Healthier Futures Barnsley

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) is a curriculum subject in England. It aims to help pupils:

  • achieve academic potential
  • stay healthy
  • prepare them for work

Most PSHE education was made statutory in September 2020. This was under the Children and Social Work Act. The majority of this is classed as RSHE. Although some content isn't statutory, schools should still cover this to enhance their pupils’ learning.

Here you can find our PSHE resources for schools and professionals in Barnsley.

Alcohol and drugs

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Alcohol and other drug use PSHE Association KS1 and KS2 lesson packs on alcohol and other drug use.
Teacher training: drugs, alcohol and tobacco DfE Practical materials for primary schools to use to train staff to teach about substance.
DfE
Drug advice for schools, staff and governing bodies. Including the role of schools, powers of confiscation, working with the police, discipline, early intervention, pupils who’s family members misuse drugs, smoke free schools, etc.
Alcohol information Barnsley Council Information including underage drinking, hidden harms and supporting young people who drink.
Alcohol toolkit Barnsley Council Information around alcohol and harms for young people, parents and carers. This resources is for both primary and secondary schools.
Barnsley alcohol plan Barnsley Council This plan offers context around alcohol in Barnsley. A local priority within this plan is children and young people.
GOV.UK
Materials for schools to use to train staff to teach about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
National Organisation for FASD
Advice for educators on FASD
Me and my FASD
Information for people who want to learn about FASD

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
HSE
Resource to teach secondary school students about substances. Includes videos, lesson plans and more.
PHE
Alcohol lesson pack to help pupils identify the reasons why some people drink alcohol and the impact this can cause.
GOV.UK
Advice to help answer some of the most common questions raised by school staff about drugs.

 

Culture, faith and religion

Introduction

Religious education (RE) allows children and young people to explore the world’s religions and views which are independent of religious belief. It also allows them to think about the challenges posed by these beliefs and values. It supports them to develop and reflect on their values and their capacity for moral judgement. By developing awareness of the value of each person in a diverse society, RE encourages responsible attitudes to other people. This will assist in preventing prejudice and intolerance.

For many children and young people, RE lessons will be the first place they learn about people different from themselves. Students are encouraged to learn about and develop their own beliefs and those of others. They should also learn to respect those who hold beliefs different to their own.

Learning through RE enables children and young people to:

  • understand the responses which religious and non-religious views can offer to questions about the nature and meaning of life
  • recognise and understand religious diversity and the importance of religion in society
  • develop respect for others and an understanding of beliefs and practices which are different from their own
  • develop their beliefs, attitudes, values and practices
  • develop the skills of reflection, critical thinking and deciding how to act when making moral decisions
  • make a positive difference to the world by putting their beliefs and values into action

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
RE agreed syllabus Barnsley Council The agreed syllabus for Barnsley detailing what schools should teach pupils in the subject of RE.

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
RE advice and lesson activities Religious Education Council RE advice for teachers, lesson activities and ideas.
Inter Faith Week Inter Faith Network Information and activities for schools during Inter Faith Week.
Celebrating RE lesson ideas Religious Education Council  Useful resources and lesson ideas to celebrate RE in schools.
Faiths and beliefs The Faith and Belief Forum KS2 and KS3 resources for faiths and beliefs.
RE in English schools GOV.UK Religious education in English schools: Non‑statutory guidance 2010.

 

Equality and diversity

Introduction

Equality and diversity is the idea of promoting and accepting the differences between people. Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and equally, no matter their:

  • race
  • gender
  • age
  • disability
  • religion
  • sexual orientation

Diversity is about recognising and respecting these differences to create an-inclusive atmosphere.

Promoting equality and diversity in education is essential for both teachers and students. The aim is to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive together and understand people are unique and not 'different' in a negative way. When you promote diversity in the classroom, you can use a range of activities to help students recognise and respect people’s differences, creating an all-inclusive atmosphere.

Successfully teaching diversity works to highlight characteristics and traits that make people unique rather than different. In 2020 data shows that 10% of school children in Barnsley were from ethnic minority backgrounds. This is part of a rising trend in the borough based on the last two censuses which has seen an overall increase to four in 100 from one in 100 in the previous census.

Young people need to understand equality and human rights. This helps them to understand how they should be treated and how to treat others. When you promote equality and teach these topics, you create a safe environment for students to challenge, discuss, explore, and form lasting values, morals and opinions.

When students are taught to respect diversity, they understand that can help them to:

  • improve relationships
  • tackle prejudice
  • make positive decisions throughout their lives

In today’s challenging and diverse society, you must instil young students with positive and open-minded attitudes.

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Equality Act 2010: advice for schools GOV.UK Guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the act.
Values and critical thinking resources British Red Cross Resources to connect human crisis with human kindness.

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Equality and diversity quiz High Speed Training Test for equality and diversity in the workplace. 
Diversity lesson plan for 11-14 year olds Mentally Healthy Schools Lesson plan to help students understand the diversity of the UK population.
Promoting equality and diversity in the classroom CPD Online College Ways to promote equality and diversity in your school.

 

FGM

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
Multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM GOV.UK Guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children.

 

Health and prevention

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Health and prevention resources Together for All Resources for COVID-19, sleep, dental health, etc.
Health protection e-Bug Microbes and hygiene topics (hand, respiratory, oral, food and more).
Teacher training: health and prevention DfE Resources to train staff to teach about health and prevention. Includes physical illness, sun safety, dental health, personal hygiene, allergies, immunisation and vaccination, self examination and screening.
Oral health for children NHS Toothbrushing, looking after teeth and gums, diet and visiting the dentist.
Asthma friendly schools Transformation Partners in Health and Care Arrangements between health, education and local authorities for managing children and young people with asthma at school.

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
A germ's journey Germ's Journey Health hygiene learning resources (including posters, guides, songs and colouring sheets) for children up until the age of 11.
National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) Office for Health Improvement and Disparities How to support the delivery of the NCMP.
Vaccinations NHS Vaccines offered to children and when to have them.
Sun safety Sun Safe Schools Resources to safeguard children against UV and prevent skin cancer. Uptake by a school gives them accreditation status. This links in with Barnsley Council’s overall cancer prevention and early detection agenda - educating our residents on healthy lifestyles.
Fun in the sun checklist Barnsley Council Checklist to have fun in the sun:

- Have you covered your arms with a t-shirt?
- Have you put on your sun cream?
- Have you put on your hat?
- Have you got your sunglasses ready?
- Is there a lot of shade to play in?

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Germs, bacteria and viruses Tes Lesson resources for germs, bacteria and viruses.
Health protection resources for staff YHPHN Training sessions aimed at raising awareness and developing an understanding of health protection for staff working in education and childcare settings.
Health for teenagers Health for Teens Information about feelings, growing up, health, lifestyle, relationships and sexual health.
Stay sun safe checklist Barnsley Council Checklist to act as a reminder how to stay safe in the sun during warmer, sunnier months. This links in with Barnsley Council’s overall cancer prevention and early detection agenda - educating our residents on healthy lifestyles.

- Seek the shade during the hottest part of the day, especially between 11am and 4pm.
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad brimmed hat and UV blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day.
- Reapply sun cream routinely throughout the day.

 

Health protection

Introduction to health protection

One of the key roles in Public Health is to the protect the health of the population. It's important that residents across Barnsley are protected against a range of threats and hazards to health.

Within education and childcare settings, health protection covers:

  • Preventing and controlling infections
  • Immunisation programmes
  • Managing outbreaks and incidents
  • Managing specific infectious diseases

Resources for staff

Resource Organisation Description
Health protection in children and young people settings UKHSA Guide on managing cases of infectious disease in children and young people settings, including education. The guide covers what infections are, prevention and control. It also includes supporting immunisation programmes, managing outbreaks and managing specific diseases.
Managing infections in schools poster PHE Poster to signpost to the online guide about managing infections in education settings.
Barnsley infectious diseases poster Barnsley Council Barnsley poster for the reporting process for notifiable diseases.
Health protection training YHPHN Presentations of training sessions to develop an understanding of health protection for staff working in education and childcare settings.
Vaccine knowledge project University of Oxford Independent, evidence-based information about vaccines and infectious disease.
Should I keep my child off school? UKHSA Poster to provide guidance on when a child should be kept off school after an illness.
Diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak action checklist UKHSA Checklist for managing diarrhoea and vomiting in education settings.
Exclusion table UKHSA An exclusion table to help manage health protection in education settings.
How to hand wash WHO Hand washing poster.

