Protection Approaches

Our education team offer visits to schools to run workshops designed to equip the next generation with the understanding and strategies they need to reject prejudice and violence as well as teacher training to support school staff and leadership to develop their approaches to building a positive and inclusive school culture. We can also provide free resources and toolkits to support teachers once we have left the classroom.

  

Our team are experts in education strategies to develop more inclusive and caring schools and communities. They have designed and implemented national education programmes in the UK, Rwanda and Bosnia, led international research on peace-building education, and have engaged tens of thousands of young people on these issues. 

Workshops for key stages 3, 4 and 5

Our facilitated school workshops are designed to equip the next generation with the understanding and strategies they need to reject prejudice and violence. Workshops can be delivered in a range of ways to meet the needs of your school and timetable and are interactive and participatory; drawing on a wide-range of examples of identity-based violence. This enables young people to discover and recognise the common and preventable causes that underpin all forms - from hate crime to genocide. Thanks to our growing network of survivors and perpetrators, we are also able to bring first-hand experience of identity-based violence into the classroom. 


Example workshop formats


  • Day long workshop programme with testimony; combining whole year group sessions, breakout sessions and first hand testimony from a survivor or perpetrator
  • Classroom workshop sessions; smaller, classroom based sessions for each form/class in a year group over the course of a single day
  • Condensed (1-2 hour) workshop; working with a whole year group in assembly format with or without testimony from a survivor or perpetrator


If  these formats don’t suit your needs, we can work with you to find a format that will.


What does it cost?


We are determined that as many young people as possible should get the opportunity to explore the important issues raised by our workshops and we do our utmost to ensure that the workshops are affordable to all schools or colleges.


In general, we will ask for a donation to help cover some of our facilitator expenses which is affordable to most schools. However we are always willing to discuss options if there is no budget available whatsoever. Whatever your need, get in touch and we will do all that we can to help!


For more information contact: education@protectionapproaches.org

Teacher training

Our education team delivers bespoke teacher training, and CPD sessions and days for key stage 3 and 4 teachers and school SLTs. Every school is different and training days/sessions are designed in consultation to meet the needs of your school.

Training can cover all or some of the below:

  • How to deal with biased or discriminatory language in school
  • Whole school approaches to tackling prejudice and building cohesion
  • Best practice from around the world in building inclusive caring school environments
  • Teaching about prejudice and discrimination in and across all subjects
  • Our free resources and toolkits 


To find out more please contact: education@protectionapproaches.org