We are offering free access to our new improved ‘Face Up’ resource to schools who are willing to help us with our independent evaluation study.  We are currently looking for ten schools to participate in this exciting national evaluation study of the resource.

During the past six months, we have been working to make some key improvements to the teenage relationship resource ‘Face Up’.  The new improved ‘Face Up’ has been developed in consultation with teachers and with support from the PSHE Association

We are certain that the new changes to ‘Face Up’ will be of huge benefit to schools, making this resource easier to use and much for effective in the classroom. The improvements include a whole range of additional resources that will really help to support the delivery of Face Up.

The new resources are all available online here and include:

      e.g. A glossary of terms to support the teaching of appropriate language and    

      the development of confidence to describe unwanted behaviour

  • Improved lesson plans developed with support from PSHE Association
  • A new modular structure using the 6 existing films to focus on 3 important types of unwanted behaviour:

(1) Coercive and controlling behaviour

(2) Additional risks associated with technology: Facebook and texting

(3) More advanced forms of abuse

We are also pleased to announce that we have recently been selected to receive funding from the Big Lottery to undertake an in-depth evaluation of the improved ‘Face Up’ resource.  Over the coming year, we will work with a team of Researchers from the Social Research Unit on the HEARTS Project, HEalthy Adolescent Relationship Training Study (see leaflet).  In the first stage of the HEARTS project we are interested to know more about how ‘Face-Up’ is used in the classroom and what teachers and pupils think about the resource. This is your opportunity to let us know what has worked well and what could be improved. Is this something your school may wish to be involved in?

Participating schools will have full access to the new improved ‘Face Up’ resources. The Social Research Unit will also provide all schools with a full copy of the evaluation report, which may prove useful for presentation to SMT’s, SRE and Ofsted inspections.

If you are planning to use the new version of ‘Face-Up’ in spring or summer term 2015 we would to invite you to take part in the first stage of the HEARTS project.  In the first instance please contact Trish@arieltrust.com to register your interest in participating in the study.