Why I think Consent should be discussed in schools. #pshe #safeguarding 

Consent is a tough topic for teachers to cover but so important. There are some amazing resources out there for you depending on the age group. Probably the most popular and useful one is the cup of tea analogy, ie if they are too drunk to drink a cup of tea, don’t give them a […]

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One word to describe your body #BodyImageMovement #MondayBlogs

Inspired by the video posted on twitter by @tarynbrumfitt I wondered when we start to think negatively about our bodies. Taryn asked several woman to use one word to describe their body and you can guess the outcome. Wobbly, not perfect, short, fat etc.  Did we always feel like this? And what about boys? So […]

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My top 8 Interesting Questions that pupils have asked in #pshe

Pupils can ask some interesting questions in PSHE. I teach 16yr olds and 6th form students and here are a few of my favourite. 0. What does cum taste like? 0. Do normal condoms taste ok? 0. Can you loose a condom inside you? How do you get it out? 0. What are piles? 0. […]

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Dangerous Apps for Kids #e-safety #pshe

New advice has just been issued for parents, warning them about their children using an app called “musical.ly”.  The week before it was “Kik” and last month it was “Vine”. Next month it will be a different app. I am not sure I can keep up. But then I am old and therefore untrendy, so if I understand it / […]

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Pupils stress # safeguarding #PSHE #MH

Exams always bring a mixture of emotions. We have just finished our end of tests and the footfall into the health centre to use the support system we have in place increased. I always tell the Health Centre staff that they are a victim of their own success, with the increase in pupils showing the […]

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If you want pupils to be safe then we need good….. no AMAZING #PSHE

The focus on safeguarding is in football at the moment. Previously it has been the entertainment industry and I am sure that it will be somewhere different next month. Possibly cricket, swimming clubs, hockey or gymnastics, which is were I am sitting at the moment watching my daughter attend her weekly gym class.  I am […]

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Aftermath of a guest speaker #pshe

I really enjoy and value having guest speakers come into school and talk to the pupils. They can inspire and educate. They can also enlighten pupils who have a very narrow experience of life. But they can touch a nerve and be a little to close to home. We have a 6th social coming up, […]

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My slight concern about making PSHE compulsory.

I think PSHE is vital in schools and making it compulsory would be great as it would give the subject the same importance as other subjects, which in turn would help with timetabling, staff allocation, budget and inset. My only concern is that if it is compulsory, who makes the decision on what should be covered […]

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Trolls – are woman our own worst enemy #feminist #pshe

I was really upset with two recent stories in the media. People who are role models to our students, who have so much power who don’t even realise it. The first was Khloe Kardadian who posted a pictures of a 19 year old actress back side, when the bikin was accident,moving to the side and […]

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What is sex actually? And why would you want it on the beach #pshe

The bar lady smiles at me, as if she has heard this question before. 10 or so people around the bar snigger. Well…… I turn to my 9 year old daughter who had just asked the question and start explaining the basics.  The sex bit, not the beach bit. She looks at me and nods. […]

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