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Educating AGENDA: embedding and evaluating AGENDA in schools across England and Wales

October 28, 2019

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Are you a teacher, youth worker or academic who has been inspired by the story of AGENDA: A young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter and put it to work in your setting? If so, we would love to hear from you. Professor Emma Renold and colleagues behind the AGENDA resource are currently seeking participants for a research project assessing its reach and impact.

 

Co-created with young people for young people, AGENDA started out as a bi-lingual, 75-page activist resource to address gender-based and sexual violence. Since 2016 AGENDA has expanded into an interactive online resource for practitioners and young people with additional new case studies and activities from England and Wales across both primary and secondary sectors (see www.agendaonline.co.uk).

 

It is a timely resource as relationships and sex education is poised to become compulsory in England and Wales. The AGENDA resource provides practitioners with a range of interactive and accessible activities to support children and young people to safely and creatively speak out on issues that matter to them. It is a resource that is designed to be adapted, therefore we are keen to understand how the resource is being used to develop whole school approaches to positive relationships and RSE provision, as well as the challenges and barriers that practitioners face when putting the resource to work in their settings.

 

We are inviting practitioners to complete this short survey about their experience with AGENDA. In addition, we are looking for practitioners who might be willing to participate in a follow-up interview to enable us learn more about different experiences of using and adapting the resource, as well as the challenges faced.

 

We hope that this study will help identify areas where additional support is needed and inform the future development of the AGENDA resource. If you are interested in participating in the Educating AGENDA research project, or would like to find out more about the study please e-mail marstonke@cardiff.ac.uk

 

Kate Marston, Cardiff University

marstonke@cardiff.ac.uk

@KMars08

 

The link to the survey is - https://cardiff.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/educating-agenda

You can find out more information about AGENDA in items published previously on ExChange: Family and Community;

AGENDA: Supporting children and young people in making positive relationships matter – Emma Renold – 7 October 2019

 http://www.exchangewales.org/single-post/2019/10/07/AGENDA-Supporting-children-and-young-people-in-making-positive-relationships-matter

AGENDA: Supporting children and young people in making positive relationships matter – Focus Page - http://www.exchangewales.org/agenda

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