 

Internet safety, bullying and gambling

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
School resources for internet safety Internet Matters Lessons to tackle screen time, setting up devices safety, cyberbullying, fake news, password security etc.
Childnet resource library Childnet Lesson plan guidance, activities and worksheets to explore various online safety topics.
Help, advice and resources for teachers Childnet Guidance on a range of online safety topics for educators and schools.
CEOP
CEOP’s Think U Know website has a range of resources, advice and toolkits for professionals teaching young people about online safety.
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership
Showing how to stay safe on popular apps.  
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership
Practical information on how to deal with situations online and places to go for help. 

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
Help, advice and resources for 4–11 year olds Childnet Guidance for helping to keep young children happy and safe online.
BBC Own It BBC BBC Own It offers training, resources and guidance on a range of topics regarding online safety for KS2 pupils (7 to 11 years). Topics include online relationships, bullying and self-image. Advice is free and available for professionals, parents and children themselves.
Be Internet Awesome interactive site

Google Google’s Be Internet Awesome is an interactive training platform to teach children about online safety. Through interactive games, children are taught topics such as fake news, internet privacy and online bullying.
Be Internet Awesome resources Google Digital safety resource tools for the classroom.
Play Like Share CEOP Play Like Share is a three episode animated series helping 8 to 10 year olds learn about internet safety.
Teaching online safety in schools GOV.UK Guidance on how schools can make sure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online.
Education for a Connected World GOV.UK A framework to equip children and young people for digital life.

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Confident Me Dove School workshops on body image for pupils aged 11 to 14 years old.
Help, advice and resources for 11–18 year olds Childnet Guidance and tips to help young people navigate and enjoy the online world.
Gambling advice for young people BigDeal BigDeal is a place for young people to find information and support related to gambling.
Gambling advice for parents and teachers BigDeal Gambling advice for parents and those working with young people.
SWGfL
A resource that offers children, young people and parents advice and strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents.
Oak National Academy
Lesson plans, resources and activities for teaching about online harms in key stage 3.
Oak National Academy
Lesson plans, resources and activities for teaching about online harms in key stage 4.
That's Not Cool
Resources about teen dating violence, including digital violence and control.

 

LGBTQIA+

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Lesson plans for LGBT+ inclusivity Rainbow Flag Award LGBT+ awareness lesson plans as part of PSHE or RSE national curriculum.
Stonewall
LGBT+ inclusive books for children and young people.
LGBT inclusive RSHE: a guide for schools Mentally Healthy Schools Guide to help primary and secondary schools deliver LGBT inclusive RSHE lessons.
RSE and health education
GOV.UK
Draft statutory guidance for schools.
Statutory guidance: RSE 
GOV.UK
Introduction to requirements of the statutory guidance.
LGBT teaching The Classroom Resources, lessons, toolkits and guidance.
Toolkit of LGBT inclusive teaching resources for all key stages  Just Like Us Latest news from the LGBT+ young people's charity.
Sexuality and sexual orientation NSPCC Advice on supporting a young person if they've come out or are questioning their sexuality.
LGBTQI+ mental health Anna Freud Resource to support the mental health of LGBTQI+ young people.

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
LGBT+ starter toolkit for primary schools Stonewall Toolkit to support primary schools in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Includes helping to track incidents, engage parents and carers.
Creating an LGBT+ inclusive primary curriculum Stonewall How to create an LGBT+ inclusive primary curriculum.
LGBT+ physical activity lesson packs Stonewall Lesson packs to ensure LGBT+ inclusion sport activities.
Film and resource pack- what it means to be yourself Stonewall A film about what it means to be yourself, with a resource pack.
Activity: different families, same love Stonewall Help your pupils create different families with a range of stickers and cards.
Advice for disruption of LGBT+ activities within education DfE GOV.UK advice for disruption of LGBT+ activities within education.
Resources for LGBT young people, their families and friends The BeYou Project Advice for young people, teachers and others.

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Stonewall
Toolkit to support primary schools in tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language Stonewall A 10 step guide to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language within your school.
Poster packs for non-binary days of visibility Stonewall Poster pack for schools and college on non-binary days of visibility.
Working with parents resources Stonewall Useful resources for schools working with parents regarding LGBT+.
Student LGBT groups Stonewall Guide to setting up a student LGBT group in secondary schools and colleges.
Stonewall
How to create an LGBT+ inclusive secondary curriculum.
Stonewall
Lessons for use during LGBT history month.
Barnardo's
Secondary school resources for assemblies and lessons.
Crown Prosecution Service
LGBT+ hate crime schools project pack, including classroom activities, and guidance for teachers.
Trans inclusion schools toolkit Brighton and Hove City Council
Useful guidance to support trans children and young people in their community.
Support with bullying The Kite Trust Resources to support with homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying.
Respectful and intimate relationships ClickView Secondary school resource for teaching about respectful and intimate relationships.

