How do we decide which resources to share?
Some background on how we make sure the resources you use are trusted, quality-assured and free to use.
We know that when teaching about difficult or controversial topics, it’s important to feel confident and supported by the resources you choose to use in the classroom. The trust that education professionals place in the resources we share is important to us and something we take seriously. It’s why any resource, guidance or other content shared on Educate Against Hate has undergone quality-assurance, due diligence and review before being added to the site.
Quality-assuring our teaching resources
Quality-assurance is about making certain that our resources have been reviewed by those with experience of teaching students, and so that we know the materials are easy-to-use and designed around the needs of teachers. The Department for Education provides Educate Against Hate with access to approved, independent teaching experts who we might ask to tell us:
- the age range the materials would be suitable for
- the suitability of the material for use in the classroom
- the ease of use, including the extent to which the resources could be picked up and used by a teacher
It’s important that the materials we share are suitable for use in classrooms, but also that they come from reputable and trusted organisations. Before adding any content to the site from a third-party, we will work closely with government partners to review organisations and determine their suitability for inclusion on the site, in line with the DfE’s existing guidance on using external agencies.
The Educate Against Hate team review the substance of each resource to ensure that the information it shares is accurate and consistent with safeguarding and Prevent guidance from the Department for Education, and our shared fundamental British values. This process may also involve seeking views where necessary from the DfE Prevent Policy and Delivery Unit, other government departments and/or trusted partners.
Identifying new resources
If you have a resource you’d like us to consider adding to the site, please contact email@example.com.