“We talk a lot about a spiral curriculum, where we build on previous knowledge…that would be the ideal, for there to be a reliable, constant, ever-building and reinforced kind of knowledge.”
Embedding a Whole School Approach (WSA) means integrating Prevention work into the academic and PSHE curriculum. There is a tendency to focus solely on the latter but other subject areas can be equally relevant, and provide an opportunity to deepen young people’s understanding of gender inequality and develop skills to prevent gender-based violence (GBV).
Achieving this requires schools and colleges to map out opportunities across the curriculum, creating a comprehensive programme of learning and integrating the following themes:
- Challenging gender stereotypes, gender roles and expectations.
- Building respectful friendships and healthy relationships.
- Identifying and understanding discrimination and abuse.
- Acting to prevent gender-based violence.