 

Road safety

Introduction

Barnsley’s ambition is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured (KSIs) by at least 50% by 2023. We know that every single death or serious injury is a tragedy and that one is too many. We want to improve our road networks and increase active travel across the borough.

Staying safe on the roads is incredibly important and it’s never too early to start to lay the foundations for road safety with key road safety messages.

Why teach road safety?

Here are some of the benefits to teaching road safety:

  • Lays the foundations for life skills that can be used throughout our lives.
  • Helps keep children safe around school, on trips and out and about in Barnsley and the surrounding area.
  • It can contribute to many areas of the curriculum, including subject areas such as PSHE, maths, geography, English, history, drama, art or science.
  • Contributes to the outcomes for Every Child Matters and the Children Act (2004) - that of:
    • being healthy
    • staying safe
    • enjoying and achieving
    • promoting knowledge and independence
    • making a positive contribution to mental health and economic wellbeing

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
Let's go back to school safely South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Assembly presentation to remind pupils how to be safe when travelling to and from school.
Be Bright Be Seen presentation South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Video about road safety in winter.
Be Bright Be Seen South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Be Bright Be Seen colouring sheet and maze.
Summer road safety South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Presentation on road safety during the summer months.
Jessie's journey presentation South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Recorded session for year 6 pupils to aid them in transitioning to secondary school and maintaining good road safety when getting to and from school.
Jessie's journey booklet South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Accompanying booklet for the Jessie’s journey year 6 presentation.
Junior road safety officer (JRSO) scheme South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Free scheme to all primary schools in South Yorkshire. The role of the JRSO is to encourage safety within their school community and for everyone to take responsibility for their own safety on the road. They can do this by addressing road safety issues on a regular basis throughout the school year.
Think! teaching resources Think! Road safety teaching resources for children aged 3 to 6, 7 to 12 and 13 to 16. Includes lesson plans, supporting documents, films and games.
Brake teaching resources Brake Assemblies, lesson plans, parent letters and factsheets.
RoSPA teaching resources RoSPA Free resources such as practical pedestrian training for children in year 3 and year 4.
Parent's guide to teaching road safety RoSPA

Free resources for parents.

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Learner driver information South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Resources and information for young drivers and learner drivers, including practical guidance.
Driving on high speed roads Driving Hub Resources for learner drivers and parents on speeding and driving safely.
Drive Start South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Interactive session for novice and pre-drivers (KS5). It demonstrates that 'driving isn’t easy' and highlights the importance of extended learning and gaining greater experience.
Motorcycles and scooters South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Resources and links relating to young motorcycle and moped riders.
Ridefree South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Free award-winning enhanced addition to compulsory basic training (CBT). Its main aim is to help prepare for CBT and riding on the road. Aims to increase knowledge of riding skills and behaviour.
Good Egg Safety Guide Good Egg Safety Resources relating to cycling and driving.

 

Safeguarding

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
Teach consent Teach Consent Video and discussion guide teaching the skills of consent to teenagers.
Give 'n' Get project London Metropolitan University Information about the Give 'n' Get project.
Give and get consent Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Resource for teaching sexual consent to key stages 3 and 4.
Women's rights Amnesty International Lesson pack about women's rights and gender equality.
Online pornography Childnet Lesson and talking heads film about the topic of online pornography.
Female genital mutilation Amnesty International Resources for teaching students about female genital mutilation (FGM).
Radicalisation and extremism educate. against. hate. Resources to help safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.
Hate crime Stop Hate UK Resources to use to teach students about hate crime, including online hate.
Contextual safeguarding Youth and Policing Education Hub Resources around contextual safeguarding issues. 
County lines Youth and Policing Education Hub Lesson pack for teaching about county lines child criminal exploitation.

 

Smoking and vaping

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Actions to take when young people vape and smoke Action for Smoking and Health Briefing with messages for schools regarding youth vaping, smoking and the advised action to take.
Youth vaping LiveWell Barnsley Information and resources to help carers and educators to have evidence based conversations about smoking and vaping.
Making smoking invisible Barnsley Council We're working to reduce smoking in Barnsley with the aim to create a smoke free generation. This includes places in Barnsley such as schools, high streets, colleges and parks.
GOV.UK
Materials for schools to use to train staff to teach about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.