Ingrid Sutherland outlines controversial new guidance on the provision of sexual health services in schools

Thousands of events are taking place throughout the UK as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 which runs until the 9th of March

In the countdown to 2012, the Young Ambassadors programme is striving to ensure the much-vaunted legacy of the London Olympics becomes a reality

History can help young people to see the ‘big picture’ about enslavement, says E Kay Traille

Jon Handcock outlines the latest British Red Cross initiative for acquiring first aid skills

School leaders need a national strategy for citizenship education if they are to build on the excellent practice of those who have grasped citizenship as a tool for school transformation argues Tony Breslin, chief executive of the Citizenship Foundation

The National Curriculum statement of values has been misunderstood, says Graham Haydon

Empowering young people throughout the Commonwealth to become active citizens is one of the goals of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. Gertrude Shotte reports on its work

Schools can develop strategies to improve fairness and freedom, says Diane Bebbington

Entrepreneurial activities can help young people gain respect, says Madeleine White

Fred Redwood explains how storytelling offers a range of opportunities for learning

How can we help young people deal better with the losses they experience? Secondary drama teacher and SEAL coordinator Julie Leoni reflects on her own experiences

Gerald Haigh begins a three-part series on primary assemblies by looking at values

New technologies offer an interactive approach to developing social skills in schools and colleges, as Les Cowan explains

Looking after other people’s children is responsible work, says Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Dealing with cancer in PSHE can promote health and allay fears, says Chris Rushbrook

Rights literacy is core to inclusion and wellbeing. It should underpin schooling, argues Hilary Hunt

This sensitive area should be part of every setting’s PSE programme, says Margaret Collins

As the world in which we live comes closer together in some ways and further apart in many, Margaret Collins suggests ways in which we in schools can help to make it a better place

Diversity and Citizenship in the Curriculum: Research Review is a recent DfES research briefing that looks at the way in which citizenship and diversity is taught across the curriculum.

Julia Frankl argues that studying the abolition of slavery challenges discrimination

Anjana Khatwa explores the implications of acquiring World Heritage Site status

Fred Redwood reports on a fitness profiling computer system for schools and colleges

‘Community cohesion’ is now a legal obligation on school governors and we must make the best of it, says Richard Bird, former headteacher and now legal consultant to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). He asks how teaching of history could contribute to this objective.

Graham Haydon argues against newspaper reactionism.

In his introduction to a new column, Dr Graham Haydon focuses on choice and discusses how the decisions we make influence our everyday life.

Celine West shows how head spanners and glass eyes can be used to unpack prejudice.

Heather Osborne describes how PSHE and performing arts can be used to promote peace education.

Graham Haydon argues that it is time to talk about a difficult topic.

Dr Christine Fanthome outlines the multiple benefits of singing in a choir.

Malcolm Rigler and David Loshak outline strategies to improve young people’s health.

Ofsted’s last report on PSHE observed that parenting is frequently ignored in secondary schools. Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe outlines ways forward for 11-19 year olds.

Neil Hawkes outlines a values-based approach to school improvement.

In this article, Christopher Williams unpacks recent DfES guidance on student involvement.

James Park reflects on the progress of personal, social and health education.

David Watkins argues that homophobia is something we should talk about and offers practical advice for creating LGBT-inclusive schools.

Andrew Chambers tackles young people’s binge drinking through a new resource.

Graham Haydon explores the role of moral constraint in influencing behaviour.

Student Volunteering Week offers all young people opportunities, says Christine Fanthome.

Anna Tombs reports on research into intervention work against bullying.

Mark Jennett clarifies why schools and colleges need to talk about homosexuality.

Graham Haydon argues that we must go beyond vague references to values.

Richard Ennals looks at the ongoing work to bring internationalism into schools and colleges.

In recent years assembly has been squeezed by the pressures of the curriculum but its importance in demonstrating what your school stands for should not be under-estimated, says former headteacher Gerald Haigh.

Susan Johnson promotes land-based jobs for young people.

Liz Thomas describes a north-south education project for sustainable development.

Dr Barbara Spender, Freelance Writer and Researcher, with information supplied by Terry Smith, Assistant Headteacher, Ninestiles Secondary School, Acocks Green, Birmingham.

Dr Barbara Spender considers the key questions underpinning Every Child Matters implementation from first considerations about individual school priorities, through visibility in specific curriculum areas, to evaluation and measurement of success.

A free training seminar on gambling education will take place in London on 10 May 2007. The seminar is being organised by Tacade, a leading charity working in the field of PSHCE.

