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Training for Educational Settings: Schools, Colleges and Universities

Young people are growing up in a world that is increasingly diverse but also increasingly intolerant of personal differences and identities; an intolerance that can lead to hateful behaviour and affect the lives of others deeply.

Our classroom sessions seek to address some of the issues surrounding the topics of prejudice, discrimination and personal responsibility. We have a number of workshops which can be delivered for whole year-groups in dropdown days or over a series of full-day visits to a school.

These workshops are effective as standalone sessions but also work well when delivered as a set, which builds to encourage young people to take responsibility for shaping the world they will live in, where people of all characteristics and backgrounds are accepted and protected from hate.

We work with schools and young people’s groups to shape the content of our delivery to suit their needs. Contact info@stophateuk.org to book a call to discuss how we can develop a package for your establishment, combining assemblies, classroom workshops and teacher training.

Training Courses for Teachers

HCATT - Hate Crime Awareness Training for Teachers

Description

Hate Crime continues to be widely misunderstood despite it being one of the most prevalent forms of Crime in the UK. Teachers and staff can play a key role in preventing hateful behaviour  of all kinds through a zero-tolerance approach to Hate and discrimination. Teachers and staff learn how to recognise what Hate Crime and discrimination is, how it differs from other crimes, and ways it can have a big impact on a person’s life. Protecting pupils from hateful behaviour is a vital part of an educator's role, and ensuring that Hate incidents are dealt with effectively will play a part in conveying the message that Hate is not acceptable in any form. 

This session will examine the issues around hateful behaviour, and introduce participants to some of the ways in which it can be challenged and resolved.

Objectives

  • Explain how Hate Crime is defined

  • Explore the impact of Hate Crime

  • Examine how Hate operates in the online space

  • To encourage a zero-tolerance towards Hate in school

Learners will

  • Gain an understanding of what Hate Crime is, its impact and its consequences
  • Increase confidence in recognising and responding to hateful behaviour
  • Acquire prevention and intervention strategies to challenge Hateful behaviour and create support systems for pupils
  • Be able to recognise and report hateful behaviour when it manifests online 
  • Know how to report a Hate Crime and what to expect if you do

Course audience

Teachers and school leaders

Duration

1 hour

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and education.

The session includes small-group discussion, presentation of statistics and research relating to Hate Crime, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

RRRE- Race, Racism and Responses in Education

Description

This session aims to empower teachers through accurate information, expertise and knowledge to recognise racist and hateful behaviour, including racially charged language, and to respond effectively. The training aims to provide practical guidance and advice on expressions of racism, supporting the perpetrator to consider the implications of their actions, and creating an anti-racist ethos so neither pupils or teachers are compromised. The facilitators provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to express concerns and receive recommendations for challenging racism.

Objectives

  • Explore the barriers to promoting equality and tackling racism/hate crime
  • Address the everyday experiences of racism and how it manifests
  • Explore the role of unconscious bias
  • Explore appropriate language relating to ethnicity.
  • Encourage participants to adopt an anti-racist approach throughout the school

Learners will

  • Recognise how racism is experienced by pupils and staff
  • Contribute to an anti-racist climate
  • Demonstrate confidence in identifying and communicating issues about racism
  • Acquire strategies to challenge racist behaviour
  • Develop a robust response to use of racist language and behaviour

Course audience

Teachers and school leaders

Duration

1.5 Hours

Method of Delivery

Online.

 

Delivery Approach

This course is developed and presented by two of our team members who are experienced in the fields of racism and education.

The session includes small-group discussion, a quiz and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries

Introduction to Unconscious Bias in Educational Settings

Description

Tackling racism and Hate Crime comes with an acknowledgement that discrimination and prejudice are not just expressed through name-calling or targeted attacks on individuals. Subtle forms of prejudice and hate are the result of our inherent or learned, ‘unconscious’ bias and can have a long lasting effect on those who experience it. The aim of this session is to enable participants to recognise unconscious bias, learn how it can affect pupil experience and outcomes and challenge it through positive solutions. With an understanding of unconscious bias in daily activity/ behaviour, teachers and staff can be agents of change and embed inclusive practices into the school.

