PSHE and whats it all about?

There has been a lot in the press about PSHE in schools and what topics should cover. It is a challenging jigsaw puzzle and one that schools spend a lot of time discussing. Two examples got me thinking. Example 1 Teach students what Acne actually is in PSHE, as so many students are bullied and teased […]

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Is resilience a bad word?

A blog by @nataliescott got me thinking. Her questions on resilience and examples of how perhaps we are pushing people to their limits, unhealthily, made me doubt myself. I had just written a blog which almost suggested that students weren’t resilient enough and how we needed to teach them “ how to fail “ and […]

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Fear of Failure

One of my favourite quotes is “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. by Thomas A. Edison or if you would like something a little more up-to-date I often refer to James Dyson. “it took five years and 5127 failed prototype to develop on that worked.  If failure sucks but instructs, that […]

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Delivering good inset

Part of the DSL role is to train your staff up to level 1 in safeguarding, pass on your wisdom and use the CD provided by your local county council. The CD or PowerPoint costs £60 and is updated every year. It’s very generic, handed out to primary, secondary, FE and specialist schools. So your […]

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Mental Health and Behaviour in school

The department for education updated the Mental Health and behaviour in schools in March. It is departmental advice and should be read along side with “Mental Health problems in children and young people” and “Counselling in schools : a blueprint for the future”. I suddenly feel like I am writing a school policy but sometimes […]

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Can we keep up with all the Acronyms?

As teachers we are used to abbreviations and acronyms but throw in terminology that social care, police or the medical teams use and our world starts getting very complicated and almost like a comedy sketch. I thought I knew the basics: DSL – Designated Safeguarding Lead KCSIE July 2015 – Keeping Children Safe in Education […]

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Twitter list of who to follow

If you read the KCSIE March 2016 ( look out for the new edition in September ) then the topics a DSL needs to know all about include : E safety, FGM, CSE, Domestic Abuse, Prevent and radicalisation, Mental health ( including self harm) and the areas of abuse, Physical, Emotional, Neglect and Sexual.  Not only […]

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First Post and why?

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter there was a list of 101 educators to follow. There wasn’t many that looked at child protection or safeguarding issues, so “Talk for Teaching ” or @PaulGarvey4 suggested that I compile a list. (thanks by the way for giving me the push I needed). This made me realise […]

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