the analysis of the experiences of trainee teachers going through ITE in the West Midlands.

Key findings include:

  • PSHE education being often conflated with pastoral provision, so providers are unaware that they are failing to address PSHE

  • Organisational attitudes have a demonstrable impact on the quality of trainee teachers’ experiences

  • The level of PSHE input differs depending on secondary subject specialism.

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Rise Above Public Health England Lesson Plan on Dealing With Change KS3 and 4

A great resource or teachers teaching PSHE at Key Stages 3 and 4 to use with students to empower them to talk about how to deal with the changes they may be facing and will face in their adolescence , with an emphasis on relationships. The resource includes a ready-to-use lesson plan, PowerPoint presentation and set of videos.

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Lancet Journal Article: The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales

An important Lancet Psychiatry journal article which contains findings from a clinical study looking at the prevalence, clinical features, and risk factors associated with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. Findings from interviews with young people aged 18 who were born in England and Wales in 1994–95, include:

  • 31·1% of the 2,064 participants who completed the interviews at 18 reported experiencing some form of trauma during childhood, ranging from car accidents and sexual assault to bullying and the death of someone close

  • 7.8% of the 2,063 young people who answered questions about PTSD said they had experienced PTSD during their lifetime, including 25.0% of the young people who had experienced childhood trauma.

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NSPCC Learning Love Life Resources for Young People With Learning Disabilities

A new resource for PSHE and RSE teachers working with young people with learning disabilities to empower them to talk positively about healthy relationships, sexuality and gender and online safety. The resource includes 3 activities to use in class - “You Me and Us”- exploring thoughts and feelings about people they have and want to have relationships with, “PANTS” which explores personal space and sexual body parts and “Changes and Choices” exploring the topic of online safety.

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