We offer a range of innovative support, training and consultancy to help prevent and respond to bullying, prejudice and hurtful language and behaviour. Our services focus on creating a school culture and curriculum where positive relationships will lead to enhanced wellbeing for everyone.

    The teaching of safeguarding and anti-abuse is at the heart of the RSHE curriculum. The wellbeing teams training and consultancy can support effective reduction of vulnerability through embedding a skills focussed approach that enables pupils to identify and weigh risks within relationships and to provide and seek support appropriately. Critical thinking skills and a moral compass will enhance character. 

    Support for schools, academies and multi-academy trusts across all phases

    Behaviour review

    A full day behaviour review followed by a written report confirming observed strengths and areas for development.

    Peer to peer support strategies

    Staff and/or pupil training to enable effective peer support programmes to be introduced. A package of support could include a consultation with the lead teacher and training of pupils.

    Issue specific training, consultancy and support

    Programmes to date have included:

    • sexual harassment an sexualised behaviours*
    • intervention workshops for classes and groups struggling with relationships
    • parent and carer workshops e.g. supporting your child with relationships at school
    • training and resources on anti-homophobia, biphobia and transphobia
    • training and resources on anti-racism
    • training in effective playground supervision for primary phase staff

    * In response to the present ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website concerns, the following more finely detailed information on support may be helpful. 

    Sexual harassment and abuse review process for schools

    From September 2021 individual schools and MATs can book the following full day review from the HfL Wellbeing Team, followed by feedback and a written report.

    Anti-sexual abuse audit by the Wellbeing team (focused on gender, relationships, sexual harassment and consent)                                            

    • students’ lived experience and student attitudes
    • staff confidence, engagement, understanding and consistency
    • preventative curriculum and safety in the school environment
    • relevant policy and practice – including language and attitudes ‘usualisation’
    • recording and reporting systems (thresholds and referral pathways)
    • responding to incidents (logs)
    • interactions between students and between students and staff
    • managing disclosures, including pupil support
    • working with parents and carers
    • engagement with local organisations/agencies

    Further support through staff INSET, consultancy or twilights

    The following list reflects the range of content that can be included in any tailored training or consultancy programme for individual schools or for MATs. Training sessions can be delivered as INSET twilights for whole staff teams, as briefings or as light-bites.

    Where schools share an interest, sessions can be organised to be delivered centrally as light-bites (1.5 hours). Consultancy is tailored to meet the needs of the staff involved but can be attended by representative from multiple schools to reduce cost.

    All of the following content is focussed on young people’s contexts and appropriate teaching, classroom resources and school systems

    • teaching an anti-sexual abuse curriculum
    • responding to disclosures and processes to support all involved
    • what is inappropriate touch, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse?
    • cultures that enable sexual bullying – what it looks like in a school, where it happens (hot-spotting) and how to deconstruct it
    • the law on consent and domestic violence
    • responding to the sexualisation of children and young people and the stereotyping of sexes, genders and relationships
    • toxic masculinity and how to counter its drivers
    • attraction, oppression and porn’s impact on relationship expectations 
    • exploring with young people what a positive and a negative relationships might look and feel like. Identifying the shifts and tricks
    • young people’s experiences of sexual bullying and how to research in school sensitively
    • overcoming stigma and fear around reporting and accessing help when needed – relevant data, signposting and identifying when to access support
    • peer pressure, sexual harassment and abuse (including in relationship to puberty changes)
    • working with parents on issues of preventing and responding to sexual harassment and abuse
    • using the RSHE and wider curriculum to deliver consistent messages on consent, anti-abuse and safety in relationships

    For further information and to discuss or book support please contact wellbeing@hertsforlearing.co.uk