PSHE Bulletin - October 2014

Anti-bullying Week 2014: (17th – 21st November)

 This year, the focus will be on preventing bullying of children with disabilities and special educational needs. This year the focus is calling on the school community to take action to stop the bullying of ALL children and young people – including disabled children and those with special educational needs – children who are significantly more likely to experience bullying in schools and the wider community. For more information please visit:

Ebola - advice for school settings

Ebola - advice for school settings

British Red Cross: Free educational workshops exploring Stigma!

British Red Cross School Flyer

For more information please contact Brogan Sohanpaul, Youth and schools coordinator0113 201 5270, 

National Take Over 2014:

National Takeover will be taking place in Leeds in November 2014.  Click here for the guidance document: Take Over guidance 2014

Free democracy and politics training for Leeds students – 5th Nov 2014

As part of their national "Votes at 16" and "A Curriculum for life" campaigns, Members of Youth Parliament for Leeds are holding a free training workshop in the prestigious Council Chamber at Leeds Civic Hall. Themes covered will include:

• National politics VS local politics (what’s the difference?)

• Voting and registering to vote

• What each Political Party represents

• Speeches from local councillors

 All schools and colleges who attend will also be given a resource CD which doubles as a training pack to enable your student council to train other students in your setting.

To book a place please email stating how many students you wish to bring and which session you prefer (AM or PM). Deadline for bookings is Friday 24th October. For further information call Richard on 07891 277433.

Investors in Pupils:

Investors in Pupils Is a national award that recognises, develops and celebrates pupil voice and participation in schools.  Pupils learn more about the wider  school context including different roles and responsibilities of pupils and adults, developing better relationships in school.  Many schools and parents report that through increased understanding, pupils appreciate more the investment that is made in their learning, leading to an increased sense of responsibility and ownership for their behaviour and learning. The award last for three years following assessment, with 90% of schools accrediting to Investors in Pupils during 2013/14 reporting that it had an impact on learning and classroom management. Please click here for the latest newsletter: Investors In Pupils newsletter 2014  

Morning’ event at Howard Park Community School, Cleckheaton on Wednesday 19 November, where you will hear from headteacher, school coordinator and pupils about the difference it has made in their school as well as take part in a learning walk.  Places cost £95 per delegate.  For more information please go to

Mentor Adepis:  Engaging parents in alcohol and drugs education  FREE SEMINAR FOR SCHOOLS

What is the best way for schools and practitioners to engage parents and family support groups in children and young people's alcohol and drug education? What is the best way to involve parents - who have been affected by a loved one’s addiction - in the delivery of alcohol and drug education in the classroom, ensuring it is based on available evidence and good practice? The aim of this seminar is to provide school teachers, and practitioners involved in alcohol and drug education with general information and useful tips on ways to effectively engage with parents, so that they are better skilled to educate their children about alcohol and drugs – in the classroom and at home.

When: Tuesday 11th November, 12.30—4PM

Where: Leeds City Museum, Thoresby Room

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on site. To find out more visit

 Pubic Health Resource Centre:

For more information about the FREE resource library please click here: 

FREE online grroming posters for schools. To view please click here:

meet me - male poster

meet me - female poster 

Posters can be collected from the Public Health Centre.

Open Day

The PHRC will be holding an informal Open Day at Technorth on Wednesday 5 November 2014, 10am – 2.30pm.

The focus of this Open Day will be financial inclusion, as well as how, or where, to signpost the public (or services who work with the public) for help and advice.

For more details, please visit: where you can find out who will be attending, as well as download the flyer.

New Resources:

Crisis Card

A new mental health resource in stock at the PHRC that is proving very popular.  The ‘Feel like you’ve had enough?’ leaflet and poster contains the contact details of local and national organisations that can offer support during a crisis.  Please click on the links below to view the leaflet and poster, which are both available to order from PHRC now.

