Episode 1 - Selecting and working with visitors and speakers
In this episode we explore the topic of using external visitors/contributors in the classroom and consider some of the potential benefits and challenges that these visits can bring, alongside several strategies and examples for managing them effectively. We also discuss the new statutory guidelines for relationships (RSE) education and health education, and the opportunity this brings — to raise the status of the subject and ensure high quality training.
The podcast is based on our guidance document: Selecting and working with visitors and speakers — guidance for schools, which is available to download for members.
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Episode 2 - Waking up to the importance of sleep...
In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam speaks to sleep experts Dr Michael Farquhar and Dr Charlie Tyack from Evelina London children's hospital and Jenny Fox from our subject specialist team. Together, they discuss some of the strategies and tips from the recently released Sleep Factor lesson plans for Key stage 2, 3 & 4 that young people can employ to help them get a better night's sleep. The team also discuss the references to sleep in the new statutory health education guidance, and Michael and Charlie offer their top three tips for a better night's sleep.... but you'll have to listen to find out!
Further support referenced in this episode
If young people in your cohort are struggling with sleep, you might like to refer them to your GP or check out some of the information from specialist organisations:
- The NHS Choices web-page offers a wealth of information on sleep-related problems and some ideas of where to obtain further support
- The raising children website is an Australian resource from The Royal children's hospital, Melbourne, and has some really good sleep information that helps to support patients and families
You can find out more about the sleep medicine department at Evelina London here