How can a #DSL switch off? #safeguarding. #wellbeing

Couldn’t sleep last night, I was running a situation throughmy head. I was not confident about a decision I had made. Well that’s not true.I was confident at the time, but then I started talking to other people,gathering their opinion and of course that added doubt. Not everyone agreeswith the decision you make, coming up […]

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DSL dilemma #DomesticAbuse

It can be really hard when you suspect a child lives in a domestic abuse situation. You may have no evidence; in fact the child has never mentioned anything no matter how many chances you have given them to disclose. To start with its just silly things like the child seems nervous about odd things, […]

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My school lost a pupil this year #DSL guide

My school lost a pupil this year. Looking back I realised that I haven’t posted a blog since then. It feels almost like I am being a fraud posting about safeguarding, when we…….. are struggling. But relaxing this holiday has made me realise that although hard, sharing my experience of what schools might need to […]

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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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