Despite important recent legislationsLGBT teachers still report feelings of insecurity in the classrooms and staff-rooms of UK schools. Catherine Lee reports
Being considered ethical is crucial to being successful as a leader. David Pardey explains how to think about ethics to create a strong decision-making framework.
Helping children understand and reframe difficult emotions can go a long way to building resilience and countering unwanted behaviours. Janet Rose and Louise Gilbert share a powerful technique for helping both young people and adults improve their emotional intelligence.
School washrooms have been portrayed for some time as a bully’s playground and this can unfortunately be the case. A survey by the Children’s Parliament claimed that up to 40% of pupils feared the behaviours of others in school toilets, and though it is not breaking news, bullying can have lifelong effects and severely disrupt academic performance.
Conflict appears in many guises and it is important for students to have the tools to resolve it and rise above behaviours that escalate or make a situation worse. Louisa Weinstein offers her 7 Principles of Conflict Resolution for use in the classroom.
Trolling is a form of online bullying that can devastate young people. But the more you look into it, the more disturbing it gets, with new evidence emerging that some young people are trolling themselves. It this a cry for help or a form of self-harm? Ken Corish investigates.
“Green is not the warmest colour” – Sue Lyle, explains how to use Philosophy 4 children to deal with jealousy (P4C).
This Child File looks at Bullying.
Child File 1: Case Study: An alternative view
Child File 2: Building resilience in children and young people
Saying no to bullying is common across schools and other educational settings in England. But could they do it better?
This NatCen report evaluates eight initiatives set up to tackle and prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HB&T) bullying in schools and among young people. A key aim of the evaluation was to understand which of these initiatives seemed to work, in what contexts and why.
Leadership Briefing 11.03(123)
Allowing children to take the lead in resolving conflict with peers gives them a valuable opportunity to develop complex social skills. Nicola Watson details a number of strategies teachers can use to gently guide and support the process, while still allowing children to maintain ownership.
Tensions between staff can be
a particularly destructive force,
undermining much of your good
work as a school. Teamwork
specialist Rosie Garwood
examines the issues and
suggests some solutions