AET newsletter for professionals and teachers

Summer Term, April 2018, Ed 37

As we start the summer term and (hopefully!) leave the colder weather behind, we wish everyone good luck with exam season and reflect on a busy couple of months here re-editing our Teacher Workbook and making the final preparations for our National Drugs and Alcohol Conference in June.

Edition 6 Teacher Workbook

We can't believe we're now onto Edition 6 of our award winning and highly evidenced Teacher Workbook! As well as the usual 30 great lesson plans, games and activities, in the new edition you will also find:

  • Updated facts and figures
  • A new worksheet on drink spiking
  • A SEN alcohol and its effects body worksheet

The new workbook is in the process of being printed but is available free of charge to download  online via .

For time poor teachers and health professionals we will be launching a new subscription area at the end of May with ready to deliver PowerPoints, simple 'how to' notes on delivery and desired outcomes and specific resources for SEN. There will be a limited number of opening memberships available for just £99 for three years!

National Drugs and Alcohol Conference - 21st June

The free PSHE places available at our National Drugs and Alcohol Conference on the 21st June at Liverpool John Moores University are going fast. Held in partnership with Mentor, this will be a day for professionals to hear from leading experts on the latest research on alcohol and drugs prevention, attend a choice of CPD workshops on delivering alcohol and drugs education and receive planning and evaluation advice for effective PSHE. Tickets are free for teachers and PSHE leads.

The keynote speaker is:

  • Andy Burnham, Former Health Secretary and Mayor of Greater Manchester.

With keynote addresses on PSHE status, OFSTED requirements, government priorities for vulnerable populations and safeguarding from:

  • Rt. Hon. Nick GIbbs, Minister of State at The Department for Education
  • Victoria Atkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability.

There will be a range of excellent workshops to choose from including:

  • 10 top tips for delivering effective, interactive and engaging alcohol and drugs education.

  • A double CPD workshop on implementing The Alcohol Education Trust's Talk about Alcohol programme demonstrating the activities, games and evidenced 6 lessons. NB There will be a £90 charge for this workshop to cover the cost of the enhanced Talk about Alcohol resource pack.

  • Targeted approaches for vulnerable populations such as SEN and LAC.

  • Mentor Quality Mark clinic sessions for schools and providers - how to obtain the Mentor Quality Mark.

You can read more about the conference and book your place via

Would you like to exhibit at the conference?

We also have a few stalls available for organisations wishing to be involved. The two options are:

  • £250 to include a table for resources and banners, 2 delegate places and the opportunity to include fliers/information in the delegate packs.
  • £500 to include the above and also inclusion in the AET newsletter which reaches 11,500 PSHE leads and health professionals.

We are expecting over 100 attendees from PSHE leads, policy makers, public health and local government. Delegates will have the chance to visit the stalls after registration, during lunch and after the workshops.

You can book your stall via the link above or please email

AET beneficiary of charity auction

The AET was thrilled to be a beneficiary of a charity auction held at The Mercers Company and hosted by generous Liverymen and women this month. With an address from The Lord Mayor of The City of London, an incredible total of £212,000 was raised during the evening for four charities including Onside Youth Zones, The Lord Mayor's Appeal Charity and The Alcohol Education Trust. The funds received provide 50% of the funding needed for AET to operate with a dedicated member of staff in Scotland for two years beginning this autumn. If you are a Scottish school, youth club or sports club, or would like to help us find match funding, please get in touch with .


Talk about Alcohol resources and training made available to schools in Herts

Thanks to the support of The Herts Community Foundation, we are thrilled to be making the full Talk about Alcohol resources available free of charge to schools in Herts. There will be three training sessions available to Herts schools, with the first available for booking for the 6th June delivered in partnership with Herts4Learning. To find out more or book a place, please contact Jane Wright via .

Support for schools and organisations with a high level of children with moderate learning difficulties

Over the last month we've been very pleased to use our grant funding to support resources and/or training for schools and organisations with a high proportion of looked after children or children with learning difficulties who are particularly vulnerable to alcohol misuse. Beneficiaries include The Teaching Alliance for Dorset Special Schools, children's homes in Southampton., PSHE leads in South Gloucestershire and virtual schools in North Yorkshire. Please contact if you think you may be eligible for our support via this grant.

AET resources comprise of and, a Teacher Workbook, booklets ‘Alcohol and You’ for 15yrs+ and ‘Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol’ parent and carer guide. 

We also offer teacher CPD workshops and parent information talks.

For further information on any of the above please contact
Helena Conibear, Founder, Director
Kathryn Arnott-Gent, Parent and Schools Coordinator - N Region
Helen Dougan, SE Region & SEND Coordinator
Kate Hooper, Schools Coordinator

Victoria McDonaugh, MA (Hons), PGCE
Christina Benjamin, BSc (Hons), PGCE
David Cox
Kate Larard, MSc, HV, RM, SRN
Keith Newton, ACA
Alison Winsborough, BMus, PGCE
Stephen Foster
Linzi Isaacs, BEd, MBE
The Alcohol Education Trust - Frampton House - Frampton - Dorchester - Dorset - DT2 9NH
01300 320869
Registered Charity Number: 1138775 -

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