CoppaFeel! has produced a Breast Cancer Awareness lesson pack which has gained The PSHE Association Quality Mark for PSHE education resources. CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer education charity that has developed lesson plans to encourage young people to get to know their bodies and adopt healthy behaviours from a young age.
This free-to-download lesson pack covers content relevant to your whole class, and includes three lesson plans with accompanying activities and resources (including videos) to help you deliver engaging lessons on this important topic.
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 to raise awareness among young people about getting to know their bodies and the importance of detecting any unusual changes early. They work nationally to encourage young people to check their breasts and pecs regularly; know the signs and symptoms; and feel confident to act upon noticing any changes.
The school pack will support you to equip your students with:
- essential knowledge about breast cancer
- information on healthy lifestyle choices that may reduce a person’s risk of getting cancer
- guidance to help them get to know their bodies
- guidance on what to do if they find something that’s not normal for them
CoppaFeel!’s School pack will support new statutory Health Education requirements to ensure students ‘understand the benefits of regular self-examination’ and the pack includes teacher guidance to help ensure content is delivered in a safe, confident and effective way.
Download CoppaFeel’s School Pack here
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
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
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)
Newswise has greatly enjoyed working in partnership with the Guardian Foundation and National Literacy Trust, with funding from Google, to deliver a range of news literacy training and resources for primary schools as part of the award-winning NewsWise project.
They are now delighted to announce the addition of three new PSHE education lesson plans to the suite of free NewsWise teaching materials for primary schools. These latest NewsWise lesson plans are linked to the new statutory Health Education and Relationships Education guidance, and cover:
- Managing feelings about the news (lesson 3) — a lesson that explores the emotional impact of news and gives pupils strategies to manage it
- Spotting fake news (lesson 5) — a lesson to help pupils understand the nature of fake news and its potentially harmful impact on individuals
- Understanding that news is targeted (lesson 6) — a lesson that helps pupils to understand that online information is ranked, selected and targeted and supports them to become critical consumers of such information
Access the NewsWise Lessons & Resources
As you know, Relationships Education and Health Education will be compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all primary schools from September 2020. The PSHE Association have just launched a set of handy explainer slides to help you and your school prepare for these changes.
This free-to-download presentation will help you to explain these developments to your senior leadership teams, boards of governors and other colleagues. It covers practical steps to take, guidance to have in place and resources you can use.
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. Please download and share widely, and feel free to get in touch with questions or feedback.
Download your Statutory Changes Explainer Slides