SPHE Update

New resources continue to be added to the online Toolkits for SPHE. The latest resource supports primary and post-primary teachers in responding to children in the classroom who are living with trauma.

19 May, 2022

SPHE Update

NCCA has collaborated with Barnardos in developing a short, animated video which aims to support teachers in recognising and responding to young people living with domestic violence and abuse. This video is also relevant to other traumas that young people might have experienced.  

 The video points out some of the clues that young people might give to signal that they are living with domestic violence or some other trauma. The voice of young people affected by domestic violence and abuse features in the video as they share what they would like teachers to say and do to support them. The video also provides links to further information and supports for teachers. 

The video, Supporting children and young people living with Domestic Violence and Abuse can be accessed on the primary SPHE toolkit here, on the junior cycle SPHE toolkit here and on the senior cycle SPHE toolkit here

Further new resources added to the primary SPHE toolkit include a guidance document to support teachers in developing an approach to SPHE/RSE that is inclusive of LGBTQI+ identities and another guidance document with pointers for teaching about consent within the context of the Primary SPHE Curriculum. An information leaflet to help parents support their child’s learning in relation to consent is also available.