Lesson 5: Resolving conflict

Learning how to resolve disputes and conflict through negotiation and compromise

Before the lesson

Classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To resolve disputes and conflict through negotiation and compromise

Statutory guidance

Caring friendships

  • Pupils should know that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need to have access to the Presentation: Resolution guide to help develop their ideas.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should also include information about how to resolve a conflict when someone has hurt someone else physically or emotionally.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
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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