There has never been a more vital time to fully review the curriculum to prevent school processes to respond to incidents of sexual harassment and unwanted sexualised behaviour.
- the steady rise in sexualised incidents and sexual abuse that was highlighted some years ago has not abated in spite of any teaching being delivered in secondary schools
- the Ofsted investigation on how schools handle allegations of sexual abuse or harassment, included some Hertfordshire schools
- the Everyone’s Invited website has provided a platform for victims of sexual harassment and abuse to name schools who they believe failed them
The attitudes, values and behaviours behind all forms of sexism, misogyny and sexual abuse need to be seen clearly and addressed consistently. This one-day course will:
• consider the attitudes, values and behaviours behind sexism and sexual harassment/abuse
• consider content of teaching for gender equality and respect, and for anti-abuse learning
• Identify quality resources to support teaching about consent and healthy relationships
• explore what/how to teach to build attitudes and values to counter students’ negative experiences, including on social media and the wider web.
• identify how to respond to sexualised incidents in ways that will empower the targets and impact to educate those causing offence