Putting an end to stalking

Our school assembly

Our school assembly, suitable for Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 students, consists of a PowerPoint presentation with accompanying walk-through notes explaining what stalking is and why it is so dangerous. The PowerPoint links to an impactive video about Alice Ruggles who was stalked and then murdered by an ex-partner, but there is an option to replace this with our animated video, which is less hard-hitting.

By the end of the assembly students should:

  • begin to recognise what stalking is and understand it should be taken seriously;
  • know where to go for support or information if they think they are being stalked; and
  • know how to help a friend or family member who they think may be at risk.

The assembly can be delivered in person or online, by school staff or (subject to availability) by volunteers from the Alice Ruggles Trust. All these options are free of charge.

If you are happy to deliver the assembly yourself you can download the PowerPoint presentation. In return, we kindly ask you to spend just a few extra minutes to provide feedback—our downloadable form includes clear instructions. This is important to us so that we can improve our resources and make them even more effective.

If you prefer to have the assembly delivered by a volunteer in your area, please get in contact with us through our contact form.


Is your school in Darlington or County Durham?

If so, we will be approaching you anyway during 2024 as part of our Durham schools project in collaboration with Durham constabulary and the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner.

We also provide PSHE lessons

Our school assembly has been designed to complement our existing PSHE Relationship Safety Resource. We strongly recommend that it is used to introduce the topic of stalking and that conversations are continued via PSHE lessons. To this end, our complete school package, also available for free to secondary schools and colleges, includes:
  • an assembly led by a representative of the Alice Ruggles Trust;
  • a full suite of resources, including PSHE lesson plans, walkthrough videos, and the assembly slides; and
  • online training for staff so they can confidently use the resources themselves and lead assemblies and lessons in the future.
You can download the PSHE lesson plans free of charge, or if you are interested in the training options, please let us know using our schools enquiry form.