Grief can have a profoundly detrimental effect on teens’ performance, but Dawn Jotham has seen that effective support and understanding can help them go on to pursue their goals and help them reclaim the focus and determination they need to succeed.
Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are increasing in teachers as many of the children they work with are exposed to traumatic experiences. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown explore how schools can support the mental health of their teachers as a way of benefitting their students.
Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.
The demands placed on students with dyslexia can be overwhelming, leading to perpetual feelings of failure, high anxiety and low levels of self esteem. Dr Jonathan Beckett shares first-hand accounts and puts forth a call to action.
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.
The social mobility crisis is ongoing and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are suffering the most. Sam Butters explains how the Fair Education Alliance is acting to combat the achievement gap and pursue educational equality for all.
A lifelong love of reading is important for so many areas of well being, yet many people lack literacy skills, contributing to some of the biggest societal problems. Sue Wilkinson shows how The Reading Agency is bridging the gap for vulnerable children and adults so they develop the skills to access the power, importance, life-changing and life-enhancing impact of reading.
Students who have speech, language and communication needs are not receiving the support they need to achieve their potential. Caroline Wright discusses the results of a new report that shows a decline in educational practices that support verbal communication skills development and highlights what can be done to improve this crucial area for many vulnerable students.
Amy Husband is the head teacher of Clifford Bridge Academy. Here she gives a personal view on what it means to be an inclusive school.
Dr Fiona Pienaar and Dr Patrick Johnston explore what support and training schools need to address spiraling pupil and staff mental health needs.
Narrative therapy, children telling the stories of their lives and culture, can be an effective early intervention that prevents more serious mental health issues developing in children. Carl Dutton explains.
Narrative therapy, children telling the stories of their lives and culture,
can be an effective early intervention that prevents more serious mental
health issues developing in children. Carl Dutton explains.
Children in stressed environments need resilience and emotional intelligence to deal with issues luckier children don’t have. Jed Sullivan explains how the lauded BBGC uses film, paintings and stories to build their inner strength.
Jennifer Shearman and Bea Stevenson write on developing a strategy for emotional health, resilience and well-being.
Alison Peacock discusses the progress made by The Chartered College of Teaching as they seek to develop a new collegiality.
Karen Cromarty explains the role of counselling in schools and gives advice on how this vital service can be provided.
Blackpool FC Community Trust aims to educate, motivate and inspire people
of all ages to build a better life for themselves and unite communities all
over Blackpool. The Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity to
Blackpool Football Club, which provides a range of flagship programmes that
inspire people from all walks of life to make a positive change.
Research has uncovered some disturbing information about cyberbullying among children with SEND, reports Dean West.