Kindness in schools – Mental Health Awareness Week

Kindness in schools – Mental Health Awareness Week

Structured kindness of Solutions Focused Coaching in Mental Health Awareness Week

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The 5% – working from strength and coping with change

The 5% – working from strength and coping with change

Children can cope with change when we focus on their strengths, not their failings.

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What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

It’s hard losing touch with the thread of regular routines, but the abrupt stop, once we’ve coped with the immediate shock, opens up an opportunity for rethinking exactly what it was we were doing before corona virus arrived. And thinking through and planning for what we can do differently and better when calm returns. There are some big ideas being floated, about the new sense […]

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Let’s work together

Let’s work together

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders writing in the TES (April 3rd 20200 was looking ahead to the time when 10 million children and 1.3 million staff get back to school;  “When schools return it will not be ‘business as usual’ …. many of our pupils will be deeply anxious about the crisis in general and their own family […]

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Going round in circles

Going round in circles

  Recently the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime produced their report “Back to school? Breaking the Link between School Exclusions and Knife Crime”.  The cross-party group of MPs and peers investigated knife-crime, how it connects to children lives and to various aspects of Government driven policy and practice. The report urged the Government to reform school exclusions, warning that being expelled can be […]

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