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DRM fully-funded Digital Inclusion Training

Diversity Role Models is offering fully-funded digital staff training sessions aimed at embedding inclusion and anti-bullying in schools. Our experienced team has been delivering impactful and interactive workshops and training sessions for more than 10 years all across England and Wales.

Schools are invited to send 2-5 staff member each to the free-of-charge digital session. Attending our LGBTQ+ inclusion focussed sessions, school staff will feel confident to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity and tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic incidents. Staff will have a more in depth understanding of bias and learn how to embed inclusion into the school and into their teaching.

Sign up form for digital Primary staff training on Tuesday 26th March 2024 or digital Secondary staff training on Wednesday 27th March 2024 using the following link: https://forms.office.com/e/qTPnSkm53p.  

Both sessions will be delivered as twilight sessions, 3.45pm – 5.30pm 

New Mental Health Lead Resource Hub

Schools in Mind have launched a new mental health lead resource hub on their Mentally Healthy Schools site.

In partnership with and funded by the Department for Education, they have collaborated with a range of education and mental health experts to produce this new hub for mental health leads and other education staff.

This hub is a comprehensive resource that signposts and showcases practical resources from trusted organisations and training providers - all under one roof.

It will enable mental health leads to continue to develop in their role, and embed an effective whole-school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

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New Mental Wellbeing Resources

For World Mental Health Day (10th October), Better Health have created two new mental wellbeing resources for pupils aged 5–11. Their What is wellbeing? assembly and Self-care resource can help young people understand the meaning of wellbeing and explore activities to help them feel good and boost their physical and mental health.

Accredited by the PSHE Association and the NHS, they include an immersive film featuring young people speaking about their thoughts on self-care, worksheets and scenario-based activities that can be delivered flexibly across the school timetable.

These are available to download for free on the School Zone website.

Food - a Fact of Life Resources

Food: A Fact of Life have added six new activity packs to the website.  Each pack is based on a food theme and combines learning about healthy eating, cooking or where food comes from, with early years curriculum areas such as numeracy, literacy and physical development.

The activity packs can be downloaded from the website .

New Daily Mile Back to School Resource - Global Rugby Challenge

The Daily Mile Foundation have released some new #BackToSchool resources to help you get a healthy start to the year. To support you with The Daily Mile as a health and wellbeing initiative for your children, The Daily Mile Foundation are excited to launch the brand-new Global Rugby Challenge resource. This challenge encourages children to travel round the global map by running, jogging, wheeling or walking The Daily Mile, whilst learning fun facts and answering rugby questions about countries along the way. The resources are free to all schools that are registered to The Daily Mile (which is also free).

Sign-up to The Daily Mile (for free) here.
You’ll get a welcome pack with instructions in the post, as well as stickers for your children.

Vaping Resources for Secondary Pupils

With a rise in the number of children vaping, Better Health have created teaching resources aimed at helping Key Stage 3 children understand the impact that vaping has on their physical and mental wellbeing. The three curriculum linked resources feature:

  • Information on nicotine, what vaping is and the impact it has
  • Films co-created by young people
  • Activities to prompt pupil discussion and reflection
  • Content written and reviewed by teachers
  • Guidance on teaching about vaping
  • Flexibility of use as either short form time activities or a full lesson plan

Download Teaching Resources here .

Download the Sugar and Trans-fat Toolkit

Barnet Public Health in collaboration with Yinka Thomas, an experienced nutritionist, from Middlesex University, have designed a toolkit to assist with educating secondary school-aged pupils (although may be suitable for some Year 6 children) on sugar, trans-fats and health.
This is a useful PSHE resource which includes:

  • Film Links (each video is around 15-20 minutes long)
  • Learning Objectives
  • A Student Activity
  • Teachers notes

Access the toolkit here. After the use of the toolkit, please facilitate pupils to complete this online evaluation form. Schools that complete the evaluation form will be automatically entered into a prize draw for the academic year. The winning school will be selected at random and will receive a monetary voucher of at least £50 in value.

Barnet Resilient Schools Programme

The Barnet Resilient Schools Programme is an innovative free initiative that takes a whole-school approach to promote and build resilience in schools, destigmatise mental health, and address mental and emotional well-being concerns early on. Resilience in schools is seen when pupils, parents, carers and staff have a greater ability to “bounce back’’ when faced with difficulties so that they can achieve positive outcomes. For further information on the programme and/or how you can become a Resilient School, please contact jayne.abbott@barnet.gov.uk.

Let's Talk about Anxiety

Let's Talk about Anxiety is an animation and accompanying teacher toolkit from Schools in Mind.

Aimed at students aged 11 to 13, the resource will help young people to normalise, understand and manage anxious feelings.

As well as the animation, which was co-created with young people, the resources include:

  • materials for delivering a lesson, including a PowerPoint, lesson plan and worksheets
  • materials for delivering an assembly, including a PowerPoint and assembly plan
  • guidance materials for teachers, PSHE co-ordinators and parents/carers.

To download the resources click here

New Resources from Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month, so Education Support have put together some new resources.

Don't forget. Their free and confidential helpline, is there to support you and your staff every day of the year. You're never on your own.

Tel: 08000 562 561.

1. Stress Risk Assessments

A stress risk assessment can help to reduce the risk of stress to yourself and your colleagues, promote good mental health, and create a happy and healthy school environment.

To find out more and how to approach doing a stress risk assessment in your school click here.

2. Dealing with the Stress of Behaviour Management

Through his vast teaching experience, Athir Hassan, also known as The Behaviour Trainer, has developed various techniques to manage the stresses and anxieties related to managing student behaviour.  To find out more click here.

3. Stress Busting Tips

A fantastic panel of teachers and mental health experts share some excellent tips to help you gain control on your stress-levels.  Watch here.

4. Boost staff wellbeing with an Employee Assistance Programme

Hear from Mark and Sophie, who work with schools across the country, about the tangible benefits of Education Supports Employee Assistance Programme could bring your school. Watch here.

 

 

 

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