The PSHE Association is excited to be supporting a new initiative due to launch in the new year, led by the Guardian Foundation and the National Literacy Trust. This education initiative will develop children and young people’s ability to navigate the news through active critical engagement, deepen their understanding of why and how news is produced and empower them to tell their own news stories.
The programme, funded by Google, will include school visits, teacher training opportunities and online resources (for teachers and young people). Further details will be announced early in the New Year.
As part of this initiative the Guardian Foundation is recruiting for two posts which we’re highlighting to our network given they include practical experience of working in schools amongst their requirements:
- Outreach Officer, involved in ensuring that the project is planned, administered and effectively delivered in schools across the UK
- Project Director, responsible for the strategic management and delivery of this exciting new project. Leading a small team, the successful candidate will ensure that the project is planned, delivered and reported upon effectively
Visit this recruitment page on the Guardian website for more details about these roles and instructions on how to apply by the 3 January deadline, or feel free to share with others you think may be suitable and interested.
This initiative follows the National Literacy Trust’s recent Fake news and critical literacy evidence review, which included reference to how PSHE education could support this learning through development of interpersonal skills and attributes, including the ability to recognise, evaluate and utilise strategies for managing influence.