Episode 4 - Reducing the odds of gambling harm through PSHE

 


In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam is joined by Subject Specialists Anne Bell and Sally Martin, and Dr Elly Hanson — an independent clinical psychologist who’s been coordinating the Association’s work researching PSHE’s role in gambling harm prevention work. Together they discuss the wider context for this work and explore the current trends around gambling harms and young people.


Sally and Anne recall some of the points that were raised in the teacher focus groups they led on the topic and give an overview of the new lesson suite on exploring risk in relation to gambling for primary schools. All three of our guests give their unique insight into what they believe schools should be covering on this topic and consider different ways teachers can be effective in the classroom.

 

Make sure you check out the other resources we’ve produced as part of this collaboration with GambleAware:


  • Exploring risk in relation to gambling lesson pack (KS2)
  • Teacher handbook: How to address gambling through PSHE education
  • One page briefings on key areas within this vital PSHE education topic

Episode 3 - Keeping the 'e' in PSHE

 

 

 


In this episode of PSHE Talks, Sam speaks to Bank of England Economist, Malindi Myers; and PSHE Association Subject specialist, Jenny Fox. Malindi and Jenny explore the meaning of 'economic wellbeing' for young people and how schools and teachers can support this area of learning through PSHE education. They also discuss free, jointly produced resources that teachers can use in the classroom.

 

Make sure you check out our Top tips for teaching about economic wellbeing in PSHE education document, which is free to download. Co-produced with the Bank of England, it helps PSHE leads to put economic wellbeing at the heart of the PSHE curriculum, with simple ideas to build teachers’ confidence, make learning relevant to students and ways to make the most of a variety of online tools.

 

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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

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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