Short skirts can’t give consent can they? 

Many would have seen the sky news reporter saying that drunk girls who wear short skirts should take some responsibly for sex attacks. My head, as was many other fantastic tweeters, was spinning. I thought we had moved past this victim blaming. And then a female co presenter ( I think she presents the weather) […]

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Are apps enabling unhealthy relationships in students? #esafety #safeguarding

I recently discovered Snap map and it made me feel very uncomfortable. More so because pupils really didn’tsee an issue with the app. The reason I came across it was the gun walk out in America. My boarders were excited to see how many of their friends from the american exchange were protesting. How the […]

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Exams and #Anxiety

s My students are struggling. It’s starting to get a little hard to “be calm and carry on”,  especially the ones who are in the U6th with mocks and coursework due and study leave seems ages away.  Telling students to toughen up, doesn’t work. But we know they can do it and that they will […]

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Women 100yr vote, my assembly #pshe

I must admit I can’t get my head around why woman could never vote. Why couldn’t woman have a say in who runs the country that they live in. So I did a bit of researched. From what I could find many of the arguments were focused on intelligence and emotions or how the two […]

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Female #SLT, big deal about nothing.

I sometimes wonder if I have a chip on my shoulder. If I take things to personally or read into things too much.  For example being a woman on the SLT. Do people treat me differently because of who I am……… or what I am………. Do others see it like this? Is it as simple […]

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#Safeguarding #Wellbeing list of who to follow

Thank you for your suggestions for this list, but I still feel I am missing people. I was hoping to share this with my DSP team and area teams, so if you think someone should be on this list, please let me know.

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#Safeguarding / #Wellbeing List of who to follow, who have I missed?

Safeguarding / Wellbeing List of who to follow Mental Health @YoungMIndsUK @BACP @MHFAEgnland @MindCharity @PookyH @Self_Harm_ @cerasmusteach @_NatashaDevon @CharlieWtrust @PLace2Be E Safety @Anti BullyingPro @Childnet @CEOPUK @UK-SIC @thebreckfound @LorinLaFave @RPhelpline @DaringOptimst   Domestic Abuse @EveThomasSAFE @AVAproject Education/ training @SafeguardingHr @jcstaff_ @MikeArmiger SexEd @BrookCharity @BeSexPositive @littlerubberhat Prevent @EducateAgainst @ExtremeDiaglogue @PreventUK @Sean-Arbuthnot_ Pastoral Support @UKpastoralchat @kayprice82   […]

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What does #supervision really look like for a #DSL? @AndrewHall2015

Andrew Hall andrew.hall@safeguardinginschools.co.uk writes amazing Safeguarding briefings which get emailed out.  Short, sharp but exceptionally helpful they often raise awareness but also reassure Designated Safeguarding Leads. This week he discussed supervision for DSL and broke it down into three aspects that we need to consider: ·         Oversight of the issue ·         DSL personal experience ·         […]

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