Teachers have a key role to play in supporting young people with a visible difference. Good teaching practice creates an inclusive environment for students who look different and helps all students to understand and appreciate difference.
Changing Faces, who offer support to people who have a visible difference to lead the lives they want, have wonderful new training materials and classroom resources, all created with the support of their funder VTCT.
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There two sets of resources, one for primary students and one for secondary. Each set of resources contains a teacher guide, and slides for use in the classroom and assemblies. Both PDF and PowerPoint versions of the slides are available in case you want to make any changes.
The resources are quality assured by the PSHE Association and Changing Faces are members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Official What Happened to You? lesson plan! Created with the author, James Catchpole
Lucy & James Catchpole – “We know a lot of teachers are using What Happened to You? in schools, so we got an actual teacher – Ale from Read with River – to create a lesson plan with us. Thanks to Faber, the publisher, for commissioning it, you can find it on their website too.
These learning resources were put together with a view to teaching in the UK and internationally. In the UK, Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1 covers from four to six years old, and Years 2, 3 & 4 covers ages six to ten.
Click here or the image to view the What Happened to You? EYFS & Year 1 Learning Resources.
Click here or the image to view the ‘What Happened to You?’ Years 2, 3 & 4 Learning Resources.
If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, it’s available in most bookshops, and from our local Blackwell’s, who deliver internationally. It’s illustrated by Karen George, and published by Faber.
You might also be interested in our thoughts for teachers on disability and children’s books more generally. We have a KidLitCripCrit list too, of our favourite picture books featuring disabled characters.
Lucy and James
Below is a LINK to a Power Point about Reach that can be personalised to each child.