GCC & GHLL Statement
GCC and GHLL would like to remind all educational settings of the recent draft DfE publication ‘Gender Questioning Children: Non-Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges in England’ which was released on 19 Dec 2023. There is a consultation on this guidance which is open now for response and will close on 12th March 2024. The guidance will apply to all schools and further education sector institutions.
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Inspecting teaching of the protected characteristics in schools
No matter what type of school they attend, it is important that all children gain an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and learn how to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people. When we inspect schools, we assess how well they equip children to do this.
This guidance explains Ofsted’s approach on inspection to evaluating how schools support pupils’ personal development and meet their duties in relation to teaching pupils about the protected characteristics, including the DfE’s statutory guidance. It applies to all types of academy, maintained, non-maintained special and non-association independent schools. (All references to the independent school standards (ISS) are only relevant to non-association independent schools.)
Parents’ Relationships Matter Gloucestershire Conference 2024
The Parents’ Relationships Matter Gloucestershire Conference is back! We are thrilled to announce the return of our much-anticipated and free to attend conference. This year’s event promises to be another empowering and informative journey for professionals passionate about supporting parental relationships and nurturing healthier family dynamics.
In addition to our professional-focused sessions, we're excited to introduce a second series of sessions specifically designed for parents. These sessions are integral to our mission of extending support and resources directly to families, helping them build stronger, more harmonious relationships.
Ready to make a difference? Simply click here to book tickets for professional and parent sessions.
Knife crime has surged by 5% in the past year, according to the latest release from the ONS, marking a concerning rise in violence across England and Wales.
Figures released on 8th February 2024 by the Office for National Statistics confirm that, despite a decrease in homicides in the 13-19 age group, teenagers remain over twice as likely to be fatally stabbed than they were 10 years ago.
Vaping Lesson Plans
The Exchange has developed these lessons with Drug Science to equip teachers to talk about vaping in the classroom. All of these are freely accessible and we encourage teachers to use these to enable a classroom debate on whether the UK government should ban disposable vapes.
Click here to view and download the lesson plans.
Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning
Welcome to Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning. This is an umbrella organisation for Gloucestershire Healthy Schools and Gloucestershire Healthy FE (Further Education).
GHLL was launched in July 2012 for schools and colleges across Gloucestershire, supported by Leading Teachers.
Funding is through Public Health and by Gloucestershire County Council. Schools and colleges are offered this supported intervention at no cost.