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Anxiety in children – the hidden pandemic

25 January 2022

We all know how the pandemic has affected all of our mental health but our children have suffered even more. Just like we need to be able to spot the…

The science of meetings

24 January 2022

Meetings are supposed to facilitate strategy development, teamwork and problem solving. Meetings clearly play a huge part in team discussions. They set out to create an environment where a team can address…

Ofsted webinar: attendance in schools

24 January 2022

Ofsted has released a pre-recorded webinar led by Aimee Floyd who talks about attendance and how inspectors are considering and evaluating attendance during the current pandemic. Click here to access…

EEF blog: What happens early can matter for a lifetime

23 January 2022

The EEF’s Early Years Specialist, Fliss James, emphasises the importance of high-quality interactions for young pupils in the wake of the pandemic.  The scene is a bustling nursery classroom in east…

Millie and the Memes – a blog about situational (not selective) mutism

22 January 2022

Mutism, where a child or young person does not speak in certain situations, such as school, is not selective. Your learner is not making an active choice. In fact, they…

Holocaust Memorial Day Resources

20 January 2022

The National Literacy Trust has teamed up with award-winning author Tom Palmer to produce free resources which can be used in the classroom or at home, to help schools commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day,…

Why poetry?

19 January 2022

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks - Plutarch Dr Virginia Bower discusses the value of poetry and how it can influence our lives in powerful and…

School recovery strategies: year 1 findings

18 January 2022

Schools’ approaches to education recovery in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The DfE have published a research report detailing the interim findings from a mixed methods study. Aiming to…

Choosing a phonics teaching programme

17 January 2022

By ensuring high-quality phonics teaching the government wants to improve literacy levels to: give all children a solid base upon which to build as they progress through schoolhelp children to…

The Window of Tolerance Animation

16 January 2022

Watch a free 6 minute online video from Beacon House on the Window of Tolerance Find out how a traumatised child swings from fight/flight to freeze/collapse; and what adults can…

Educate Against Hate – Prevent Radicalisation and Extremism

14 January 2022

The website, Educate Against Hate, contains government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values. The Home Office website includes practical…

Sepsis – Resources for schools (UK Sepsis Trust)

12 January 2022

Approximately 25,000 children are affected by sepsis in the UK each year. To raise awareness, the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) has developed a bank of PSHE resources for schools so…