Developing a culture of trust

In Episode 6 of our Mental Health in Schools podcast we hear from young male students about why it is important to them, that teachers take the time and make the effort to listen, especially when they are showing uncharacteristic or poor behaviour. Here is a visual idea that I use with young people when […]

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Ofsted

The new OFSTED Framework 2019 and the links to mental health in schools – updated October 2019

Here is a brief guide to the new OFSTED framework and the links to mental health and well-being.  I’m going to mention the changes to the framework and talk about some of the inferences, my opinion and interpretation of the document. There are 4 judgement areas: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership […]

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Teaching ‘calm’ – skills for anxious moments

How often do you find yourself telling pupils and children to calm down? Once a week, once a month or daily? Usually when I ask this question in training sessions the answer is several times a day.

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