Outside the Box is a resource for those working with young people from Early Years through to Key Stage 5, supporting them to promote gender equality throughout their settings and tackle sexism and sexual harassment.

The resource provides advice and techniques for educators, as well as practical lesson plans and activities.

On this page you will find the accompanying resources.

Need to Know and Where are You Now?

This section introduces the legal framework which relates to promoting gender equality and tackling sexism and sexual harassment in education settings; the key terminology practitioners need to understand before carrying out this work; and some starting points to consider.

Policies and Procedures

Implementing whole-school change begins with having the correct policies and procedures in place. This section provides advice and guidance on ensuring you have robust and effective policies and procedures in your setting.

The School Environment

When embedding gender equality throughout a school and taking a whole-school approach to preventing sexism and sexual harassment, there are some important considerations to be made with regards to the school environment. This section takes you through some key considerations for ensuring a safe and inclusive school.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning is at the heart of any school and taking targeted steps to promote gender equality in this area can be of great benefit to all learners.

This section considers how to ensure subjects are accessible to and inclusive of young people of all genders and looks at learning opportunities outside of the classroom and the role that form time, assemblies and extra-curricular activities can play in promoting gender equality and tackling sexism and sexual harassment.

Activities and Lesson Plans

This section is full of activities and lesson plans for educating young people from Early Years to Key Stage 5 on gender equality, sexism and sexual harassment in interactive, engaging sessions. 

Below you’ll find downloads of the worksheets and resources to accompany the lesson plans.

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