KCSIE July 2016 – DSL list of jobs #safeguarding 

My Bank holiday was spent reading through the new KCSiE to implement for September ( and a bit of shopping and relaxing…… Working on my work/life balance) I can image that every school has viewed the document in different ways. There are new points added that I am sure some schools do already and other […]

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Ok so we have raised awareness for #MH, now what? #safeguarding

Reflecting back on mental health awareness week has been interesting. Students seem to feel more confident talking about mental health issues, good and bad. In fact I overheard some year 9 students talking at lunch about how one of them had found out they had social anxiety after a visit to the doctor. He was […]

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How I implemented Prevent into schools #Safeguarding

I attended my WRAP training in September but now the school year has almost come to a close, feel that it’s a good time to review how the Prevent policy has effected safeguarding in schools. The course was a challenge to get on. The Police ( yes police not your LSCB) are only willing to […]

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#Esafety – students who over share information #safeguarding

It was just a joke Miss. I wouldn’t actually meet them. I was just bored and with my mates and it was really funny. I wasn’t really thinking. I didn’t mean it. I am sure teachers could come up with more comments that students have told us when they have done something silly online. But […]

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6th form goodbye gifts – Mindfulness #MH

My U6th have had their last lessons, leavers service and end of term fun. Now the exams start and for many of them this means the start of the stress. I particularly notice this is the boarding  house. Even the students who aren’t that bothered are influence by those who take it very seriously, with […]

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Warning – having a moan #safeguarding

It’s the exam season, teachers are helping with last minute revision and trying to relieve stress or panic, pupils who they have taught for two years. This includes weekly homework’s, mock examinations and end of year test or end of module tests. Examination officers are busy trying to make sure the pupils sit the right […]

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Spot #Safeguarding inspection

Monday morning 8:20 phone call – Safeguarding inspectors will be with you by 9am. YEAHHHHHH. I had been expecting it ( as most of us do) but the panic hits you like a brick wall. You have 40 mins of waiting as you can’t do anything until they tell you what / who they would like […]

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Are schools therapeutic or academic institutions? #MH

A tweet by Andrew Old ‏@oldandrewuk got me thinking. “The continuing reaction to the Natasha Devon saga does suggest many still think schools are therapeutic rather than academic institutions.” Got me thinking…… a lot. I wanted to disagree with him, wanted to argue that you can’t separate the two, that a happy and healthy child […]

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Why do I wear heels? #shortgirltwitter

I have been watching / reading the news with interest about all the fuss of heels.  I know the issue really has been the fact that Nicola Thorp was required to wear something that had no logic and was gender biased and could therefore be considered sexist but of course the topic can get clouded with other peoples […]

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Motivation on a tough day

I have had one of those days and it’s hard to stay positive. They say things come in 3’s but today it seemed closed to 10’s. I know, I know, its part of the role but it can take its toll on you and its hard to find people to off load onto. That’s why […]

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