During a recent parliamentary debate, MPs acknowledged that ‘Misogyny is developing at a rapid rate in our classrooms’ and that ‘teachers do not have the training to deal with the problem’. Genuine concern was raised that without proper training, some might treat it as ‘general behaviour and are likely to ignore the situation for fear of saying the wrong thing.’ The seriousness and scale of the issue was further highlighted in responses to a survey undertaken by NASUWT which found that most female staff face misogyny in the classroom.
Misogyny Impacts Safeguarding, Culture, Behaviour, Equality and Wellbeing
Designed for leaders of Behaviour, RSE, PHSE, DEI, Safeguarding and School Ethos and Culture, this programme raises awareness of relevant protective legislation, effective policy and procedure and provides an overview of a range of proven strategies that can rapidly address misogynistic behaviours.
The Tackling Misogyny in Schools INSET is modular and enables schools to prioritise their specific challenges either for twilight, half day or full day delivery.
Module One – Identifying and Addressing Deep Trends and Tackling the Seemingly Superficial (100 mins)
- Understanding typical behaviours and challenging the ‘normalising’ of misogynistic behaviours
- Addressing the impact of social media and its influencers (including Andrew Tate)
- Understanding the INCEL movement background and scale of the issue
- Developing pupil understanding of gender/sex equality
Module Two – Building a Curriculum and Delivering Extra-curricular, Policy and Procedure to Help Protect Boys and Girls from Misogyny (100 mins)
- Using your RSE and PSHE policy and curriculum to tackle misogyny
- How to ensure that misogyny is covered in online safety curriculum and procedures
- Understanding how KCSIE supports schools to keep children and staff safe in relation to misogynistic hate and abuse
- How inspection frameworks support schools to tackle misogyny
Module Three – Strategies to Tackle Misogyny (100 mins)
- Building staff confidence to report/track/address misogynistic behaviours
- Safeguarding and misogyny – clarifying the connections
- Developing understanding of misogynistic neural pathways and strategies for addressing them and the potential for strengthening new neural pathways
- What does the surge in misogynistic behaviours reveal about mental health and wellbeing?
- Balancing psychological safety and transparency with legal responsibilities
- Exploring how positive role models can impact on pupil wellbeing and gender understanding and equality
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