ESAS has been developed for and with secondary schools. Given the importance of taking an age-and-stage-appropriate approach to the subject matter of gender-based violence, it is not recommended for primary schools.
These alternative resources will support primary schools to promote gender equality and lay the foundations for preventing gender-based violence:
- The Improving Gender Balance and Equalities Programme includes resources for practitioners including primary schools
- The 'Gender 10' toolkit was developed by East Ayrshire Council Health and Wellbeing Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, and East Ayrshire Women’s Aid to provide guidance and practical examples of how to use a whole school approach to embed gender equality into school policy, ethos and the curriculum.
- The national resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people provides a comprehensive set of learning activities for use in all settings including primary schools.