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Secondary schools

Tools for secondary schools


These tools have been collated to assist practitioners supporting and partnering with secondary schools to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence based whole school approach to respectful relationships education (RRE).

Some tools are designed to build your skills and knowledge whilst other tools have been included so that you can provide them to the services’ staff to use with children, families or partner organisations.

Please email us with any resources and tools that you think would be useful to include in this page.


Professional learning

  • The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has specialist curriculum consultants to train teachers delivering the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships learning resources (see curriculum section below).
  • Reality & Risk provides training to teachers and community organisations to develop their understanding of how easily accessible pornography is influencing young people’s sexual expectations and behaviour.

Featured resources


Audit tools

  • Respectful Relationships – A resource kit for Victorian Schools (2017) is developed by the Victorian Department of Education and Training to support schools in the implementation of a whole school approach to respectful relationships education. It contains a baseline assessment template which can be used as a guide for discussion and reflection among the team leading Respectful Relationships in the schools.
  • Our Watch School Gender Equality Assessment (2016) is a gender equity assessment tool for a school context.
  • Maribyrnong City Council have developed a tool to assist in a gender audit of facilities. This tool can be adapted for use with a school.

Curriculum

Core Victorian Government Department of Education and Training curriculum resources
Complimentary curriculum resources
  • Inspiro and EDVOS’s Take Action for Gender Equality & Respect: Student Guide (2018) is a new student voice resource co-designed by young people. It aims to support young people to reflect on what gender equality and respect means to them, engage with their peers on gender issues and take action to create change in their community.
  • Rosie in the Classroom (2018) is an educational resource kit created to assist teachers in talking about difficult but important topics, like sexting or respect in relationships with students in years 7-10. Each module includes a downloadable lesson plan and video which can be screened in class.
  • Reality & Risk’s In the Picture (2014) addresses the influence of explicit sexual imagery.
  • Deakin University’s Sexuality Education Matters (2013) provides pre-service educators with the tools to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of future teachers to integrate gender, gender-based violence and sexuality education into their teaching.

School Policies


Videos

PiP has compiled a list of videos for RRE practitioners to incorporate into the training they provide to school staff, sessions they run with families or community organisations, or to be provided to teachers as a curriculum resource to use with their students. Please note that whilst some of these videos will be appropriate for use with younger children, others are more applicable for use by students in secondary school or by RRE professionals in a school.



Classroom activities


Articles and images to prompt discussion

PiP has created a list of articles and images for RRE practitioners to incorporate into the training they provide to school staff, sessions they run with families or community organisations, or to be provided to teachers as a curriculum resource to use with their students.



Relationships resources

  • Sex, Love and Other Stuff (for boys): A Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria booklet developed for young men, with young men, that talks about sex, relationships, power and respect.
  • Love: the Good, the bad and the ugly (for girls): A Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria guide for young women on love, respect and abuse in dating relationships.
  • YWCA Relationship Things: Relationship Things is an online resource, developed by YWCA Canberra, designed to help people aged 14 through 18 decide what kinds of relationships are good for them. It deals with gender, choice, communication, relationships, consent and safe sex, and includes information and further resources for students and educators.
  • That’s Not Cool: Includes posters and videos with a focus on texting, sexting and online stalking.

For parents

While many of the resources listed on this page can support parents, the below tools have been developed specifically to support parents to have conversations with their children.


Other websites

  • The Line: This Our Watch site initiates discussion and shares information on gender, respect and relationships. It also supports parents and teachers to talk to young people about violence.
  • It’s Time We Talked: This Reality & Risk site supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography.
  • That’s Not Cool focuses on abuse through on online and mobile technology.

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