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.