Our Work In Secondary Schools
Our work with 11 – 18 year olds is diverse – we appreciate that schools are under increasing pressure to build resilience and educate young people on so many issues. We hope to support schools in doing so by offering a wide range of programmes for the whole school community.
I’m The Girl I Want To Be
In terms of our life skills courses, our experienced instructors are licenced and trained to deliver “I’m the girl I want to be” which is an 8-session course for up to 12 girls which takes them on a journey through issues of self-esteem, body image, fashion, the media, sex and relationships, friendships, dreams and aspirations and much more. It is designed to be a place for girls to share opinions and gives them space to make up their own mind about the issues that affect and interest them every day.
Our 6-week boys course covers a variety of topics and issues that are relevant to boys of secondary school age. We tend to work with groups of 12 and the content covers self-esteem, body image, fashion, social media, mindset and much more.
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
Our RSE lessons are designed to Supporting young people in making wise and healthy choices, meeting the needs of young people, whilst also helping schools meet Ofsted inspection criteria. A strong RSE provision is increasingly recognised as an essential aspect of a school’s safeguarding responsibilities. We can provide one-off lessons, regular lessons or collapsed curriculum day. Lessons include:
- Healthy relationships
- Relationship consent
- Becoming a parent
- HIV / AIDS
- Online behavior
- Distortion of the media / pornography
Our team are FULLY TRAINED in Acet UK’s Esteem materials which have been researched, written, tested and continuously revised.
Relationship & Sex Education Workshops
We also have 2 relationship & sex education (RSE) workshops for secondary schools, that each last 1-hour. These workshops provide a taster of our full RSE programme.
As well as our RSE work, we can provide one-off workshops on thought-provoking themes such as mindset, body image, stress and mental health.
Our instructors provide one-to-one mentoring for students using guided self-help techniques. We can focus in on a particular area, such as motivation or goal-setting. We tailor our approach to suit the needs of the student.
Our parent workshop helps parents develop their understanding of children or young people’s mental health and explores how parents can further support their children. One of the topics we cover that parents find particularly helpful is about the adolescent brain.