Vacancy – South, South West and Midlands Schools Coordinator

A wonderful opportunity has arisen to join our small team at The Alcohol Education Trust Charity to support schools, colleges, special schools, youth and sports clubs across the South, South West and Midlands to ensure that young people learn to stay safe around alcohol. The role is part time and largely home based (18 hours per week over 3 days). The hours are flexible, with more expected in term time and less in school holidays. £26,390 pro rata. 1 year contract. The Alcohol Education Trust has a very specific remit – the provision of alcohol education in different ways, to young people age 11 – 18 and their parents/carers. We provide engaging and evidence based resources and lesson plans for teachers as well as day to day support and training. We work with schools, PRU’s, special schools, local authorities, youth groups, foster agencies, police and parents to provide holistic support to young people throughout school and society, bringing people together across different communities and settings. The Coordinator will help fulfil the Alcohol Education Trust’s remit, namely to: Host training workshops for teachers/community leaders on how to use the Talk About Alcohol programme and other resources.  Host Talking to Kids about Alcohol sessions for parents/carers in school, or informal settings. We have an additional focus for foster carers and for parents of children with moderate learning difficulties. Actively contact and visit schools and PSHE leads/groups, local authorities, Public Health and commissioning groups. The position is home-based, but you must be willing to travel throughout the South, South West and Midlands and to make some evening presentations. You are expected to:...

The Alcohol Education Trust to support schools across Scotland

We’re thrilled to announce that The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) has established a Scottish office, located in Glasgow City Centre and kindly hosted by The Wise Group and so is now able to support schools across Scotland with its highly evidenced and award winning programme for young people ‘Talk About Alcohol’. Every secondary school is entitled to a free copy of the teacher workbook, which contains over 30 lesson plans for 11-18 year olds, games, activities and fact sheets, especially adapted for Scotland and fully supported online. For the last ten years, the AET has supported over 1000 schools, youth and sports clubs and ½ million children EACH year with its training, resources and regionally based experts free of charge – at a cost of under 50p a child. Our vision is to strengthen the effectiveness of our work in Scotland by establishing a local office with a dedicated trainer to support schools and youth organisations nationally. 2019 is the 10th Anniversary of the Alcohol Education Trust and the charity has been successful in securing grants from Foundation Scotland and others to enable us to offer our award winning and highly evidenced Talk about Alcohol schools programme to schools in Scotland free of charge, which you can view here: http://alcoholeducationtrust.org/download-teacher-workbook-scotland/ Helena Conibear CEO of The Alcohol Education Trust commented: “The AET is a charity dedicated to reducing alcohol related harm for under 18s across the UK, and currently we already work with 90 schools in Scotland. It was always our ambition to have a permanent base in Scotland and this will be led by our newly appointed Scotland Director...

Café Office and community space for youth charity on The Great Field, Poundbury

We’re thrilled to announce that The Alcohol Education Trust (AET) will be building a community space, café and office on the Great Field at Poundbury in 2019. For the last ten years, the AET have operated out of a garden garage in Frampton. This has been excellent in that overheads have been tiny, enabling the AET to spend very high proportions of every penny raised on its work across the UK. Over the last decade, the AET has supported over 1000 schools, youth and sports clubs and ½ million children EACH year with its training, resources and regionally based experts free of charge – at a cost of under 50p a child. 2019 is the 10th Anniversary of the Alcohol Education Trust and the charity has been given the wonderful opportunity to build a café, community/training space and office in a park setting in an area with 33% social housing. It is the second most deprived area in West Dorset, yet few would guess that this was Poundbury. At present there is no youth provision on Poundbury and the AET will be providing an important community space with a priority for youth in a parkland setting. Older teenagers will be attracted to the park through the provision by The Duchy of Cornwall of a Parkour area for free running, there is also a football and cricket pitch. The AET will be providing public loos for those using the park and, to ensure that the building is revenue-generating for the charity, a café forms part of the cricket style pavilion building. The café will be family orientated and will offer...

Ensuring PSHE and alcohol education is interactive and engaging

Planning your scheme of PSHE for the year? Looking for interesting ways of reaching young people in informal settings? The www.talkaboutalcohol.com online learning zone is carefully built around changing social norms around alcohol and, through games, helps children subconsciously make wise decisions. The site features different ‘zones’ including a Fact Zone, Challenge Zone, Body Zone and a section entitled ‘Who do you Think you are?’ Featured areas Brave the Rave is a really fun (and rather addictive!) game which encourages young people to think about making sensible choices during a night out. Making wise choices such as food and water earn points but points are lost by choosing less wise options such as wine and beer. The game allows young people to learn about the choices they face on a night out and encourages them to pick wisely in a lively and engaging way! Fact or Fiction gives 10 statements about alcohol and young people then have to decide whether these are true or false. Once they have made their selection, further information about the statement is given. This a great way of pupils testing and increasing their knowledge on a variety of issues around drinking alcohol and its effects including the increase in risky behaviours. The www.talkaboutalcohol.com site is primarily aimed at Year 9 but has varying levels of activities suitable for Years 7 to 10 and is designed to appeal to young people in its look and feel. The development of the interactive and fun Learning Zone complements the highly evaluated Talk About Alcohol 100 page workbook of over 30 lessons and activities developed for teachers and community leaders to use...

New subscription area of website

We have recently launched an exciting all-new subscription area of our website, www.alcoholeducationtrust.org. The aim is to support anyone delivering alcohol education to 11-18 year olds who may not be specially trained or who has limited time or resources to prepare lessons. Each topic has a PowerPoint together with easy-to-use lesson plans and full links to all resources needed. By subscribing to the AET members area you will receive access to the highly evidenced Talk about Alcohol ready to use PowerPoints, implementation guidance and worksheets on topics such as alcohol and the law, alcohol and its effects social and physical, units and guidelines, staying safe and 16+. You can view a taster on the subscriptions page via: https://alcoholeducationtrust.org/subscriptions/ There are several options for subscribers including: • Annual individual subscription – £39.99 • Individual subscription for 3 years – £99 • Annual group subscription for academy chains/schools partnerships allowing access for up to 10 people – £250 Click here to learn more or subscribe:...