Periodically we like to let you know of wider opportunities and resources available to support your PSHE, Citizenship, Safeguarding and emotional health work.
Heartstart training for pupils – Free life support tuition delivered by University of Birmingham Medical Students
Thanks to kind ongoing support from the British Heart Foundation (BHF), medical students from the University of Birmingham are able to offer basic life support (BLS) tuition sessions for students from Key Stage 3 and 4, completely free of charge.
These sessions are delivered at your school and the curriculum can be tailored to meet objectives for science or PSHE lessons. All instructors are fully trained and accredited by the BHF to teach school pupils, and all hold current extended CRB checks.
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Magistrates in the Community (MIC) – A Programme for Schools
For several years a voluntary team of magistrates from Birmingham & Solihull Magistrates’ Court have been visiting both primary and secondary schools, throughout Birmingham and Solihull, presenting the role of the magistrate within our criminal justice system. Presentations are given to year 6 in primary and normally years 10 or 11 in secondary. They address, through question and answer, and role play, issues of citizenship and involve practice in team building and decision making skills.
Separate programmes have been developed for both primary and secondary schools, there being two sessions for each. Schools are free to select those sessions that they consider appropriate. The secondary school sessions may include a role play of a mock trial. Each session, both primary and secondary, is designed to last for one hour, but can be amended as required. The sessions can be run one after the other on the same day, or spread over a number of weeks. Apart from a request for photocopying there is no other cost to schools.
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Annual NSCoPSE Conference – last few places
This is a 2-day conference but any professionals interested in the development of effective PSHE in schools are welcome to attend either one or both of the following:
• Tuesday 14th October: PSHE – enhancing pupils’ achievement
• Wednesday 15th October: Improving pupils’ wellbeing through PSHE
Venue: Maple House, Birmingham B4 6TB
For further information
NSCOPSE letter of invite
NSCoPSE Programme Day 1 14th Oct 2014
NSCoPSE Programme Day 2 15th Oct 2014
The Ofsted outcomes for safeguarding are:
• Children and young people are safe
• Children and young people feel safe
But what happens if children do not know or understand what ‘feeling safe’ actually feels like? Will they know what ‘feeling unsafe’ feels like? Schools and education settings have an important role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. Helping them to understand what safe and unsafe feels like and to develop strategies for self-protection is a crucial part of that role. Protective Behaviours is a practical approach to personal safety which is simple, flexible and effective.
Protective Behaviours for Secondary Schools – Pre-empting & Supporting Pupils Who Exhibit Risk-Taking Behaviour October 9th
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Protective Behaviours for Primary Schools – Being Safe and Feeling Safe Nov 6th
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