The Respect Programme

Welcome to The Respect Programme website. An online resource providing ready-made lesson plans on issues such as citizenship, prejudices, extremism, staying safe online, Britishness and more!

The plans are available to teachers in secondary schools and colleges throughout Leicester and Leicestershire to download for FREE.

They aim to encourage young people to understand and respect others, develop critical thinking skills (especially in avoiding the dangers that prevail online), and consider how to bring about change in a positive constructive way.

They can be used as a package or as stand-alone plans in different subject areas: eg Citizenship, PSHE, RE etc. Each plan is accompanied with various resources such as videos, web-links, scenarios, poetry, etc to make for an interactive and engaging classroom session on topics that may otherwise appear difficult to approach. 

The material has been piloted by teachers in order to critically evaluate it. 

In light of the recent change in the law, which makes it a statutory duty for schools to address such issues, we hope the material will help schools to meet this requirement as well as aid with meeting Ofsted and safeguarding guidelines.

Why Use ‘The Respect Programme’? 

1To develop teacher confidence in addressing difficult and sometimes contentious subjects

2To provide a space for young people to explore contemporary and challenging issues

3To teach young people to question and think critically about how to deal with such issues.  To explore how young people view their identity; their rights and the rights of others.

4To encourage young people to have respect for difference and diversity

5To help young people to become citizens that contribute positively to the world around them



Project Co-ordinator Rabiha Hannan would like to thank the following people for their help and support in putting
The Respect Programme together.

      • Barrie Philips – The GOT Project
      • Ms Lyndsey Philips – Waltham Forest Council
      • Mr Will Baldet – Prevent Coordinator for Leicester
      • Cllr Vi Dempster – Leicester City Council

Consultation Exercise:

      • Mr Tim Halland-Jones – City of Leicester
      • Ms Marie Bush – Judgemeadow Community College
      • Mr Steve Carroll – Judgemeadow Community College
      • Ms Emily Richardson, Hamilton Community College
      • Mrs Ali Rutherford Cox – Rushey Mead Secondary School
      • Mr Mel Berry – Soar Valley College
      • Mr Riyaz Laher – Madani High School
      • Ms Elizabeth Wayne – Soar Valley College
      • Ms Jill Carr – Leicester Grammar School
      • Ms Wendy Harrison – RE Adviser
      • Ms Judith Wells – Babington College
      • Mr Chris Hardy
      • Ms Yasmin Sheikh – Youth and Community Activist
      • Mr Nicky Nijjer – Youth Worker
      • Owen Jones – HOPE not Hate
      • Ms Sughra Ahmed – Islamic Society of Britain
      • Mr Mu-Hamid Pathan – Mentor to Leicester Children’s Council