'Keeping safe' FGM guidance & lesson plan (Year 7-8)

'Keeping safe' FGM guidance & lesson plan (Year 7-8)

Guidance, lesson plan & accompanying resources on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), seeking help, and reporting FGM concerns.

Teaching about FGM is an important part of a school’s approach to safeguarding and child protection. To support schools that are teaching specifically about FGM at the secondary phase (beyond the protective factors developed through other contexts), the PSHE Association has developed new guidance and a lesson plan for lower key stage 3 (Year 7-8).

Guidance

This guidance is for teachers and PSHE leads teaching about FGM during the secondary phase. It contextualises the issue and the relevant statutory requirements to help you consider how to include FGM within your curriculum at an age-appropriate level. Ensure you read the guidance before teaching the lesson.


Lesson plan (PDF and PowerPoint versions available)

For use with Year 7 or 8 pupils, the lesson plan and accompanying resources will help teachers to:

  • explain what FGM is
  • highlight the law in relation to FGM
  • explore myths and facts in relation to FGM
  • ensure that those who have been subject to FGM, or may still be at risk, know where to seek help and access support.

Subject Specialist Liz Laming says:
“Building on what has been taught at primary phase, teaching about FGM at KS3 helps to cement students' understanding of this vital topic. This lesson supports the development of protective factors that will help young people to speak up, seek help and report if they or others are at risk, or have experienced FGM.”

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Guidance documents
Lesson plans

Subject(s)

Safety (including Physical and Online Safety)

Levels

Key Stage 3

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