Category: Primary & Special Schools

Child Safety Education Coalition website

Child Safety Education Coalition

Child Safety Education Coalition

CSEC project manager John Vallender, said: “Unintentional injuries cut short and affect the lives of far too many of our children.

“CSEC passionately believes that as they grow up, children should have opportunities to learn valuable skills to enable them to develop a confidence in risk management that will benefit them throughout life.”

“We hope that organisations which affirm our mission will join the coalition so we can share knowledge and promote the expansion of high-quality practical safety education, and ultimately reduce the number of children who are seriously affected by unintentional injuries.”

CSEC objectives
To define, audit, develop, manage, promote and support ‘high quality practical safety education’ in England. In order to achieve these, member organisations will work together to:

  • Identify common and avoidable injuries to children and young people
  • Identify activities where practical safety education could be improved, extended or introduced
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop risk competence appropriate to their age and developmental stage, which is transferable to all aspects of their lives
  • Enable children and young people to have the confidence put their risk competence into practice
  • CSEC Resource links include:

    · Unintended Injury
    · Management of Risk
    · Safety Education
    · Safeguarding
    · Road and Transport Safety
    · Drowning
    · Poisoning
    · Burns and Scalds
    · Trips and Falls

    For further information on the Child Safety Education Coalition @

    Natural England – Places to visit in the UK

    Natural England

    Natural England

    They say

    Natural England’s purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

    Our broad remit means that our reach extends across the country. We work with people such as farmers, town and country planners, researchers and scientists, and the general public on a range of schemes and initiatives.

    Put simply, our aim is to create a better natural environment that covers all of our urban, country and coastal landscapes, along with all of the animals, plants and other organisms that live with us.

    If you are a parent or teacher looking for places to visit in the UK Natural England’s website has a good search facility where you can refine and select the type of place that you would like your children to get to know and understand better.


  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Hard Surface Parking
  • Shelter available
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Picnic Area
  • Easy Access
  • Teachers Pack
  • Farm Facts Leaflet
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Coach parking
  • Habitats

  • Flower-rich grassland
  • Ponds
  • Wetlands
  • Hedgerows
  • Dry stone walls
  • Heathland
  • Woodlands
  • Intensive grassland
  • Arable
  • Heather Moorland
  • Additional resources include searches for local:

  • Farm visits – Educational Access sites provide opportunities for schools
  • National Nature Reserves
  • Local Nature Reserves
  • Nature on the Map – an interactive site that includes maps of Local and National Nature Reserves and Country Parks
  • As well as national resources i.e Visit a National Nature Reserve.

    The also has additional resources for lessons.

    Find out more about Natural England @

    Dangerous Substances

    Dangerous Substances

    Information sheets on Dangerous Substances with notes and activities for Key Stages 1, 2, 3&4 for teachers and suggested discussion points and pupil activities. Also includes a Risk Assessment sheet & a Symbols quiz

    Find out more about Dangerous Substances @

    Shorething the RNLI beach website for children, teachers & parents

    Shorething is divided into three sections

    The Young Peoples Section contains

  • Grace Darling – The story Grace became famous for helping her father to rescue the survivors from the SS Forfarshire when the ship was driven by a storm onto Harcar rocks on 7th September 1838. Also includes Lesson plans & Interactive whiteboard activity
  • Safety at the beach – Beach risk safety game & beach volleyball game
  • Cool downloads – Spotters guide, Desktop toy, Wallpapers, Screensavers
  • Blue Peter – About the TV programme Blue Peter and its contribution to the RNLI
  • Games – Beach risk safety game, Train a lifeguard game, Build a lifeboat game, Decision making quiz, Boating safety game
  • The Teachers and Parents Section contains

  • Download lesson plans and whiteboard activities
  • Assessment by subject or activity
  • Fundraising
  • Orderable resources
  • Projects
  • Grace Darling
  • Literacy Activity (Wordplay)
  • The Volunteers section contains

    Information on finding out about joining the RNLI team of Education volunteers who communicate with young people about sea and beach safety and the work of the RNLI. With resources for Education volunteers.

    Find out more @ the Shorething website

    Primary Teacher UK Resource

    Primary Teacher UK is an information, news and resources using blog technology for primary teachers in the UK. The PSHE material is primarily Citizenship based although there are some safety aspects within the blog.

    The navigation for categories is near the bottom so you will need to scroll down until you get there. Our link takes you straight to the PSHE category.

    Visit the website for further information

    Google UK for Schools

    Google Logo

    Google Logo

    They say.

    The Google UK Schools Site offers free resources for teachers to help use Google tools in the classroom.

    Working with teachers, we have developed ideas for how Google Search, Maps, Earth, Images and News can be integrated into the curriculum to help bring subjects such as geography, history and citizenship to life.

    Google UK for Schools contains a wealth of ideas and resources and if it is like anything else that Google do will continue to develop into a huge resource. The resources are currently based around geography, history and citizenship (with no real emphasis on the safety aspects, however, over time we expect the safety aspect to develop) including:

  • Lesson plans
  • activity sheets
  • discussion groups
  • Google Earth
  • Google tools
  • Tutorials (for students on how to search well)
  • gadgets for teachers
  • and links to other Google projects for schools
  • For more information on Google UK for Schools

    Edu Blogs – Sign Up for a Free Educational Blog

    If you are looking to create a free educational blog, Edu Blogs claims to be “…the largest education community on the Internet…” current total is 271,024 blogs.

    Blogs are very easy to use. Although the second time we visited the main site there seemed to be server problems with long loading times, so a backup plan might be a good idea. That said it is free so it is unfair to whinge.

    Getting Started with your educational blog

    There are videos about 5 minutes long and between 4-8 MB in size to get you started. Also has a forum with a like minded community varying from experienced to beginner.

    …sign up for a free WordPress-powered blog.

    TES Connect PSHE resources

    TES Connect

    TES Connect

    TES Connect PSHE resources section covers all areas of the PSHE curriculum and the search facility will enable you to filter information.

    By levels:

  • foundation
  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • KS4
  • & also by type of resource:

  • tutorials
  • worksheets
  • fact sheets
  • games
  • guides
  • interactive white boards…
  • A huge range of PSHE resources for teachers at all levels visit the TES Connect Primary Teaching Resources and scroll down for the Resources search facility.

    Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties

    Run by Vienna – a teacher in a Further Education College in England “Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties” is a very useful site for anyone work with special needs students.

    A blog for teachers of students with learning difficulties 16+. Particularly Colleges of Further Education. Includes Basic Skills and Life skills.

    Well worth a look at with a very wide range of specific Learning Difficulties information, videos, links and teaching ideas… Website link

    Teaching Ideas – Resources for Teachers in Primary and Special Schools


    For Primary and Special School teachers a very useful website with sections of the website dedicated to the PSHE part of the curriculum that includes:

  • General PSHE ideas and resources
  • Developing Confidence
  • Society & Playing an Active Role
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • And also

  • A special needs section – A specific section for teachers working with children with special needs, although as yet there is not a great deal of information available in this section.
  • Combined with a teachers forum

    Find out more about Teaching Ideas