Lack of trained staff will impact a key life skill for pupils!

swimming teachers

GB Olympic medallists Becky Adlington, Steve Parry and Beth Tweddle have launched a national campaign, including an investment of £3m, to drive forward the recruitment of children’s swimming and gymnastic teachers. Crisis in swimming The Olympians have warned that there is a staffing crisis, in swimming in particular. There was a shortage of trained swimming teachers pre-Covid but the pandemic […]

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3 Amazing wellbeing webinars to support your work!


Once again we have some fabulous wellbeing webinars from Pooky Knightsmith. These will be focus on three areas of wellbeing including two for specific disability groups & another that looks at Maslow’s Hierachy. Also, check out those that were specifically for Staff Well-being   Title: Emotional wellbeing for children with severe and profound intellectual/learning disabilities  Date: 24th of November at 4pm UK […]

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Could your CPR save the life of someone having a heart attack?

CPR information from the British Heart Foundation Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, there are several important changes to CPR advised by the Resuscitation Council UK. If you find someone unconscious follow these simple steps: Step 1: Shake and shout If you come across someone who is unconscious, always check for danger and look for risks before you start helping. […]

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Resources for staff well-being.

Staff well-being

    Another great set of resources from Dr Pooky Knightsmith for schools. Today she is concentrating on staff well-being. With staff wellbeing topping the concerns that leaders have talked to me about this week, here are some courses and resources to help you with this very important topic… I hope they’re helpful…if they are, please share them. Upcoming webinar: School […]

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Sunday Smiles!

Dr. Pooky Knighsmith

Here is the latest ‘freebie email’ from Pooky Knightsmith! ############################## Hello!  Happy Sunday… This week’s free course is: Suicide: How to Support During Crisis Moments Next week’s free live webinars: Secondary School Heads: Leading on Behaviour in the Current Context DSL: Safeguarding Update Creative Education Online Training: What, Why, How? Free webinar playbacks: Leading Your Staff Towards a Better Life-Work […]

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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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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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