Working in a multi-agency environment to positively engage targeted young people, Paul Rogers explains why no two days are ever the same
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
Some people think that children under five are too young to express opinions, but Sara Bryson and her colleagues found ways of ensuring that babies and children were at the heart of the decision-making process
In the countdown to 2012, the Young Ambassadors programme is striving to ensure the much-vaunted legacy of the London Olympics becomes a reality
A recent research review reveals exactly what pupils want from the curriculum
Annie Beaumont says that honesty, respect and trust are the foundations for getting on together
Barry Griffiths summarises key points of an online debate about family relationships
History can help young people to see the ‘big picture’ about enslavement, says E Kay Traille
Jeremy Cunningham shows how schools can ensure ‘just’ disciplinary procedures
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
Liz Thomas describes how a holistic ESDGC strategy for action operates in Wales
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
Toby Wood and Nick Guest describe how they have encouraged implementation of the SEAL materials in Peterborough primary schools.
The Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH) – the national voice for children’s hospice services – asks schools to celebrate 25 years of children’s hospice care through the Butterfly Swimathon.
Graham Haydon responds to the prominence of wellbeing in the news
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
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
The pressures created by a high-performance culture made it difficult for the children at one primary school to learn and collaborate. Tamara Bibby, a lecturer at the Institute of Education in London, explains
What happens when your child AND your partner are both at home sick? Secondary drama teacher Julie Leoni discusses the issues raised by her experiences
A learning partner can help you influence your organisation to move in a more emotionally literate direction, as Peter Sharp, director of learning for MouchelParkman, explains
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
Daniel Raven-Ellison shows how geographical thinking makes sense of the world
Anjana Khatwa explores the implications of acquiring World Heritage Site status
Schools need to unpack ‘enterprise’ and ‘entrepreneurship’, say Jacek Brant and Alastair Falk
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.
A new curriculum-based website to promote awareness of meningitis is outlined by Caroline Hill.
Dr Christine Fanthome outlines the multiple benefits of singing in a choir.
Madeleine White illustrates how to engage teenagers in the world of work
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.
In this article, Beverley Bailey outlines opportunites for working in healthcare.
Nikki Parker advises on how to help young people survive family disruptions.
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.
Christine Fanthome outlines practical strategies for school and college leavers
Andrew Chambers tackles young people’s binge drinking through a new resource.
Professional teams can make the agenda for change work, says Dr Nick Johnson OBE.
Graham Haydon explores the role of moral constraint in influencing behaviour.
Bob Jelley argues that success is essential since, for many youngsters, a teacher may be one of the most significant male role models in their lives.
Student Volunteering Week offers all young people opportunities, says Christine Fanthome.
In a second extract from his book, psychologist Steve Killick describes two approaches to engaging young people in problem-solving conversations.
Anna Tombs reports on research into intervention work against bullying.
Jenni Whitehead discusses the issue of young people at risk of abuse through prostitution.
Claire Maxwell and Ian Warwick highlight some ways in which student mental health is being addressed in colleges of further education
Ollie McFadden describes improvements at Sutton Grammar School for Boys.
Mark Jennett clarifies why schools and colleges need to talk about homosexuality.
Graham Haydon argues that we must go beyond vague references to values.
Christine Fanthome shows how students can gain essential employment skills.
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.
Paul Grainger outlines strategies for high-quality careers provision.
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.
Independent drug consultant, Adrian King, questions the wisdom of drug testing in schools, arguing that it undermines the support offered to pupils through effective PSHE and sends out a clear message that pupils are not to be trusted.
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.
Teaching Expertise is delighted to announce our sponsorship of a teacher’s expedition to Antarctica, exploring how humans cope with extremes.
Children’s therapist John Cousins examines the concept of self-esteem, which is integral to a child reaching Early Learning Goals in the PSE area of learning.
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.
Colin Noble explains how achieving national healthy school status supports the new ‘whole-child’ agenda.
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.
Dr Diane Bebbington and Eileen Burke examine the effects of unsupported language difficulties.
A new study guide by Quakers makes a valuable contribution to peace, finds Brian Walker.
Robin Richardson writes in a personal capacity about DfES advice on countering racist bullying for which he acted as external consultant.
Schools should be at the centre of professional support for children and heads should champion change, argues Nick Johnson OBE.
Dr Christine Fanthome argues that good planning is essential if students are to maximise the benefits of workplace learning.
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.
Alice Mayers describes a collaborative project between the Foundling Museum and the National Theatre.
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.
Dr Diane Bebbington discusses the implications of a new initiative to address inequalities.
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.
Pupil focus groups can be used to evaluate your school’s G&T programme, as teachers Paul Ainsworth and Josephine Smith explain
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.
Former head Dave Weston describes how links with a Finnish school paid dividends for his staff and pupils and led to further similar initiatives.
Researchers based at the University of Bristol are examining the support for children with complex communication needs – in both mainstream and special schools – to express their views and make decisions for themselves.
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.
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.
Global citizenship has radically altered the Key Stage 3 curriculum at Broadoak High School.
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.
An anti-racism day held in 2002 brought together visiting speakers, specialist workshops, interested staff and visitors from NFC. This became a model for our first global citizenship event.
One World Day was part of a week linked to the School Development Plan, focusing on global issues.
A review of the attitudes of the whole school towards global citizenship resulted in changes to the School Development Plan.
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?
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.
Build a sense of community responsibility and belonging, supported by reconciliation and the identification of positive ways of resolving difficulties and tensions.
A form of Relationship Management.
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.
Teachers tell of going to the Ukraine for a Teachers’ International Professional Development and a unique education experience.
Headteacher Martin Ainsworth extols the benefits to his school of taking part in the Blueprint Drug Education Research Programme.
Michael Wilson, Lecturer in Education Management, and Jon Prosser at School of Education, University of Leeds.
School culture is a term that curriculum managers are having to pay more attention to in nearly all areas of their job. But how do you identify what culture prevails in your school, understand the implications this has for your curriculum leadership, and from there make changes for the better? Jon Prosser, Director of International Education Management at the University of Leeds, shows how.
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.