Sexual abuse in any form is unacceptable. Following the concerning reports provided to the Everyone’s Invited website, detailing incidents of sexual assault in schools and colleges, the Government is taking immediate steps to support to those affected and ensure all schools are safe places.
That is why we are working with the NSPCC to launch a dedicated helpline for victims of sexual abuse to provide support and guidance.
The dedicated NSPCC Helpline - Report Abuse in Education – launched today (Thursday 1 April) and can be contacted by phone on 0800 136 663, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what you need to know about the helpline.
Resources for Pride Month
The whole of June is Pride month, where people across the world come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ members of our communities.
Pride month is a great opportunity for schools to explore the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and to celebrate diversity and difference in the whole school community.
Young people who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to experience mental health issues, so schools visibly supporting LGBTQ+ rights can help children feel safe to explore their identities as they get older.
We’ve collected together some resources that schools can use to celebrate Pride month, including lesson plans, worksheets and policy guidance.
The same but different lesson plans
Age 4 to 5 Age 5 to 8 Age 9 to 11
Three lesson plans for different ages, which will help children think about the things that make us different but also the things that we have in common.
The same but different assembly plan
Explore the concept of diversity and how our differences make us special with this assembly.
LGBTQ+ history lesson pack – Stonewall
A lesson pack for children age 4 to 7, exploring the life of a famous LGBTQ+ historical figure and why her story is important.
Being you worksheet – Twinkl
A worksheet featuring different 'proud clouds' for children to complete, to help them think about what makes themselves and others individual and special.
Thinking about gender lesson plan – Just Like Us
A lesson plan and PowerPoint exploring the concept of gender, looking at gender stereotypes and different pronouns.
Putting it into practice – Stonewall
Free guidance to help schools feel confident planning and delivering LGBTQ+ inclusive RSHE.
Teacher training on tackling sexism and harassment in schools
UK Feminista has developed an online teacher training course on tackling sexism and sexual harassment in schools which can be delivered internally by schools and colleges. The interactive course is designed to equip teachers and school staff with the tools and confidence to challenge sexism in schools.