Despite important recent legislationsLGBT teachers still report feelings of insecurity in the classrooms and staff-rooms of UK schools. Catherine Lee reports
When Chris Dyson took over at Parklands Primary School, there had been 150 exclusions in the previous year and morale was at an all-time low. By addressing the underlying wellbeing issues, he is now head of a school that is in the top 1% nationally for maths and which has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.
Dr Fiona Pienaar and Dr Patrick Johnston explore what support and training schools need to address spiraling pupil and staff mental health needs.
Two years into the new SEN and Disabilities system, how do we maintain the changes that are making a difference? A personal view from practitioner Dr Simon Jenner.
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.
What can schools do when children harm themselves? Alison Williams talks through her experiences of developing a school-wide approach to support pupils.
This NFER paper, published in parallel with the Department for Education's consultation on reform of key stage 4 qualifications, argues that robust evidence from research could help prevent hundreds of thousands of young people from disengaging. Current policy dialogue is incredibly positive in terms of giving all young people, whatever their background, the chance to succeed, but unless policymakers listen to the research evidence, the opposite may happen.
Leadership briefing issue 7.07 (79)
More than half of parents do not think sex education should be taught to children at school, according to a survey.