Does your school really cultivate a growth mindset or is it just something that is covered in a workshop and then put on the shelf? Jackie Beere outlines the essential strategies for schools to nurture success in pupils and teaching staff.
Joan Deslandes, OBE, shows how Kingsford Community School is helping children from deprived backgrounds reach for the top, achieving the distinction of becoming a Centre of Excellence for their approach to inclusivity.
As an antidote to an increasingly narrow curriculum, Park House School in Newbury adopted the Olympian values of the Get Set programme for its extra – curricular learning. It has transformed the outlook of the pupils towards those less fortunate than they are, explains Derek Peaple.
Sonia Blandford looks at the need to recognise that regardless of background, challenge and need, achievements come in a variety of forms.
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.
Although parents with learning difficulties are usually perfectly able to bring up their children the experiences they can offer are more limited and this can impact on their social, emotional and learning development. Linda Gough suggests the ways schools can help.
Marius Frank looks at the findings on securing better outcomes for SEND children involved with the Youth Justice System.
Why did a group of Virtual Headteachers of children in care create a charity to research the characteristics of Attachment Aware Setting. Tony Clifford finds out.
Julie Pearson considers mindfulness and how it can be used in schools to support children’s well-being.
Real life skills and entrepreneurialism should be a taught as a right to non academic children who are not bound for university, argues Ollie Forsyth.
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.
There is, sadly, no simple recipe for success in life. But every day we understand more about what the influencing factors are.
This Child File looks at Bullying.
Child File 1: Case Study: An alternative view
Child File 2: Building resilience in children and young people
Children need the tools and the confidence to stop being victims. Claude Knights of Kidscape, explains how to go about it.
Empathy is inherent in all of us, but for children who experienced a violent or poverty-stricken upbringing, their ability to feel compassion and empathise with others can be seriously stunted. Louise Kinnaird explores the role of schools and practitioners in giving such children the opportunity to care.
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.