Equalities (E) teams
E Teams are big news in B&NES! To be able to rate yourselves as 'green' on the Healthy Schools Biennial audit for criterion 20 - demonstrating an anti-bullying culture - we ask schools to set up an equalties (E) team. If you want to find out more, have a look at our guide.
There is also a newsletter that showcases the brilliant e-teams that are already up and running. Take a look!
Pfeg is a part of Young Enterprise and has a great website with lots of lesson plans and resources to support teaching about finance.
Transition lesson - new for 2016!
This is an activity developed following requests by schools for a resource to help staff and pupils explore emotional health and well-being and safety issues at transition/puberty. the pack can be used in a number of ways: as part of circle time, in pairs or groups, as a Diamond 9 exercise and to trigger role plays.
We recommend that the activities are delivered over a period of time during term 6 of Year 6.
Thanks to pupils and staff at Farmborough, Bathwick St Mary and St Mary's Writhlington Primary schools, as well as the school nurse team for their helpful feedback.
Smoking and e-cigarettes.
Our colleagues in Sirona Care and Health have developed an updated Primary lesson (aimed at Year 5) and Secondary lesson looking at smoking; why people smoke; the effects of smoking and some information on e-cigarettes. Each lesson is packed full of ideas for activities and discussion - a really useful addition to your lesson plans! Many thanks to Ruth Sampson who wrote them.
Challenging Discriminatory language.
This lesson plan was co-produced by SARI and B&NES. The aims are:
Better understanding of Equalities issues (racism etc.,)
Know how to respond to discrimination
Practise skills in dealing with incidents
- Know where to get support
Enable (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way. The Enable website aims to provide school staff with the skills , knowledge and confidence to establish an effective peer support scheme in their schools and develop students' social and emotional skills. It provides some useful resources and lesson plans for teachers.
We have been working with the children of Roundhill Primary School to develop a new version of an equalities/ anti-bullying charter. This version involves the whole school community and describes what we mean by equalities and respect and addresses what bullying is (and isn't). There are useful sections on what children, staff and parents/carers should do if an equalities or bullying issue arises. This charter is recommended for any school looking to refresh it's equalities and anti-bullying work, and will help you to gain the Healthy School Certifcate (criterion 20)
Respectful sexual relationships and consent (Key Stage 4)
This series of activities has been developed for Key Stage 4 students with the following aims:
To understand the law on consent, rape and sexual assault
To consider what we mean by respectful / disrespectful relationships
To consider reasons why young people have sex
To understand the emotional, legal and physical impact of failing to give and get consent
There are a variety of useful activities designed to encourage discussion and debate as well as some really useful information on the law around consent and links to other related resources including the popular 'cup of tea' consent film.