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Steve Clare

Steve Clare

Teach, don't preach - harm reduction through PSHE education.

This is Steve's 9th year supporting secondary schools, 6th Forms & colleges with elements of their PSHE curriculum; namely lessons about alcohol & other drugs. Although based in the South West he delivers lessons across the country.

Combining a professional teaching qualification (CertEd) with 20 years licensing experience (14 years as a Licensee of bars & nightclubs), his background provides an unusual insight into the subject matter. This background & his continued working at specialist licensed events generates huge credibility & kudos among students & teachers alike.

Using credible, evidence-based information & research alongside his professional experiences, he aims to promote harm reduction through education. He neither supports or condones under-age drinking or those who use drugs.

Lessons are highly engaging, honest, relevant & continually updated, empowering pupils to make informed choices about their health & well-being without preaching. He is quick to establish a relaxed, but professional atmosphere where questions can be asked freely without judgement. As a sole-trader he is flexible in meeting the individual needs identified by a school.

His lesson portfolio also includes youth produced sexual imagery (sexting - KS3 & 4), healthy lifestyle choices (KS2 & 3) & cyber bullying (KS3 & 4).

In terms of CPD, he attends accredited conferences when possible, has enrolled in a ‘Club drugs & New Psychoactive Substance’ training course & recently undertook DanceSafe volunteer training. (DanceSafe – a USA peer-based, harm reduction organisation promoting health & safety within the electronic music community).

Beyond teaching, he is a Level 2 FA coach, coaching youths from KS1 to KS4. He has just completed his 4th year working at a boy’s summer camp in New Hampshire, USA where he is Head of Archery (a certified American Archery Association Level 1 instructor).

Testimonials from Teachers

“Thank you so much for all the time you gave to our 6th Form students on Friday, & for the enormous amount of preparation & energy you put into your sessions. The feedback we had from students was overwhelmingly positive.

We will certainly have you in mind when we’re creating next year’s PSHE plan: we’d love to invite you back!”

– Freya Morrissey, Assistant Director of Sixth Form, Kingsbridge Community College

“Steve has worked with us on theme days & within our PD (PSHE) curriculum delivering lessons to all year groups on drugs, alcohol, sexting & more, in individual classes or large groups. He’s flexible, accommodating & well prepared for all sessions that he delivers.

He gives pupils up-to-date, relevant information about drugs of all types, the consequences & the social effects without preaching, so they can make informed choices for themselves. His lessons on sexting & use of social media has been very powerful. All work done has been very important in keeping our students safe. He has a wicked sense of humour which instantly connects with the students. Steve’s work within our school is vital for the development of our young people.”

– Emma Gue, Head of PD, Careers & Work Based Learning, Community School

“So good to hear such a balanced session, full of real & relevant information – brilliant – thank you!”

– Helena Clements, West Buckland School

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  • Anti-Bullying
  • Drugs/Alcohol

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