Investment in Early Intervention and Prevention strategies can change lives and lead to incredible physical, emotional and financial benefits.
We’re therefore delighted that over 100,000 young people are benefitting from an approach that is changing attitudes and perceptions for the better, which in turn is leading to healthier lifestyle choices for young people.
Social Sense is launching a series of events in February and March 2015 and this is your invitation to come along to find out ‘what works’ when it comes to engaging young people. Read the rest of this entry »
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In 2015 (February and March) we will be launching a series of showcase events in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. The events will share key evaluation findings from the programme and bring delegates up to speed on the latest Ofsted changes affecting PSHE in schools. Dates will be announced early January (although you can register your interest now).
We will also officially be launching our next major programme #ctzn (www.ctzn.co.uk) which is a mobile platform for recognising and rewarding young people for positive contributions they are making to their schools and communities.
Finally we will adding 6-10 new members to our team and continuing our search for delivery partners in other parts of the UK. We will also be looking for more charities who we can support and work alongside. Please contact us if you are interested in working with us!
Thanks once again for your amazing support this year and from everyone at Social Sense, have a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
We are very excited to have launched our brand new website for our world leading social norms programme R U Different? which has gone live today.
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We’re often asked – when is the best time to start exploring options for bringing R U Different? into our local authority or school? We’ve reached that time of the year when the answer is ‘now’.
The summer gives us all a great opportunity to reflect on what we need do over the next 12 months.
However, how many of us really take the time to stop and think about why we are going to do it?
Today I thought I’d share with you Social Sense’s ‘7 Big Why’s’ – i.e. the reasons we set up programmes like R U Different? to positively disrupt and improve the lives of thousands.
It is after all, the ‘why’s’ that inspire us all to do ‘what’ we do. Read the rest of this entry »
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With the academic year end in sight, our team are already making their plans for September.
If you are a Local Authority, School, Charity or Individual looking to achieve positive and measurable impact by working with young people we’d love to hear from you. Read the rest of this entry »
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It might now be that time when you are thinking about how your School or Local Authority might deliver it’s PSHE or Health objectives next term.
Finding the right delivery partner to positively impact the lives of Young People however can be tricky, so we’ll start by looking at a few of the things we can support you with that others often overlook. Read the rest of this entry »
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PSHE and the Department for Education – National Curriculum Guidance
I’m sure you’re no doubt aware now that the Government’s PSHE education review, concluded in March 2013, stated that PSHE education would remain non-statutory and that no new programmes of study would be published. However, the DfE has stated within its National Curriculum guidance that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice’. This position was reinforced by the Government’s latest draft of the national curriculum framework, published on 8th July. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re probably already familiar with the recent Ofsted Summary of this name, presenting key findings from the 2013 PSHE education report, but have you considered how you might ensure that your school doesn’t fall into the Ofsted ‘requires improvement/inadequate’ 40%? Read the rest of this entry »
Best result since 1998
Social Sense have been operating our RUDifferent? programme with a North West based local authority for four years now and there have been many changes in the perceptions and behaviours of the teenage population worth shouting about during this time. This one however, we want to shout about loud and clear, as it has lifelong repercussions for the girls (and boys) who are not now the statistics they might have been. Read the rest of this entry »