How my school “tries” to help those with MH issues #mentalhealth

Teachers talking on twitter is a bit like peering in other school windows, you learn so much and get inspired.  I was inspired by several blog posts which looked at how they helped students with mental health problems. It seems we all do it in varied ways and have staff all with different titles but who have […]

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#Safeguarding app, what would you put on it? #KCSiE TopTip for #DSL

This year I asked all departments to put safeguarding on their agendas. I was hoping that it would get them thinking about their own safety and how they can look out for signs of concerns with the children.  Some subjects found this easy, i.e. English knew when reading a certain book with challenging topics that it […]

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My slight concern about making PSHE compulsory.

I think PSHE is vital in schools and making it compulsory would be great as it would give the subject the same importance as other subjects, which in turn would help with timetabling, staff allocation, budget and inset. My only concern is that if it is compulsory, who makes the decision on what should be covered […]

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Miss, my friend needs help #MentalHealth

There has been lots in the press about a Mental Health epidemic or crisis. That 1 in 4 will have a Mental Health problem at some point in their life.  I don’t know about this, I work in one school so only see a small percentage of what is going on.  But what I do […]

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DSL – need a new filing cabinet #safeguarding

Normally a job for this time of year is to go through the CP files and ( depending on your policy) dispose, forward on or archive students info for those that have left your establishment. This year however every LSCB has agreed that “all schools and colleges must now keep all Safeguarding or Child protection files for […]

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