The UK Parliament Education team has produced a wide variety of resources and lesson plans which can be used by teachers in PSHE and Citizenship lessons to help students to learn about the role that Parliament plays in our day-to-day-lives, as well as to learn about the importance of voting and being an active British citizen. Resources include the “Discover the UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the “Get to Know your UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stage 3.Read More
A great guide from The Linking Network providing lesson plan ideas on teaching students about British values and universal values in order to develop the understanding and skills they need to be a British citizen. Lesson plans are provided on Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Diversity.Read More
A handy guide created by #IWill to encourage organisations planning and facilitating youth social action projects to empower young people involved in their projects to talk about the volunteering opportunities they take up and the importance of volunteering to development of key skills.Read More
A pack compiled by #IWill for organisations to raise awareness of Youth Social Action Day on the 5th June, which celebrates the achievements of young people engaged in volunteering and which aims to encourage more young people to become volunteers in their local communities. The pack includes information on social media engagement and suggested actions for promoting the benefits of volunteering with their organisation or other local organisations.Read More
The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.Read More
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) has released its final report of the Inquiry into youth work in England. The report has found that youth work is capable of reaching children who may otherwise remain inaccessible and helps build trusted relationships with adults who can help them access the support they need.
The report concludes that there should be a minister responsible for young people and youth work, that there needs to be a greater investment in youth work, that the Government should introduce a statutory duty and that there should be guidance that defines the minimum and protected level of youth service.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
An innovative and thought-provoking guide exploring self-care written by LGBTU young people participating in youth groups run by the Allsorts Youth Project in West Sussex. The guide can be used by LGBTU young people to develop self care strategies to help them cope with the challenges that they are currently facing and may face in their future lives with confidence to help improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.Read More
A powerful personal account of a young person’s experiences of being diagnosed with and living with Depression, which can be shared with Key Stage 3 and 4 students as part of PSHE and RSE lessons exploring Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.Read More
Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in social care settings in England, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers.
3,024 children and young people responded to questionnaires which found that: 79% of children and young people living in children’s homes said they were "always" well looked after, compared with 93% of children and young people living in foster care; 76% of those living in residential special schools and 56% of children and young people living in boarding schools.Read More
A new report from the Children’s Commissioner which explores the experiences of young people in England who are members of gangs. The report is based on findings from a 12 month engagement programme with children, their families and professionals, analysis of data, learning from serious case reviews, and research.
The report looks at: the characteristics of children involved in gangs, the children most at risk of being groomed and exploited by gangs, how those responsible for safeguarding children responded to the rise in gang violence, the Government’s response and how children and young people can be kept safe from gang violence.Read More
An interesting study by Yasaman Bazargan and Shahla Pakdaman looking at how Art Therapy can be utilised to help improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young women experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).Read More
The annual Youth Index from The Prince’s Trust examining the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK. An online survey of 2,162 young people found that: 57 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds said that social media creates an overwhelming pressure to succeed; 48 per cent said that they feel more anxious about their future when seeing the lives of their friends online; and half of young people report being more anxious than they were a year ago.Read More
A research paper by Jack K. Day, Amaya Perez-Brumer and Stephen T. Russell published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence in August 2018 exploring school experiences of trans young people living in California.Read More
Sir John Timpson CBE has written three useful little guide books on Attachment, based on years’ experience as a foster carer – A Guide to Attachment, How to Create a Positive Future and Looking After Looked After Children.
These three books are available free from any Timpson, Max Spielmann or Johnsons the Cleaners store.
The books aim to enlighten foster carers, inform educators and engage the wider public about Attachment using simple, jargon-free language and pictures. You are welcome to pop into any of our stores and pick up a copy for anyone who you think will benefit from learning more about Attachment.Read More
This resource by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families aims to provide secondary school teachers with advice and guidance on how to talk to students about their Mental Health needs.Read More
his report draws together the findings from the fourth wave (wave 4) of the omnibus survey of school pupils and their parents/ carers in England, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
Topics covered include:
Involvement in extra-curricular and musical activities, experience of breakfast clubs, and opinions towards flexible working for teachers
Exploring opinions towards citizenship and knowledge of politics
Decision-making regarding GCSEs and information received on apprenticeships and vocational qualifications
A resource pack created by Teach First to help facilitate lessons exploring Critical Thinking including Scheme of Work and printable resources.Read More
The annual Good Childhood Report published by The Children’s Society giving the latest national picture of children’s subjective well-being and trends over a number of years.Read More