Category Archives: Tri-Borough Healthy Schools Programme

Free Anti-Fraud Education KS3 & KS4 Lessons

Anti-Fraud Education by Cifas’ is a set of four free lesson plans for secondary schools that focus on awareness of fraud, common scams, identity theft and money mules.

Cifas is the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, helping to protect individuals and organisations from fraud and financial crime. They have identified an increasing number of young people affected by fraud, either being targeted by online fraudsters or unwittingly engaging in fraudulent acts themselves.
The two lesson plans for key stage 3 students introduce the concept of fraud and the importance of digital literacy and data protection within the context of financial risk. The two lessons for key stage 4 build on this learning by encouraging students to think about their responsibility for financial information in more independent contexts.
Well planned and delivered PSHE education provides an ideal context for this learning, as it develops understanding of key concepts relating to financial risk and digital literacy – and explores the links between them.
The lessons aim to help students to:

  • Recognise what fraud is, why they may be targeted and how to seek support
  • Explain the consequences of committing fraud
  • Develop skills to protect their online information and personal data
  • Develop skills to critically evaluate the reliability of online content in relation to scams

The PSHE Association has awarded these lessons their Quality Mark and you can access the Cifas Resources through the PSHE Association website.

New Tool to Connect Schools and Physical Activity Providers

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been working with the County Sport Partnership Network (CSPN) to ensure every primary school in England has access to a co-ordinated offer of high-quality sport and physical activity programmes, both local and national.

As part of this work, CSPN and London Sport have created a tool to bring schools and physical activity providers together. Through an online directory schools can search, contact and review providers, making it easier to find providers that meet their needs. It can also be used to support them in using their PE and sport premium funding effectively.

The tool is currently live in London, and a national rollout is planned for 2018.
To access this tool click on the link: PE AND SCHOOL SPORT SUPPLIER SEARCH

New Mental Health Videos

Pooky Knightsmith is producing a mental health video each day. Here are four – Click on the links to view the Videos:

If you would like to comment or subscribe to her YouTube Channel click on the link.


New Activity Planning Tool for Schools

Delivered as part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, the Active School Planner is a free-to-use interactive tool for schools to review and improve the physical activity offer to their pupils.

The Chief Medical Officer recommends every child gets at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This tool helps schools to integrate and evidence the delivery of 30 minutes of physical activity throughout the school day as well as champion the importance of the additional 30 minutes outside of school.

To find out more and to sign up for the planner click on the link: Active Planning Tool

Change4Life: Healthy Year Calendar for Schools

This colourful and engaging calendar features exciting activities from the Change4Life Healthy Year range of resources. It offers fun ideas to help you teach and inspire your class to eat well and move more. There is also a weekly joke, riddle or fun fact to help keep pupils motivated and after revealing you can save your changes so you can keep track of your progress.

Click on the link to download the calendar: Change4Life Healthy Year Calendar 


Working with Schools to Improve the Health of School-Aged Children

This report from the Local Government Association showcases the work being done by schools and local authorities across the country to improve the health of children. 

Case studies are included on:

  • tackling mental and emotional health,
  • mental health training for school staff,
  • using a school garden to encourage healthy behaviours, using experts to deliver sex education,
  • using digital technologies to engage pupils with school nursing,
  • getting kids involved in the daily mile craze
  • and using the national child measurement programme to tackle obesity.

To download the report click on the link: Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children