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Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges


December 2017

Advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership teams and designated safeguarding leads


This is advice provided by the Department for Education (the department). The focus is sexual violence and sexual harassment between children at school and college. For the purposes of this advice, a child is anyone under the age of 18.1 It provides advice on what sexual violence and sexual harassment is, how to minimise the risk of it occurring and what to do when incidents occur, or are alleged to have occurred. Click here to read the full report.


 PSHE education supports academic success, says major evidence review - 05/12/2017


'Very strong evidence’ that PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) learning has a positive impact on academic attainment, according to independent Pro Bono Economics review.

Disadvantaged pupils enjoy greatest benefits to academic performance

Through its proven impact on physical and mental health, levels of bullying and general behaviour, PSHE education removes barriers to learning and develops skills that help young people succeed

PSHE Association urges Government to follow through with proposals to make PSHE statutory, in line with other subjects, to ensure all pupils benefit.

To view the full report click here

The 'Pink' Safeguarding Curriculum

The ‘PinK’ Safeguarding Curriculum has been written by teachers for teachers. It is an online resource and planning tool. It will always be a ‘work in progress’, which will be updated and revised frequently.

 The Pink framework uses the same main theme titles that the PSHE Association uses in its non-statutory programmes of study and we have added our own sub-headings as follows: 


The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for citizenship at key stages 3 and 4. All local-authority-maintained schools should teach them. Further citizenship resources are available on the TES website. This is free of charge to schools and teachers but they will have to register with the website to use it. Short films of teachers and subject experts talking about the national curriculum and how to use it are also available.


Health and Wellbeing

  • Developing risk management
  • Understanding personal change and responsibility


  • Understanding the dynamics of healthy relationships

Living in the Wider World

  • How media, commerce and social issues shape our understanding of the world

Both the mapped curriculum and the planning tool have been devised with flexibility in mind, so as to meet the needs of a huge college or a tiny infant school and everything in-between. We have researched through all freely available resources and cited the ones that we think are most useful. But of course, you may well find resources more suitable for your children, or wish to write your own. The planning tool allows for this customisation. Where we couldn’t find anything that we would recommend, we have written our own ‘GHLL’ resources and these are all freely available to schools and settings in Gloucestershire.

There are, however, also excellent commercially available resources which you may choose to use and incorporate into your planning. 

We have suggested which materials are best suited to each Key Stage but you should use your professional knowledge to choose material from the framework that is age/stage appropriate for your children.

Online Safety with Childnet - CLICK HERE

To all teachers and professionals:  using the internet with children and young people is an incredibly rewarding experience. Incorporating internet safety themes across the curriculum, and celebrating the benefits of new technologies, can enhance learning in so many ways. Click on the title above to access resources that will help you use the Internet safely and positively as a professional.

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