Suggested Experiences & Outcomes

Responsibility of All Mental & Emotional wellbeing

  • I know that we all experience a variety of thoughts and emotions that affect how we feel and behave and I am learning ways of managing them. HWB 3-02a
  • I understand that there are people I can talk to and that there are a number of ways in which I can gain access to practical and emotional support to help me and others in a range of circumstances. HWB 3-03a
  • I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 3-04a
  • I know that friendship, caring, sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relationships, I care and show respect for myself and others. HWB 3-05a
  • I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss. HWB 3-07a
  • I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 3-08a

Responsibility of All Social Wellbeing

  • I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 3-10a

Responsibility of All Physical Wellbeing

  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health. HWB 3-15a
  • I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 3-16a
  • I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 3-17a

Responsibility of All Health & Wellbeing Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

  • I understand and can demonstrate the qualities and skills required to sustain different types of relationships. HWB 3-44b
  • I understand and can explain the importance of, and need for, commitment, trust and respect in loving and sexual relationships. I understand the different contexts of such relationships including marriage.  HWB 3-44c
  • I am aware of the need to respect personal space and boundaries and can recognise and respond appropriately to verbal and non-verbal communication. HWB 3-45b
  • I reflect on how my attitudes, beliefs, values and morality can influence my decisions about friendships, relationships and sexual behaviour. HWB 3-46a
  • I can explain the importance and the enduring and complex responsibility of being a parent/carer, and the impact on life choices and options. HWB 3-51a
  • I can explain the support and care necessary to ensure a child is nurtured through the different stages of childhood. HWB 3-51b

Benchmarks: Demonstrates respect and understanding of the diversity of loving and sexual relationships, for example, LGBTI relationships, marriage, living together, co-parenting.

Identifies and demonstrates the skills required to make positive choices in challenging situations, for example, assertiveness, empathy. 

Explains the short and long term impact of parenthood, for example, joy, commitment, financial implications, anxiety, physical demands. 

Explains the meaning and importance of nurture in a child’s development. Identifies local support available for parents and carers.

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To learn what stereotypes are and how they impact on us as individuals.
  • To develop an understanding of conscious/unconscious bias/stereotyping and the impact of these expectations.
  • To investigate how stereotypes may have an impact on their view of themselves/others/school/wider community etc.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • I can explain and discuss different examples of stereotypes.
  • I can discuss the impact that stereotypes can have on individuals and the wider community.
  • I can identify ways to challenge and address stereotypes.

Suggested Learning Experiences

These suggested activities/tasks are for group work within a classroom. Please select activities/tasks that are most relevant to the needs of your learners and school community. Please use your professional judgement as to how best to deliver these types of activities/tasks/content with your learners and which other staff may also be able to provide support/differentiation to meet their needs.

  1. What do we know?
    This information in this resource may be useful in your context to discuss what young people already know and are aware of in relation to stereotypes and gender expectations.
    RSHP Resource Link – Part 1 Boys, Girls and Stereotypes
    RSHP Resource Link – Part 2 More about gender (Activity plan, slides)
  2. What do we need to know?
    This information may be useful in providing activities and tasks to develop learner understanding:
    RSHP Resource Link – Romantic & loving relationships
    Sexual Intercourse – Part 1 How people have sex/having sex for the first time (Activity plan, slides)
    Sexual Intercourse – Part 2 Making my choices/waiting for sex (delay)
    Consent – Part 1 what does consent mean in a relationship
    Consent – Part 2 The age of consent (activity plan, slides)
  3. What’s happening here / locally? / What could we do next?
    Learners could discuss/explore/examine:
    What local issues do we have?
    What Stereotypes/unconscious/conscious bias have we identified?
    What can we do to address these issues?