Love Island #Iloveboarding #PSHE #Iamapolarbear ? 

As a boarding housemistress I have watched my fare share of rubbish with the girls but Love Island seems to be taking it to a completely new level.  To summaries, single people go to an Island, walk around in very little clothing, talk about each other behind each others back and pair up so that they don’t get […]

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#Anti Bullying Assembly #Wonder #ideastolenfromTwitter

I really enjoyed reading the book  Wonder. I enjoyed seeing the story from different perspectives, from August, Jack , Summer , Miranda and Via ( my favourite character) and how words have different meanings and connotations, how they can be heard completely differently and how painful they can be coming from friends and enemies. It […]

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My top 8 Interesting Questions that pupils have asked in #pshe

Pupils can ask some interesting questions in PSHE. I teach 16yr olds and 6th form students and here are a few of my favourite. 0. What does cum taste like? 0. Do normal condoms taste ok? 0. Can you loose a condom inside you? How do you get it out? 0. What are piles? 0. […]

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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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Self harming students #safeguarding #WeeklyBlogChallenge17

Teaching and supporting a student who self harms can be tough. ****** joined my school when she was in the sixth form. Intelligent and talented she was a hardworking student. She joined, disclosing issues and accessing support through CAMH although her previous school only highlighted concerns with her attendance record. At the end of the […]

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Pupils stress # safeguarding #PSHE #MH

Exams always bring a mixture of emotions. We have just finished our end of tests and the footfall into the health centre to use the support system we have in place increased. I always tell the Health Centre staff that they are a victim of their own success, with the increase in pupils showing the […]

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If you want pupils to be safe then we need good….. no AMAZING #PSHE

The focus on safeguarding is in football at the moment. Previously it has been the entertainment industry and I am sure that it will be somewhere different next month. Possibly cricket, swimming clubs, hockey or gymnastics, which is were I am sitting at the moment watching my daughter attend her weekly gym class.  I am […]

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Why I think Consent should be discussed in schools. #pshe #safeguarding 

Consent is a tough topic for teachers to cover but so important. There are some amazing resources out there for you depending on the age group. Probably the most popular and useful one is the cup of tea analogy, ie if they are too drunk to drink a cup of tea, don’t give them a […]

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Online Grooming can happen at any school #safeguarding #onlinesafety

When delivering the Child protection training to new employees, I try give staff examples of what has happened at the school and this includes GROOMING. They are often surprised as they seem to think that students won’t get ” dupped” into doing anything stupid or have parents who will monitor everything the child does. Firstly, any child […]

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