Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)
#MeToo for primary schools! Understanding toxic masculinity and preventing harmful sexual behaviour
This free half day training provides primary schools with an opportunity to examine a range of strategies to address the growing concern about peer-to-peer sexual violence and harassment in schools.
Training will be co-delivered by teams in Children's Services and a voluntary sector organisation: ESCC Equality and Participation Team, SWIFT Specialist Family Service and Priority 1-54. The training will draw on work undertaken locally to enable schools to respond effectively to incidents of ‘harmful sexual behaviour’ and newly created resources to promote healthy and respectful relationships among pupils.
Suitable for Primary Head Teachers, Assistant/Deputy Heads, Designated Safeguarding Leads, PSHE and Anti-Bullying Leads, SENCOs, Inclusion Managers, Governors.
By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Understand the context and prevalence of sexual harassment in schools
- Understand policies and procedures for responding to and preventing ‘harmful sexual behaviour’ in school
- Recognise best practice principles in delivering a ‘whole school approach’ for reducing ‘harmful sexual behaviour’ with prevention at its core
- Embed learning immediately using curriculum based materials that explore gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity whilst promoting healthy relationships and emotional resilience for boys and girls
- Know what to expect with the introduction of statutory Relationships Education.
Dates and venue
Colleagues can attend one of two dates:
-Monday 26th November 2018 (9.00-12.30) at Sussex Coast College, Hastings
-Thursday 28th February 2019 (9.00-12.30) at St Mary’s House, Eastbourne
Places can be booked using the East Sussex Learning Portal:
Equality and Participation Officer
Phone: 01323 747462