In his regular column Dr Graham Haydon argues that when the principles of justice and care are combined a more beneficial outcome is likely to be achieved.

In a special feature which encourages informed and responsible ways of tackling abuses of power Dr Christopher Williams suggests that young people make use of new web resources.

The idea of using quantitative measures to evaluate students’ personal and social development can arouse considerable anxiety. James Park, director of Antidote, argues that there is a way.

Tony Cassidy, citizenship coordinator at Kirk Hallam Community Technology College, Derbyshire describes the benefits of a Japanese exchange programme.

Don Harrison describes three ways to explore issues of global poverty through a new resource from Save the Children.

Preparing students for undergraduate life can help them to make the most of university and achieve long term life goals, argues Dr Christine Fanthome

In his regular column, Dr Graham Haydon argues that in responding to multiculturalism, we need to think hard about the idea of culture.

Jacek Brant found that taxation was an unattractive subject for pupils. He describes the findings of his team’s research and a practical resource that was developed in response to it.

Critical thinking skills can help us unpack national stereotypes. Dr Christopher Williams proposes strategies and resources focusing on the image of young people in Palestine.

Dr Hugh Starkey discusses two pilot CPD courses, part of a new DfES initiative on citizenship.

John Potter says citizenship gives education meaning and purpose – and students seem to agree.

A new study guide by Quakers makes a valuable contribution to peace, finds Brian Walker.

In his regular column, Dr Graham Haydon asks whether tolerance has become an easy option, which allows us to continue with an underlying disapproval of others because they are different.

In his regular column, Dr Graham Haydon argues that the decision to smoke is not just a matter of individual choice.

Dr Anjana Khatwa and Richard Edmonds raise questions about fossil collecting and how to maintain environments for a sustainable future.

David Cattell explores the comparative strengths of vertical and horizontal systems of pastoral care.

Timothy Jones shows how performance helps students at the British Council School in Madrid become informed world citizens.

In his regular column, Dr Graham Haydon suggests that reflecting on your own school can be a good way into raising wider questions about communities and the values they share.

Based on his keynote address to the 2006 PSHE and citizenship conference, Dr Christopher Williams discusses the importance of change.

Dr Susan Johnson explains how the UK’s bid to make Charles Darwin’s home a World Heritage Site will help to maintain biodiversity.

Karen Garvin of ActionAid explains how the My Friend Needs A Teacher initiative helps students learn that they have the power to make the world a better place.

Lucy Marcovitch shows how progression and achievement in PSHE can be recognised, demonstrated and celebrated at all key stages.

Preparing sixth-formers for their first weeks of university life has long-term benefits. Dr Christine Fanthome describes how to make the most of independence.

Mike Walton examines the latest developments in the government’s efforts to make increased youth volunteering a reality.

In his regular column, Dr Graham Haydon argues that, despite appearances, PSHE as well as citizenship has a role in education for democracy.

Cynthia Jones argues that active internationalism is an essential part of CPD for citizenship.

Changing attitudes is fundamental to achieving full inclusion argues Liz Fitzpatrick.

John Potter explores a government proposal for citizenship education.

Peer support schemes can benefit staff and pupils. Jaci Smith describes one initiative and explains how to get started.

Chris Cowan explains how theatre in education can be a powerful tool in teaching sex and relationship education and other PSHE and citizenship topics.

This scheme of work has the theme of Rich World Poor World.

Citizenship Days for Years 7,8 and 9 focused on the global economy, the environment, disability and challenging stereotypes.

Questions for whole-school change – A suggested planning framework for providing citizenship education with a global dimension.

Global citizenship benchmarks for secondary schools.

This system introduced a rota of Year 8 pupils as ‘Duty Prefects’, which raised participation and addressed elements of the Citizenship curriculum.

This project focused on integrating Fair Trade purchasing throughout the school and raising pupil and staff awareness of global issues.

Careful planning and clear outcomes made for a successful citizenship INSET event.

Global citizenship and critical thinking were key elements of this three-year collaborative project.

Dr John Hopkin, chair of the Geographical Association’s Education Committee, looks at why geography has lost its status in the subject league tables and the ways in which it can be put back on the school map.

Tips for running staff training in the global dimension of citizenship, by Topsy Page, Manchester DEP.

Former head Dave Weston describes how links with a Finnish school paid dividends for his staff and pupils and led to further similar initiatives.

A recent survey by the Drinkaware Trust draws attention to the lack of information that 11-16 receive on the dangers of drinking.

