February 2020

We are crazy busy at Tough Cookies. As well as working hard on the development of our BRAND NEW RESOURCE FOR SEX-ED. We kick off our February with more of our training in Tameside. Delivering our popular consent for kids course.

Consent for Kids!

It’s never too early to teach children about consent and boundaries.  It is one of the most important topics within relationships, health and sex education.  When children and young people have a good understanding of what consent means for themselves and others makes sense of many other core values such as respect, effective communication, self-esteem and resilience.

Learning children and young people about consent helps reduce incidences of sexual bullying and can support children and young people to seek help if they are harmed.

Teaching consent can be done in a variety of ways, the course explores these ideas.

Tameside Population Health Team has commissioned Tough Cookies Education to provide a number of workshops which will be FREE to attend for teachers and staff working in Tameside schools. For schools and organisation that are not in Tameside please contact Tough Cookies Education to discuss. 

This month also sees the return of our successful annual SRE conference.

1 year on from our successful conference ‘Preparing for Compulsory SRE’ we are hosting this event to get ready for 2020 RSE!

About this Event

Primary and secondary teachers, RSE and PSHE lead, Head Teachers and Deputies, pastoral staff, youth workers, school nurses, local authority teams are invited to come along and take part in this great opportunity to network, share ideas and learn new skills.

Workshops for schools

On the 12th of Feb we will return to London to visit the amazing staff and young people at The Totteridge Academy. We are providing year 8 students with a session around healthy relationships and consent and working with year 10’s to update their knowledge and skills around sexual health.

Working with communities

We continue our work in Oldham, funded by the Standing Together grant and are working in partnership with Reel CIC, attending a number of their community days at Greenacres, Alts and The Brew, where we will be meeting with and talking to parents and building confidence to speak to children and teens about healthy relationships, growing up and sexual health.

January 2020

This month we kick off more training as we prepare for statutory RSE. On the 13th January, we are delivering our short course ‘Online world’ for teachers, teaching assistants, school nurses and other organisations delivering relationships and sex education in Tameside. Please see our Eventbrite page to book your place.

This month we also continue the delivery of our partnership work with The Radclyffe School in Oldham, providing a twilight training session to staff on the topic of digital relationships.

Look out for more workshops for schools too, as we continue our great respectful relationships education project in Oldham.