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How to address Gambling through PSHE Education

The PSHE Association is working in partnership with GambleAware to support children and young people to understand, and avoid, risks associated with gambling. The first product of this partnership is a teacher handbook: ‘How to address gambling through PSHE education’, which is free for schools to download.

This handbook collates latest research into how the curriculum can address gambling and identifies relevant knowledge, skills and attributes students should develop during primary and secondary education.

This work is timely given secondary schools will be required to ‘teach about the risks related to online gambling including the accumulation of debt’ from September 2020, as part of statutory Health Education.

They hope this handbook — and additional materials to be published in the New Year — will increase the number of schools addressing this important issue, and give teachers the confidence to cover it to a high standard through their PSHE education curricula.

Download the handbook


Statutory changes explained (Secondary): Get your school ready for compulsory RSE, Health Education and the new Ofsted framework

As you know, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education will be compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all secondary schools from September 2020. Relationships Education and Health Education will be compulsory in primary schools.

Theirr handy explainer slides will help you and your school prepare, and the PSHE Association are delighted to launch a secondary version today in addition to the primary set they published recently. These presentations cover practical steps to take, guidance to have in place and resources you can use. They will also help you to explain these changes to your SLT, governors and other colleagues.

They also explore how PSHE education is likely to play a greater role under the new Ofsted inspection framework — particularly in evidencing ‘personal development’, as well as making a unique contribution to safeguarding.

Download your free statutory changes explainer slides


Family Life Lesson Plans

Exploring Relationships, Marriage and Parenting (KS4)

In modern Britain, young people are raised in a variety of households and families come in many forms. The changing nature of relationships and family life means that it is important for students to understand that they have the right to choose a partner, that there are different types of committed relationships, with different rights, responsibilities and legal status.

Schools will also be required to teach about types of relationships, marriage and parenting as part of new statutory RSE requirements, so the PSHE Association are delighted to launch these new lessons and materials for members on family life.

The resource includes three lesson plans and PowerPoints for key stage 4 students, with supporting classroom materials and detailed teacher guidance on how to ensure effective lesson delivery. The lessons will help students to:

  • Recognise different types of relationships and their legal status
  • Understand the unacceptability of forced marriage and how to seek help if they are concerned
  • Analyse different attitudes towards marriage and civil partnerships
  • Identify the different roles, responsibilities and challenges of being a parent

Download Family Life Lesson Plans  (PSHE Association Members only)


Parental Engagement: 3 Tools You Can Use

Parental engagement is crucial in making sure children receive consistent online safety messages at home and at school/within your organisation. But doing this effectively can be a challenge!

Here are 3 ways that ThinkUKnow have developed to get parents involved in your online safety education:

1. Run a workshop using ThinkUKnow’s presentations

These presentations can help parents and carers understand the behaviour of their child online, the risks and the resources they can use to help them stay safer online. You’ll find separate presentations for parents of primary and secondary-aged children that highlight the most popular activities with that particular age group.

Struggling with attendance? Some suggestions on when to run a session from ThinkUKnow’s network:

  • Parents’ evenings
  • Open evening and transition events
  • Class assemblies, presentations and school productions
  • Immediately before/after drop off or pick up
  • Record the session as a webinar and post on your website

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2. Share our advice for parents on your socials

Visited ThinkUKnow’s parents and carers website.  You can use their articles to inform parents of the opportunities and risks presented by the online world, and help them feel more confident when talking to their child about sensitive topics such as relationships, sex and image sharing.

Share some of our most popular articles in your next newsletter or social media post:

3. Embed Parent Info in your website

Parent Info is a free information service offering parents help and advice for families in a digital world. Its newsfeed function, which you can embed in your website, provides easy access to up-to-date articles with advice across topics such as:

  • Games, apps and technology
  • Sex and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing

Register your organisation to find out how you can embed the function in 3 easy steps.

What is Cancer? – New Resources

The PSHE Association have quality assured two free lesson plans for Key Stage 3 students from the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The ‘What is Cancer?’ lesson plans are designed to increase KS3 students’ understanding of cancer, help them to identify the most common signs in teenagers and to feel more comfortable discussing the topic and seeking help, while challenging some common misconceptions.

A well planned PSHE education curriculum provides the ideal context for this learning, as it develops understanding of key concepts relating to healthy lifestyles and help-seeking.

The health education aspect of PSHE will be mandatory from 2020 and schools will be expected to cover cancer and contributory factors, so these lessons (including activities, worksheets and videos) provide timely support. These free-to-download lessons have been fully updated for 2019 and will help you to:

  • Explain what cancer is and identify key facts
  • Raise awareness of common forms of cancer, how they occur and typical warning signs
  • Improve confidence to access health services and speak to medical professionals about health concerns

Download the Lessons

Public Health England: Every Mind Matters Campaign

Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field, launched a new mental health campaign called “Every Mind Matters” in October 2019.

The campaign aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action to look after their mental health and wellbeing by promoting a range of self-care actions.

The campaign offers free, NHS-approved mental health resources, via the One You website, which helps build understanding of mental health and what individuals can do to improve and manage how they are feeling.

You can order a pack of printed resources which includes:

  • 1 x guide with information about the campaign, how you can take part, and suggestions of things you can do for your employees and parents/carers
  • 3 x A3 campaign posters
  • 50 x conversation starters
  • 1 x conversation starter dispenser

For Early Years settings, promoting this campaign will help you to meet the following criteria within the HEYL Bronze and Silver award:

  • S10a: Staff and practitioners can provide information for parents and carers about support available for mental health
  • S13a: All staff can confidentiality access advice, support and services to maintain their own health and wellbeing and healthy lifestyle

If you would like to order a pack for your setting please let Anna know:

Anna Brennan-Craddock
Health Education Partnership
Tel: 0770 3814831