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Schools: Skills for Dialogue KS3 lesson plans

Welcome to our website where you will find a suite of lesson plans with accompanying films, presentations and worksheets for KS3. Distilling 20 years of The Faith & Belief Forum’s knowledge of equipping learners with tools for safe and meaningful dialogue.


The Faith & Belief Forum is delighted to launch an extensive range of online resources perfect for KS3 RE and PSHE teachers. Detailed lesson plans with accompanying films, presentations and worksheets aimed at years 7, 8 and 9, to enable us to share our expertise and methodologies with education professionals in a scalable and sustainable way.    

Our in-house team of educationalists have created these resources in collaboration with specialist RE teachers.  The resources cover many learning objectives in the following subjects: RE, PSHE, RSE, Humanities and Citizenship.  Each lesson plan has been mapped to the English and Welsh curriculum.  The resources have been piloted by and reviewed by our expert Education Advisory Committee.   

You can find below complete topic packages on:    

  • Safe Space
  • Identity
  • Controversial issues

Each package contains a film and 6 lesson plans with accompanying presentation for class and activity sheets.  

Contact the F&BF education team on sarah@faithbeliefforum.org    

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Disclaimer: All the online resources and toolkits have been prepared for use within the Schools Programme at F&BF. All F&BF materials are owned by F&BF and should be acknowledged and attributed to F&BF. These materials cannot be used for commercial use, or for delivery beyond this Programme without permission of F&BF.

Graphic design of lesson plans by Sam Harris.

Films by Woven Ink.

Skills for Dialogue


Safe Space lesson plan 1: Creating a Safe Space

Safe Space lesson plan 2: Respect

Safe Space lesson plan 3: Active Listening

Safe Space lesson plan 4: Dialogue not Debate

Safe Space lesson plan 5: I Statements

Safe Space lesson plan 6: Oops and Ouch


Identity lesson plan 1: What is Identity?

Identity lesson plan 2: Visible and Invisible Identity

Identity lesson plan 3: Similarities and Differences

Identity lesson plan 4: Encounters and Narratives

Identity lesson plan 5: Identity Challenges

Identity lesson plan 6: Identity Stories


Controversial Issues lesson plan 1: What makes an issue controversial?

Controversial Issues lesson plan 2: LGBT+ discrimination

Controversial Issues lesson plan 3: The role of religion

Controversial Issues lesson plan 4: Racism in the UK

Controversial Issues lesson plan 5: Do Environmentalists do more harm than good?

Controversial Issues lesson plan 6:Crime and Rehabilitation

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