Our handbook collates the latest research into how the curriculum can address gambling and identifies relevant knowledge, skills and attributes students should develop during primary and secondary education.

This work is timely given secondary schools will be required to ‘teach about the risks related to online gambling including the accumulation of debt’ from September 2020, as part of statutory Health Education.

This new lesson pack includes two lessons for primary pupils (KS2) on:

  1. Understanding and assessing risk in a variety of situations
  2. Chancing it! Exploring risk in relation to gambling

Each lesson comes with accompanying resources and a PowerPoint to support delivery in the classroom.

Three lesson plans for KS4, helping students to:

  • Identify risks and understand how to make good decisions in risky situations
  • Develop strategies to recognise and manage impulsive behaviour
  • Recognise unhealthy behaviours in others and develop strategies to help them.
  • Understand the role and influence of advertising and develop socially responsible messages around gambling.

This set of four one-page briefings covers a selection of key content from the teacher handbook under the headings of:

  1. Considerations for visitors when working with schools
  2. Considerations when working with gambling education visitors
  3. Why deliver education around gambling?
  4. What is effective gambling education?

PSHE Association Subject Specialists Anne Bell and Sally Martin are joined by Dr Elly Hanson — an independent clinical psychologist — to explore current trends regarding gambling harms and young people, and offer insight into how schools and teachers can cover this topic effectively through PSHE.

This Theory and evidence scope from clinical psychologist Dr Elly Hanson identifies both evidenced and promising approaches for preventative gambling education as indicated by a range of theories and research findings, with the hope of informing further programme development and research, as well as current teaching practice and guidance. The paper also introduces theories and ideas that might enrich and improve gambling education.