Facts4Life Secondary (Key Stage 3) Training & Resources – Supporting young people to take responsibility for their physical and mental health

Date:               Monday 22nd November 2021
Time:               3:30-5:00pm
Trainers:         John Davis (Director, F4L) & Di Harrill (Lead Secondary Trainer, F4L)

We are pleased to announce this online course for teachers, PSHE coordinators and pastoral leaders to help young people to develop resilience in these challenging times. This invitation is extended to one or more teachers from your school. Please book early as numbers will be limited to ensure participants have every opportunity to interact during the training.

Those attending will receive:

  • an introduction to the Facts4Life approach to health resilience
  • free copies of our KS3 teacher’s book for you and colleagues – click here to view a sample
  • access to free online materials on health resilience and mental health for use in the classroom
  • free follow-up support in school to introduce Facts4Life to pastoral/year teams or map into your PSHE curriculum

What does Facts4Life do for schools?

  • complements key elements of the PSHE curriculum including the new statutory guidance on Health Education
  • helps to create a climate for physical and mental health issues to be addressed
  • facilitates openness about safeguarding by promoting coping strategies to manage risk
  • promotes good attendance
  • encourages participation in physical activity and addresses diet and healthy weight
  • supports schools in the Ofsted judgement on Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

“The curriculum and the provider’s wider work supports learners to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence, and independence – and helps them to know how to keep physically and mentally healthy”  

Facts4Life in the Curriculum:

We are funded by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and our resources, training and follow-up support are therefore free to Gloucestershire schools. Our resources are designed to help young people navigate the range of challenges they face in life – to ‘ride the ups and downs’ of health. The modules can be delivered flexibly within an hour’s PSHE lesson or within tutor time, either across a single term or within a spiral PSHE curriculum over the key stage. Themes include chance and choice, personal responsibility and recognition of the range of normality. They provide an overarching framework through which the PINK curriculum can be delivered.

Comments from those attending Facts4Life KS3 training:

“Great resource – very usable. Really exciting – love to try to get my whole school behind it!”
“Good resources that can fill key gaps in our curriculum.”
“Excellent training. I came away with plenty of ideas and suggestions of activities to try with my students.”
“Really good resources on a very important topic – lots of potential for extension into other areas of the school.”

Interested in in-house training?

In addition to central training, we also offer free in-house online training to schools in twilight sessions


To book your place, or to arrange in-house training, please contact sue@facts4life.org.

Best wishes

From the Facts4Life Team