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Blog : How Loudmouth’s Programmes Can Help You Get Ready for September 2020

New Developments > October 11th, 2018


In our previous blog we highlighted the key issues in the draft guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education. Unless there are big changes after the consultation stage then these are the topics that schools will most likely need to make sure that they are addressing from September 2020.

This blog goes into a bit more detail on how Loudmouth's theatre in education programmes can support you and your school in teaching about these topics. Use the title of each programme to link to further information on the website.


Primary Schools

My Mate Fancies You

What is it? Funny and well researched, this interactive programme explores the often daunting physical and emotional changes associated with puberty and prepares for the smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? Families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, changing adolescent body.


Bully 4 U Primary

What is it? Bully 4 U uses drama and discussion as a safe and engaging way to help children to gain a broad understanding of many different forms of bullying, identifying when bullying is happening and exploring strategies to combat and prevent them. The programme develops pupils' empathy and respect for others and knowledge of where to go to for help, and also includes work on cyber bullying, top tips on emotional wellbeing and how to stay safe online.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? Families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships, being safe, mental wellbeing, internet safety and harms, physical health and fitness, healthy eating.


Helping Hands

What is it? Part funded by the Home Office, Helping Hands covers issues including child sexual exploitation and abuse, online safety and domestic abuse. Loudmouth have also been given permission by the NSPCC to include their widely PANTS rule in the programme. PANTS is an NSPCC campaign designed to help parents keep their children safe from sexual abuse, for more information visit the NSPCC webpage.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? Families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships, being safe, internet safety and harms.


Secondary Schools

My Mate Fancies You

What is it? Funny and well researched, this interactive programme explores the often daunting physical and emotional changes associated with puberty and prepares for the smooth transition from primary to secondary school.
What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? Families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, changing adolescent body.


Bully 4 U Secondary 

What is it? Bully 4 U uses drama and discussion as a safe and engaging way to help children to gain a broad understanding of many different forms of bullying including cyber, sexist/sexual (including sexting) and homophobic bullying, identifying when bullying is happening and exploring strategies to combat and prevent them. The programme develops students' empathy and respect for others and knowledge of where to go to for help, and also includes work on cyber bullying and how to stay safe online.
What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? 
Families, respectful relationships including friendships, online and media, being safe, internet safety and harms.


One 2 Many 

What is it? One 2 Many draws on research with young people and explores key facts around alcohol and binge drinking, cannabis, new psychoactive substances (so-called ‘legal highs’), risky behaviour and strategies for staying safe around alcohol and drugs.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? 
Families, respectful relationships including friendships, online and media, being safe, intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health, internet safety and harms, drugs, alcohol and tobacco.


Safe and Sound 

What is it? Safe and Sound helps young people aged 12 upwards to think about the quality of the relationships they develop, raises their awareness of the misuse of power and control, and safeguard themselves against abusive relationships.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? 
Families, respectful relationships including friendships, being safe, intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health.


Trust Me

What is it? Trust Me is a lively theatre in education programme that helps young people aged 12 upwards to learn about relationships and sexual health issues such as sexually transmitted infections, contraception, consent, pornography and unplanned pregnancy. The programme supports learners to understand the impact that unprotected sex can have and share ideas on how to create healthy, happy and safe relationships.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? Families, respectful relationships including friendships, online and media, being safe, intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health.

 

Working For Marcus 

What is it? Working for Marcus has been used in schools to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and to train professionals since 1998. Working for Marcus helps young people to gain a deeper understanding of the grooming process and know where to get support. The drama and workshop provides insights to allow young people to gain a better understanding and empathy for victims of CSE and challenge victim blaming. The workshop also explores different forms of grooming and exploitation including the exploitation of young men.

What topics does it cover from the 2020 guidance? 
Families, respectful relationships including friendships, online and media, being safe, intimate and sexual relationships including sexual healthinternet safety and harms.


Staff Training

With the 2020 changes fast approaching, schools are showing more and more interest in our training. How to work effectively with children and young people on RSE / PSHE is a training programme which incorporates a wide selection of our most effective techniques. Participants are provided with necessary resources to address a range of RSE / PSHE topics using a safe and interactive approach. No drama skills needed and absolutely no role play involved (we promise!) 

If you want any further details on how we can support your school then call us on 0121 4464880 and don't forget that you can sign up to get regular updates, tips and free resources by signing up to our mailing list here.

What people say

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Brilliant acting and interaction with the children. The play itself covered puberty in an open, realistic and humorous way which forms a terrific basis for future discussion with the teacher and each other. So much depends on the enthusiasm of the actors and I feel that we were very lucky to have such a talented pair, not only to perform, but to lead the discussions afterwards. They were able to relate to the children without any embarrassment. SUPERB!!

Governor/Teacher

Compared to other companies we have had covering the same content, the actors were more flexible and accommodating to the children’s individual needs. Through their answers and questions, the children were demonstrating a higher level of understanding, empathy and personal safety.

Safeguarding Lead