Leeds Self-Harm & Eating Disorder Signposting Resource

A new resource has been launched in Leeds, bringing together details of the specialist support agencies locally, for those encountering self-harm and eating disorders.  The resource includes the remit, referral and contact details for each agency and will be updated every six months.  The resource is available at


The current campaigns for October are Stoptober, World Mental Health Day, and Blood in Pee. Please see for information. 

Training Sessions 

This Public Health resource centre will be hosting two further ‘Want to know more about …’ training sessions in November. The first is on niche tobacco, and the second is on human trafficking. Please see for details. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Financial Capability qualifications

ifs University College offers a series of GCSE and A-level equivalent qualifications which help students develop the crucial financial life skills they need, whether progressing from secondary school into further and higher education, or entering the world of work.
All resources are provided online with all students having their own login and on demand examinations, providing very flexible courses that can be delivered in a combination of ways. Results also feed in to performance and attainment tables.

Information can be found here

Katherine Halloways is the Customer Relationship Manager for ifs University College in the North of England. Please contact her with any questions or to arrange a preview of the learning materials.

Contact details: Email      Mob: 07827 7762980

 School Food & Healthy Eating

The School Food Advisors at The Health & Wellbeing Team are helping all schools in Leeds achieve the recommendations set out by the government backed document “The School Food Plan”. This inspiring plan is all about improving school food culture, increasing school meals and teaching children about food and healthy eating. Already it has influenced important changes to statutory requirements which schools should be aware of:

  • The implementation of Universal Infant Free School Meals.
  • The new statutory requirement that cooking has to be taught in the curriculum with a focus on savoury foods and learning about where food comes from.
  • The introduction of brand new school food standards which become legislation in January 2015 including changes to school milk provision requirements.

Courses to help schools implement these changes include Cooking in the Curriculum, School Food- All You Need to Know, How to Set Up a School Garden and School Food Ambassadors. Please see for more information. Bespoke training, assemblies and lessons are also available at request.

 Leeds DEC Please contact to find out more! 

Peer Education toolkits

Looking for an opportunity for your school council to shine? Peer Education Toolkits are being trialled for KS2 and 3 on Waste, Fairtrade and Garment Workers. We can deliver a free session at your school which would need an hour, plus 10 mins for feedback and evaluation. Offer ends at Christmas.

Agents of Change film competition

Wanting a creative idea to engage your students for Black History Month and beyond? Send us a 2 minute film to share your favourite story of someone who has changed the world for the better and how it has inspired you to make a difference. “We need to care for other people not just ourselves” Year 3 pupil.


Fairtrade Fortnight is fast approaching. Book your hands on, engaging Fairtrade workshops now to get the days you want!

Schools Global celebration June 25th 2015

What Global Learning are you doing in your school?

Put together a case study (summary for Global Schools) and present it creatively at the event (£250 grant)

OR join teacher working groups (honorarium available)

Impact assessment- How do we know it’s working?

Capture the impact of your teaching

Review your teaching

Get new ideas and activities (Grants are available)


Global values; How the Global Dimension can enhance your SMSC provision (bespoke)

Free Racial Equality and the Global Dimension 45 min INSET (before Easter)

Free CPD and support available for Global Learning Programme schools

Careers Guidance for pupils in years 8-13

The School to Work Transition Team, within Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services, are supporting schools and colleges to meet their statutory duties to secure access to independent careers guidance for pupils in years 8-13 (Education Act 2011).

 Updated duties in July 2014 require governing bodies to ensure that all registered pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds).

 To help schools and college to understand what this means, we have designed a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) toolkit to support schools in assessing how well they are meeting their statutory duties and assess their practices against Ofsted criteria. This, along with many other resources, is available on the Teacher, Professional & Parent section of Leeds Pathways.

 Leeds Pathways is a local resource Children’s Services has developed to help young people, parents, schools, colleges and practitioners to understand the learning and training offer available in Leeds along with providing resources for Teachers, Professionals and Parents.

If you would like any further information about the statutory duties, or Leeds Pathways please contact Sally Lowe, 14-19 Partnership Manager, Children’s Services





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