Category Archives: PSHE & Wellbeing

Make A Difference Challenge

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 katya.stokes@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

The All Together Anti-Bullying Programme for Schools

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.

For further information see the attached flyer: All Together online programme flyer

To join All Together, go to: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/alltogether and follow the instructions to embark on the online programme.

 

Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation Lesson Plans

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

Child Abuse and Neglect – New Guidance

This guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect.

The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.

Click on the link to download this guidance document: Child Abuse and Neglect

 

‘Call Push Rescue’ – new free CPR resource

This free downloadable resource from British Heart Foundation has just been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark.

It includes:  lesson plans and materials for schools, to accompany a DVD and online video resources and is launched to coincide with European Restart a Heart Day. Together with the Call Push Rescue training equipment, these resources provide everything needed to learn the important life-saving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
 
Who is it for: The lesson pack is designed for delivery from key stage 3 upwards and can be used with the ‘Call Push Rescue’ training equipment, which is also free to eligible secondary schools. Alongside guidance on promoting best practice PSHE education delivery, lesson plans and resources are provided to accommodate either one or two sessions, designed to ensure young people are trained in this life-saving skill.
 
PSHE education is the ideal context for learning first aid and CPR as it provides opportunities to develop practical knowledge alongside the skills and attributes necessary to put such knowledge into practice in a real life emergency – for example through development of self-confidence and empathy, and learning to identify and manage risk.  As part of the ‘Every Child A Lifesaver’ coalition, the British Heart Foundation supports the inclusion of first aid and CPR training as a component of statutory PSHE education.

Run, Hide, Tell Campaign – Free Resources

This media campaign provides advice on what to do in the event of a knife or gun terror attack. 
 
Your school may wish to cover this, for example through assemblies or taught lessons. To help, the PSHE Association is going to publish, later this month, KS 3 & 4 lesson plans. Please note that this campaign is aimed at pupils aged 11-16 only.
 
The PSHE Association are pleased to be working with the police National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to produce these quality assured PSHE lesson plans and a film for use in the classroom to follow up the recent media campaign – and these materials will help you to approach this difficult topic sensitively and appropriately.

This is a challenging topic to cover in schools, but PSHE can provide opportunity to do so responsibly as it’s important to inform your pupils of what to do in the unlikely event of such incidents, rather than shock them into thinking such attacks are likely or inevitable.
 
The PSHE Association also understand that your local police or PCSOs will be keen to reinforce the message with pupils but this sensitive issue should always be addressed in lesson time, by a teacher in a safe, age-appropriate, reassuring manner. The PSHE Association teacher guidance and lesson plans will give you everything you need to deliver this learning safely in your school and will be published by NaCTSO via their website in mid to late October.