Teacher guidance: Key standards in teaching about body image

Posted on Mar 27, 2015

The PSHE Association is delighted to launch new practical guidance for teachers about the safe and confident teaching of body image in schools, as part of the PSHE curriculum.

The guidance document - downloadable below - has been produced in response to increasing concerns linked to body image, expressed by children, young people, parents and teachers.

It will enable schools to promote positive body image with pupils by supporting teachers to develop their own teaching materials or to adapt existing high quality resources for use in the classroom, a range of which are recommended in the guidance.

Suitable for Key Stages 1-5, the resource includes sections on establishing ground rules for a supportive learning environment, using visitors in the classroom and addressing the needs of vulnerable pupils.

This guidance was developed by the PSHE Association and funded by the Government Equalities Office.