Objectives

  • Define Hate Crime and discrimination 
  • Explore the origins and manifestations of unconscious bias
  • Understand how unconscious bias negatively affects school life
  • Outline impactful strategies for overcoming personal and organisational bias.

Learners will

  • Understand how unconscious bias can disadvantage students and staff
  • Develop confidence in recognising and addressing bias
  • Acquire strategies to minimise biases and establish inclusive behaviours and attitudes that promote equality across the whole school 
  • Understand how to confidently report Hate and discrimination in the educational setting

Course audience

Teachers and School Leaders

Duration

1.5 hours

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

This course is developed and presented by our team who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and education.

The session includes small-group discussion, quizzes, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries 

Introduction to Microaggressions for educators

Description

The course focuses on microaggressions and identifying how everyday behaviour and speech can be subtly – sometimes unconsciously – discriminatory. It will help delegates to understand the meaning behind commonplace language used, its discriminatory effect on others and ways to challenge verbal and behavioural microaggressions they witness.

Objectives

  • Define different types of microaggressions
  • Discuss the damaging long-term impact of microaggressions 
  • Identify and challenge the use of microaggressions 

Learners will

  • Be able to differentiate between verbal, physical and environmental microaggressions. 
  • Acknowledge the damaging long-term impact they can have on the person   receiving them 
  • Be able to recognise and respond to microaggressions 
  • Actively foster an anti-Hate ethos and environment in school 

Course audience

Teaching Staff (Secondary school)  and Youth workers

Duration

1.5 hours  

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

The session is workshop-style and includes small group discussions, partner discussion, terminology and definition work, case studies and scenario-based learning as well as  Q&A opportunities. 

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries

Free speech, Hate Speech, and Social Media – What is Lawful, What is Appropriate, and What is Not?

Description

This course will explore the balance between the right to freedom of speech and other rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the context of the use and abuse of social media.

Objectives:

For learners to understand the significance of this issue, particularly in the context of Hate Crime legislation, and have an awareness that the exercise of our freedoms carries both responsibilities and potential consequences for communities and individuals.

Learners will:

  • Understand how the right to free speech is refined and restricted by other duties, responsibilities, and legislative and contractual obligations
  • Understand how opinions attitudes and prejudice are influenced and shaped by unconscious bias, media bias, fake news, etc.
  • Understand definitions of ‘Hate Crime’, ‘Protected characteristics’, and ‘Hate Speech’ as they relate to the online space.
  • Understand the impact of Hate Crime / Hate Speech upon individuals and communities
  • Understand the consequences of Hate Crime for the offender (including. sentence uplift and examples of prosecutions)
  • Be able to identify appropriate responses to Hate Speech encountered online, via reporting, counter-messaging, counter-narrative, blocking, etc.
  • Know where to seek further appropriate advice, support, and guidance

Course audience

General

Duration

3 hours

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face. In addition to formal presentation, delivery methods can include small group discussion, Q & A sessions, scenario-based learning, etc.

This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and the Online space

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Training Courses for Young People

HCRYP – Hate Crime Reporting for Young People

Description

Young people are particularly vulnerable to Hate and with the rise in social media, there is a higher risk of being targeted both offline and online. This session aims to provide an introduction to what Hate Crime is, how to report it and how young people can play their part in stopping hateful behaviour by reporting appropriately and supporting their friends if they are targeted. 

Objectives

  • To provide a definition of Hate Crime

  • Explore the impact of Hate Crime and who it affects

  • Understand the impact of Online Hate 

  • To consider the implications of freedom of expression

Learners will

  • Gain a wide understanding of what Hate Crime is, its impact and its consequences.
  • Understand the responsibilities of social media use and freedom of expression
  • Increased confidence in recognising and responding to hateful behaviour
  • Acquire tactics to challenge hateful behaviour
  • Know how to report a Hate Crime and what to expect if you do

Course audience

Young people aged 11 to 25

Duration

1 hour

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

This session is developed and presented by our team who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and education.