A new campaign calls on the government to launch an enquiry into the impact of parental alcohol misuse and develop new services for parents and children

The government’s 10-year strategy for childcare, Choice for parents, the best start for children, promised to establish a single coherent development and learning framework for all young children from birth to the age of five. The DfES is currently consulting on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which provides that framework.

Planning, preparation and staff INSET for a Black Achievement Festival to coincide with Black History Month.

Young people discuss bullying, citizenship, fair trade and social responsibility. Friday 25th February 2005 – transcript.

To mark Martin Luther King day, students wrote poems on social responsibility themes.

On Martin Luther King Day, suggestions from Year 8 and 9 students at Benjamin Britten High School.

The aim of this project was, ‘for students to understand the effect of global economics on countries with significant debt’. Specifically, how consumer pressure can ease the burden on developing nations.

An INSET session on ‘the global dimension in citizenship education’ was run by the Head of Citizenship at Eaton Bank, Congleton in Cheshire.

Citizenship education is being integrated into curriculum planning across the UK. The following ‘steps to success’ come from Norfolk LEA, which worked with Norfolk and Suffolk schools on the Developing Citizenship project.

Trafford’s capacity for supporting schools in curriculum development has been significantly expanded by the Developing Citizenship Project.

If citizenship with a global dimension is taught and learned in all schools, great things can be achieved! Heather Swainston from Cheshire Development Education Centre explains how.

Global citizenship links can help increase children’s and young people’s knowledge of the wider world. The Manchester Healthy Schools Partnership created a close working relationship with three schools in Kabwe, Zambia.

This project has shown how some ‘blockages’ to greater global awareness in schools can be unblocked. The challenge now is to share and learn from our experiences. By Sandy Betlem, NEAD.

The Kwathu Project is building international links to teach students in both the UK and Malawi about the true meaning of home – at a local, national and global level.

UNICEF UK’s whole school change initiative the ‘Rights Respecting School Award’, has been informed by the Developing Citizenship project, as Heather Jarvis from UNICEF UK explains.

Developmental projects can be complex. Oxfam’s Angela Grunsell reflects on what she learned from being part of the project management group.

Our Global Citizenship Day was a June event for Year 8s as a follow up to the unit of work they had done on Global Citizenship earlier in the year.

Our theme was ‘Rich World, Poor World’. How do we open the eyes of children to equality issues?

This project supports the National Framework for PSHE and the National Healthy School Standard, as well as supporting the development of Citizenship throughout the school with some 1400 pupils.

Our Global Citizenship days are off-timetable events with a mixture of quizzes, activities, video, and seminars. They are designed to cater for approximately half a year group at a time (110 students).

This was one of those projects that makes you think being a teacher really is worthwhile!

At Hethersett we chose to focus on a Black Achievement Festival to coincide with Black History Month.

A review of the attitudes of the whole school towards global citizenship resulted in changes to the School Development Plan.

The Trading Game is part of a proactive approach towards Citizenship, including a new Citizenship department and a Human Rights group.

Our multi-cultural arts day was aimed at Year 7 students and was one of a programme of stop days around global citizenship in our school.

Fair trade day formed part of a whole school curriculum enrichment programme, and linked to the Citizenship scheme of work, which explores diversity and human rights in a local, national and global context.

Many schools would say their students have a voice, but do they really? What about at Whalley Range?

Kato Cruwys Harris explains how teachers can make geography more relevant to society and young people, by incorporating citizenship.

What happens when a porcupine moves in with a load of moles? Using a hypothetical dilemma from the animal world, Dr Graham Haydon explores the perspectives adopted by female and male students.

The Manifesto for Education Outside the Classroom promotes high-quality outdoor learning experiences to support cognitive skills and aid personal development – gardening fits the bill, says Dr Susan Johnson

A whole-school approach to food and health is fundamental to establishing good dietary habits and an understanding of the links between good nutrition and future health. In this article Anna Denny shows how shools can support children in leading a healthy lifestyle.

If pupils feel safe, secure and, above all, happy at school, they are less likely to play truant and the atmosphere is more likely to be conducive to learning.

Michael Wilson, Lecturer in Education Management, and Jon Prosser at School of Education, University of Leeds.

The government is encouraging primary schools to set up school councils.

The squeeze on the time available for PSHE is just one reason why its provision is variable across schools. In this article, education consultant Adrian King looks at the arguments for and against making PSHE a statutory element of the national curriculum.