What NOT to do when you know self-harming is happening

In this short video clip, Dr Pooky Knightsmith tells us what not to do if you know self-harming is happening. We all want to help, especially if it is a young person who is going through major difficulties that is leading to them self-harming. Despite our best of intentions, we can go about supporting in completely the wrong way and often […]

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Keep it simple when blogging for writing

This post explains how blogging for writing does not need a fancy space with lots of flashing lights, data and graphics.   A blog does not have to be a huge Cecil B Demille production that takes hours and hours to maintain. Used simply as a piece of paper that can be shared with the world makes it not only […]

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Resources to support & inspire your mental health work

Resources to support & inspire your mental health work

The post is full of resources to support & inspire your mental health work! Dr Pooky Knightsmith is hgetting better and is starting to provide us all with some more resources to help with working with young people with mental health issues. Online learning sessions You can access all of the online learning sessions I recorded earlier in the year here. […]

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How to make the best of classroom displays without waking in a sweat!

How to make the best of classroom displays

Classroom displays can be the bane of a teacher’s life. Don’t let the worry of it spoil your holiday. You’re on a well-deserved holiday from the classroom and students, but whatever you try to do, your mind keeps wandering back to your classroom and what it will look like come the first day of term. What will you do this […]

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A plea from Send My Friend to School

Send my friend to school campaign

Send My Friend to School hopes to be able to build on the recent enthusiasm of young people to get them mobilised to send clear messages about THEIR education. The promise World leaders have promised every child in the world a quality education. But a key piece of the puzzle is missing – the money to pay for this education […]

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There must be a better way than SATs!

there must be a better way than SATs

Military operation The military operation that is SATs is over and I for one is very glad. I remember as a head of myself, that they build up to the week of SATs, was always a bit nervy mainly because we had to make sure that the papers were all locked away and that the classrooms were removed of any […]

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UK Blog Awards – Highly Commended

UKBlogawards

Many of you were kind enough to vote for me when the nominations were open for the UK Blog Awards 2017. Thank you all very much, because I was a finalist! On Friday 21st April at the prestigious ceremony event not only were winners announced but also those blogs that were highly commended and THIS BLOG was one of them!!! This is what […]

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