The session is delivered online, however if you would like this session to be delivered in school on a PSHE day, the team may be able to do in-person delivery.

The session includes small-group discussions, quizzes, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Migration and Diversity 

Description

The workshop focuses on migration, its history and how it has led to a diverse society in Britain. There is a strong focus on myth-busting common perceptions of refugees and migrants, encouraging pupils to look past the stereotypes and consider the individual. It will help pupils to understand and appreciate how unique identities contribute positively to our society and help to enrich British culture. We address ways bystanders can become upstanders in all our sessions so participants understand the value of standing against marginalism.

Objectives

  • Explore the diversity of British culture
  • Examine the scope and variety of migrant experiences 
  • Challenge the negative portrayal of migrants in the media and online 

Learners will

  • Gain a historical perspective of the history of migration and legacy of empire in Britain 
  • Understand the key terms: immigrant, refugee, asylum seekers
  • Appreciate the positive impacts of migration and a diverse British culture 
  • Be able to think critically about the negative portrayal of migrants in the media through comparing this with facts

Course audience

Students (Secondary school) 

Duration

1 hour 

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

The session is workshop-style and includes partner discussion, text-based enquiry, card sorts, terminology and definition work, case studies and scenario-based learning as well as a Q&A opportunity within the session. 

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Racism and Responsibility

Description

The workshop focuses on racism,  identifying its presence within society and the contexts in which racism became so prevalent. It addresses the everyday experiences of racism, both subtle and overt, and explores the role of unconscious bias. It addresses how to recognise and respond to racist behaviour in a safe way. We address ways bystanders can become upstanders in all our sessions so participants can develop develop an anti-racist mindset, help others to understand the impact of racism and reporting racist behaviour appropriately. 

Objectives

  • Define the terms relating to racism 
  • Outline the contexts in which racism developed
  • Explore how racism is experienced inside and outside of school 
  • Explain how to recognise racist behaviour in a safe manner 

Learners will

  • Recognise how racism impacts individuals and communities
  • Identify how unconscious bias can affect behaviour 
  • Be able to recognise and respond to racism safely 
  • Develop an anti-racist ethos inside and outside of school environment 

Course audience

Students (Secondary school) 

Duration

1 hour 

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

The session is workshop-style and includes partner discussion, text-based enquiry, card sorts, terminology and definition work, case studies and scenario-based learning as well as a Q&A opportunity within the session. 

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Media Bias and Fake News 

Description

The workshop requires students to use critical thinking to gain a balanced view of the world and understand the dangers of misinformation and bias on and offline. It explores the difference between fake news and biased news in the media, how to identify it, and where to find factually correct information. We address ways bystanders can become upstanders by writing to editors, writing counter messages online and volunteering for campaigning charities etc. 

Objectives

  • Define and identify fake news and media bias
  • Demonstrate the dangers and consequences of disinformation and misinformation
  • Give strategies for finding factually correct information 
  • Explain ways to safely challenge and discourage others from sharing media bias and fake news 

Learners will

  • Be able to differentiate between fake news and media bias 
  • Understand the harmful effects of fake news and media bias 
  • Know where to source factually correct information 
  • Be able to identify and challenge fake news and media bias 

Course audience

Students (Secondary school) 

Duration

1 hour 

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

The session is workshop-style and includes partner discussion, text-based enquiry, card sorts, terminology and definition work, case studies and scenario-based learning as well as a Q&A opportunity within the session. 

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Being an Upstander  

Description

The workshop focuses on looking at the stories of people in the news (and others) and how upstanders made a difference in their lives and the lives of others. We address ways bystanders can become upstanders in all our sessions, encouraging students not to take a passive role but to be an ‘upstander’ in incidents of hateful behaviour they witness both inside school and outside school in their communities. There is a key focus on exploring safe ways to be an upstander, including how to report Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes.

