Ariel has developed a series of safeguarding education resources for use by teachers within the relationship education curriculum.  These resources focus on building young people’s resilience and communication skills.  Evaluation conducted in partnership with Dartington Service Design Lab has shown that, without support, teachers lack confidence delivering the ‘skills practice’ elements of the programmes. 

With support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, this project will explore and test ways of building teachers capacity and confidence to deliver the programmes with increased fidelity; we will do this by sharing simple techniques from forum theatre that can be used to support pupils to reflect on and develop positive communication strategies.

We also aim to explore whether teachers can become confident enough to use these techniques as a way of actively engaging parents through a forum theatre performance.  This can provide a positive space where teachers and parents can work together to find solutions with young people.