Bordesley Green Girls' School

FGM Unit of Work

Session details

Ofsted requirements are that:

Children and learners are able to understand, respond to and calculate risk effectively, for example risks associated with child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, substance misuse, gang activity, radicalisation and extremism, and are aware of the support available to them. (Ofsted Inspecting Safeguarding, April 2015)

Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form is a recognised centre for best practice regarding teaching pupils about FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

Raising awareness of FGM is a difficult, but necessary part of the curriculum. During this session, teachers and pastoral staff will be guided through how to teach a successful FGM unit of work, which includes understanding the various aspects of FGM and tools needed to tackle the issue with confidence and sensitivity.

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Copies of any hand-outs used and a copy of /link to any presented materials will be made available retrospectively.

About the Presenter(s)

Name: LaRisha Porter

Job title/role: Deputy Headteacher

Brief biographical details

LaRisha is an experienced teacher who has taught for over 20 years both here in the UK and in her native United States of America. She is a confident presenter who blends humour, life experience and solid common sense with a passion for pupil welfare.

LaRisha leads the FGM awareness work here at BGGS and has been involved in a number of high profile local and regional FGM awareness campaigns and conferences. In addition, her FGM work has been praised by Birmingham's Health Education Service and by the West Midland Police.