Why do children bully?
Understanding why some children bully is the first step to preventing it. Dr Elizabeth Nassem explores the reasons behind teasing that crosses the line, and outlines a few ways teachers and pupils can work together to end it.
Manager’s Briefcase – Managing the use of force in schools
We provide a selection of guidance and resources to prepare for and manage the use of force in schools, including an overview of government recommendations. You will also find advice on developing a school policy on the use of force as part of your wider behaviour management policy, guidance on creating and completing a positive handling plan for pupils most at risk, and a menu of everyday ideas for avoiding and minimising the use of force.
Literacy learning through crochet
Knitting arts and crafts with literacy and reading proved a resounding success with a class of disadvantaged eight-year-olds in the US. Kathleen Hunter explains.
Decoding the new computing curriculum
Meeting the rigorous demands of the new computing curriculum will require much planning and adjustment over the next few years – are you ready for the challenge? Jason Chahal shares how he went about preparing a vibrant digital curriculum in his own school, and how he plans to develop it further in the years to come.
The law on force
Do your staff members know how to safely and lawfully stop a playground fight or physically remove a child from class? Positive handling trainer Andy Maddocks discusses the legal use of force on children in schools.
Rethinking the future of school leadership
Despite rapid, recent developments in the nature of schooling, beliefs about what constitutes effective school leadership have remained largely unaffected for many years. Here Libby Nicholas and John West- Burnham propose a radical new model, with profound implications for the current structure, strategies and focus of leadership in schools.
Securing robust assessment under the new curriculum
The post-level education marketplace is saturated with assessment schemes, frameworks and software. So how do you choose the system that’s right for you? Education consultant Ann O’Hara identifies the three key components of successful, sustainable assessment.
When teens take risks
Testing boundaries may be a normal part of growing up,but many forms of risk-taking behaviours pose serious dangers to young people’s health and wellbeing. Simon Legrand reports on a new programme which aims to help teenagers understand and mitigate the risks they face in everyday life.
The road to resilience
A major facet of good mental health is resilience – the ability to bounce back when faced with adversity. Dr Tina Rae looks at wholeschool approaches to supporting even the most vulnerable pupils in developing this important skill.