The Project will assist Primary and Secondary schools across Wales to make strategic changes based on a Healthy Relationships Self-evaluation Report. This report will be based on a series of questions aligned to the Estyn Framework on Standards, Provision and Leadership to help schools scrutinise what needs to be done with regard to the Wellbeing and Safeguarding agendas.
What does the project entail
Trained and qualified teachers with classroom based experience.
An education preventative programme with 10 years experience of school delivery, underpinned by Hafan Cymru support services.
Specialist knowledge in VAW/DA/SV.
Curriculum – PSE, Numeracy + Literacy Framework, Curriculum Review - Successful Futures etc.
Safeguarding guidance and legislation e.g. Keeping Learners Safe
Age appropriate, bilingual & thematic that use a range of learning styles that are linked to curriculum.
Standards (evaluation + monitoring)
Whole School Delivery Package
School self-evaluation toolkit
Creation of a bespoke delivery package for each school
What is required from the school?
That they contact the Spectrum Project – this is a free service funded by the Welsh Government. The Project will assist schools to make strategic changes that stem from a Healthy Relationships Self-evaluation Report. This report will be based on a series of q questions aligned to the Estyn Framework on Standards, Provision and Leadership to help schools scrutinise what needs to be done with regard to the Wellbeing and Safeguarding agendas.
On completion of a Self-evaluation Report, consultancy work will facilitate the school to create a Development Plan feeding into the School Improvement Plan. In this way Spectrum will assist schools to define a range of solutions to identified gaps by working collaboratively with them and giving schools greater choice to decide what is best for their school and wider community.
How do the pupils directly benefit?
Yes children and school community will benefit:
From School Staff training – refer to key documents e.g. Keeping Learner’s Safe,
All sessions are linked to the following curriculum areas:
Sex and relationships education in schools
Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan For Wales
Are there any ready-to-use resources available?
There are free on-line resources available for teachers to use in class that can be downloaded from the Spectrum website or via HWB. They fit into two main categories:
•Follow on resources for children of all ages to undertake once Spectrum sessions have been completed in school.
•Stand-alone activities based on themes discussed in sessions (i.e. VAW, DA or SV.) These include, for example, 5 minute lesson plans, games, short activities, ideas for assemblies or Thought for the Day suggestions.
There is also an updated Matrix below for more information.
For any queries regarding the site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk