Lesson 2: Adults outside of school

Understanding how to speak with adults in different situations outside school and what to do if worried by anything that an adult says or does.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand how to respond to adults in a range of situations

Statutory guidance

  • Being safe> How to respond safely and appropriately to adults they may encounter (in all contexts, including online) whom they do not know

  • Being safe > How to recognise and report feelings of being unsafe or feeling bad about any adult

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could benefit from working in a smaller group with an adult to support the discussions.

There may also be children in the class you have concerns about who would benefit from extra input.

Pupils working at greater depth: Could be challenged to discuss how their behaviour and interactions can change towards adults, depending upon the situation.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress


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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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