A view from the other side

This guest post from Sue Winson is for our ‘Governors Corner’ series:   Having retired in Sept 2017 after over 40 yrs in education and the last 21 as Headteacher in a variety of schools- I felt that I couldn’t just leave education but I wanted to still be informed and to support a school in some small way – hence the […]

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31 Days of Kindness

Now that the festivities are over, why not continue to spread the season of happiness & helping others? Lyra & Ellie are two Year 4 girls, daughters of Pooky & Tom Hesmondhalgh who have decided helping others is a key to happiness. They have a daily 2-minute clip over on Twitter, YouTube & Instagram setting a prompt for you. Here’s a […]

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Supporting your work with good mental health & well-being

More resources for your work on mental health & well-being from Dr Pooky Knightsmith. New Videos: Promoting wellbeing in the workplace – a range of practical strategies for senior and middle leaders.  Especially helpful for mental health leads. How and Why to Care Out Loud – a simple strategy that can be easily tried by teachers and parents supporting children with low self-esteem. […]

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Want to know how music can help boost literacy?

Read on to find out how music can help boost literacy.     The cliché that music soothes the savage soul holds true today. But, music can do so much more, especially for children. In a recent article published by Kent State University, it outlined exactly how teaching music in a classroom setting can help students learn while promoting social […]

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Great mental health resources to support & inspire you

Our friend Dr Pooky Knightsmith has sent over another batch of great mental health resources to support & inspire you! ************************************** Hi Everyone, I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed some rest and relaxation or fun over the summer. It’s been a while since I was last in touch, so lots to share today. Videos My tedX talk […]

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Why I think August Bank Holiday should be banned!

Why August Bank Holiday should be banned

  August Bank Holiday – for many, the last holiday before the autumn and winter set in. The last break before Christmas. The time to get down to the beach put a knotted hanky on your head and be British! What’s not to like? For those folks who are not in education, that long week-end at the end of August […]

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Want to be 10% braver this year? This is how I’m doing it

How will you be 10% braver this year she asked?   Well, for a start I’m setting it out in a blog that will be published for the world to see. That is pretty brave, isn’t it? After all, those of you who may feel so inclined, can come back & pull me up for not doing it can’t you? […]

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