Who should I speak to?
Kate O’Regan – Education, training and development adviser – Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire
Neil Barnett – Education, training and development adviser – Lancashire and Cumbria
What do they do?
The RSPCA is the oldest and best-known animal welfare charity in the world. We work hard to improve the lives of all animals including pets, farm animals, wildlife and animals used in research.
It’s our vision that all humans respect and live in harmony with members of the animal kingdom, and education is a key aspect of all our work.
Our education website offers free lesson plans and training to support teachers to develop informed, responsible and active citizens.
What support is offered to Schools?
Free resources for teachers
Written by teachers for teachers, our lesson plans and assembly ideas range from Early Years/Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4, and they are accompanied by engaging images, activity sheets, factsheets and more.
We also have primary and secondary interactive resources for use on interactive whiteboards, that get young people thinking about how animals have a role to play in all our lives and how it is our responsibility to care for them.
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and INSET
We have a team of education, training and development advisers in England and Wales who share their knowledge and experience of animal welfare issues through providing free ITT and INSET sessions.
The workshops are designed to be interactive and engaging, so that participants can see first-hand how animal welfare can be used as a focus or context for delivering the National Curriculum.
Example of activities
Interactive resources, images, lesson plans, activity sheets, games and teacher training. We do not visit schools for assemblies or talks to pupils.