Objectives

  • Explore the importance of being an upstander 
  • Discuss examples of upstanders in the news and in our society 
  • Demonstrate how to safely challenge incidents of racism and hate they witness 

Learners will

  • Understand and recognise the positive impact upstanders have in society
  • Know how to safely challenge racist incidents 
  • Be able to report hate incidents and hate crime 
  • Develop an anti-hate ethos

Course audience

Students (Secondary school) 

Duration

1 hour 

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face to face

Delivery Approach 

The session is workshop-style and includes partner discussion, text-based enquiry, card sorts, terminology and definition work, case studies and scenario-based learning as well as a Q&A opportunity within the session. 

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Our Digital World 

Description

The ubiquity of communications technology sadly means that hateful behaviour is not limited to life offline but can be a pervasive and troubling presence 24 hours a day.  This session looks at the positive ways in which young people can show solidarity with their friends in standing up to hateful behaviour online, as well as giving safe and effective tips for self-protection, reporting, and creating alternative posts to counter negativity online.

Objectives

  • Recognise what online hate is
  • Understand the harm of hate online
  • Understand the consequences of engaging in online hate
  • Explore safe responses, including reporting

Learners will

  • Gain an understanding of what Online Hate is, its impact and its consequences
  • Acquire prevention and intervention strategies to challenge hateful content
  • Be able to recognise and report hateful behaviour when it manifests online
  • Acquire strategies for safe behaviour online

Course audience

Secondary school pupils 

Duration

1 hour 

Method of Delivery

Delivered as a classroom session but can take place online for small groups.

Delivery Approach 

This is intended to be delivered as a classroom session but can take place online for small groups. This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and education.

The session includes small-group discussion, presentation of case studies relating to Hate Crime, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Free speech, Hate Speech, and Social Media – What is Lawful, What is Appropriate, and What is Not?

Description

This course will explore the balance between the right to freedom of speech and other rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the context of the use and abuse of social media.

Objectives:

For learners to understand the significance of this issue, particularly in the context of Hate Crime legislation, and have an awareness that the exercise of our freedoms carries both responsibilities and potential consequences for communities and individuals.

Learners will:

  • Understand how the right to free speech is refined and restricted by other duties, responsibilities, and legislative and contractual obligations
  • Understand how opinions attitudes and prejudice are influenced and shaped by unconscious bias, media bias, fake news, etc.
  • Understand definitions of ‘Hate Crime’, ‘Protected characteristics’, and ‘Hate Speech’ as they relate to the online space.
  • Understand the impact of Hate Crime / Hate Speech upon individuals and communities
  • Understand the consequences of Hate Crime for the offender (including. sentence uplift and examples of prosecutions)
  • Be able to identify appropriate responses to Hate Speech encountered online, via reporting, counter-messaging, counter-narrative, blocking, etc.
  • Know where to seek further appropriate advice, support, and guidance

Course audience

General

Duration

3 hours

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face. In addition to formal presentation, delivery methods can include small group discussion, Q & A sessions, scenario-based learning, etc.

This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and the Online space

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Training Courses for School Leaders, Governors and Trustees

EEDI – Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for School Leaders, Governors and Trustees

Description

Schools and education settings need a robust and fair approach to equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion for staff and students alike. This course explains the parameters of the Equality Act 2010 and the duties required relating to EEDI and considers how educational establishments can ensure that their approach is within the law and spirit of equity legislation.

Objectives

  • What does Equality, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion mean?

  • Equality Act 2010 and the 9 protected characteristics

  • Overview of discrimination and unconscious bias

  • The business, legal and moral case for EDI

Learners will

  • Have an opportunity to consider their EDI policy in the light of current good practice
  • Know how the Equality Act 2010 is expected to be upheld in education settings

  • Understand how unconscious bias can affect decision-making

  • Consider how to check for equality in the school

Course audience

School leaders, Governors, and Trustees

Duration

1.5 hour

Method of Delivery

Delivered both online or face-face.

Delivery Approach

The session includes small-group discussion, presentation of case studies relating to Hate Crime, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterward.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Testimonials

“Angela was very engaging and supported staff with their questions and queries. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative.”

Primary School Staff, West Yorkshire

Race, Racism and Response in Education Course

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Primary School Staff, West Yorkshire

Race, Racism and Response in Education Course