Go Givers have an exciting project for KS2 children that will provide a real-life meaningful context for SMSC learning and understanding British values as well as supporting Pupil Voice and Personal Development.
It is a child-led, active citizenship project called the Make a Difference Challenge that supports pupils in identifying, researching and addressing a social or environmental issue that they want to do something about by developing an awareness raising campaign, fundraising or taking direct action.
It presents an opportunity for children to take the lead in making a difference to their communities and helps them to recognise how they can make a positive contribution as active, young citizens.
The project has been subsidised by some funding but there will be a cost of £160 which includes a full day teach training session (which up to 3 teachers per school can attend), resources to deliver the project and a Celebration Event where a delegation of pupils from each school makes a presentation to an invited audience.
The project starts with a teacher training day on Monday 8th Jan and culminates in a Celebration Event on Monday 2nd July at The Foundling Museum.
For more information and to book your place by Friday 1st December, please visit:- http://www.gogivers.org/teachers/make-a-difference/ or contact email@example.com
Young Enterprise, as part of their LifeSavers programme, are sharing their values based approach to financial education with primary schools across England. The project champions the need for a practical, holistic approach to financial education, one that involves the whole school and wider community too.
Unfortunately they are coming to the end of their free training offer and in order to reach as many primary schools as possible before their programme comes to a close, they will be running one final FREE LifeSavers training event in Central London on Tuesday 28th November.
The event is open to all state maintained primary schools and will help teachers:
- Develop pupils’ social and moral thinking around money.
- Integrate a whole school approach to financial education.
- Discover the benefits of practical and experiential money learning.
- Consider a whole community approach to saving and money management.
Public Health England have released guidelines to help health protection teams control outbreaks of scarlet fever in schools, nurseries and other childcare settings.
Click on the link to download the guidelines: Scarlet Fever: Managing Outbreaks in Schools and Nurseries
All Together – United Against Bullying from the Anti-Bullying Alliance
Free opportunity for your school to become a leader in Anti-Bullying practice. This FREE offer includes:
- free access to the All Together Online Platform through which schools are supported to create an anti-bullying action plan that is tailored to their needs
- targeted resources to help tackle bullying
- access to the ‘All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire‘ which will tell you about levels of wellbeing and bullying among your pupils and allow you to monitor progress over the course of the programme. The results will report on a variety of indicators including SEN/disability and free school meals
online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyberbullying
What is All Together and how do we take part?
An All Together School is one that has proven its activity to reduce bullying of all children. The All Together programme has been developed over the last three years and builds upon the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme which saw significant positive results.
Participating schools are supported on- and offline to make whole school change to its anti-bullying practices, using a social model approach. The programme includes a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all children and young people.
The programme is running from April 2017 to September 2018.
To join All Together, go to: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/alltogether and follow the instructions to embark on the online programme.
The Department for Education has released a newly revised template to support schools with the reporting of their PE and Sport Premium Funding.
Maintained schools must publish information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium on their websites. Schools should publish the amount of the premium received, a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent), what impact the school has seen on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future. Schools should also consider how their use of the money is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
For further information and to download the template click on the link below:
A series of four lesson plans for key stage 4 with a specific focus on addressing extremism and radicalisation of all kinds,
From the PSHE Association, commissioned by Medway Public Health Directorate.
Schools can build pupils’ resilience to extremism and radicalisation by supporting inclusion and a sense of belonging in the community and by providing a safe environment for debating emotive issues. As part of this whole school approach, PSHE education lessons can develop knowledge and understanding of the factors that lead to extremism, and skills such as critically evaluating the media and the messages of charismatic speakers and groups, as well as developing attributes such as resilience, empathy and respect for others. These lessons are not designed to be taught in isolation, but should always form part of a planned, developmental PSHE education programme. Furthermore, Medway Public Health Directorate has given permission for these lesson resources to be available to all schools.
Each lesson plan is accompanied by a PowerPoint and relevant resources. You can use the ‘Download all files’ link in the side bar to download a folder containing all of the documents.
Click on the link to download the files: Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation Lesson Plans