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Consulting on relationship and sex education - Part 1

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Nov 1, 2019 9:11:07 AM

Requirements for RSE are changing from September 2020. If you're updating your curriculum or policy, you should start your consultation process as soon as possible. The below information might be helpful when consulting with pupils and staff. In next week’s blog post, we’ll take a look at the tools needed to consult with parents. We worked with education experts Malcolm Groves and Bill Bolloten to develop this toolkit.

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Topics: relationship and sex education, consultation

Tools for monitoring pupils’ mental health and wellbeing

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Oct 25, 2019 2:11:17 PM

Pupil wellbeing comes very high on the agenda for most schools, but some leaders struggle with monitoring it. In this blog post we outline some of the tools that can be used to track wellbeing among students including a resilience audit, wellbeing scale and pyramid of need.

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Topics: wellbeing, mental health

Identifying your most able pupils

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Oct 18, 2019 9:18:55 AM

Catering for the learning needs of all the children in the class can pose a challenge to teachers. Just as there will be pupils who require extra support, there are those who are more able and need to be stretched in their lessons. It's up to you to define who your 'most able' pupils are. In this blog post, we offer guidance on how to identify these pupils, including the common characteristics of more able learners. We also offer examples of strategies from two primary schools. 

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Topics: most able pupils

Strategies for engaging with reluctant parents

Posted by Ewa Jozefkowicz on Oct 11, 2019 11:12:48 AM

We all know that a positive parent-child-teacher relationship is the key to every pupil’s development and learning. But what do you do when parents are reluctant to get involved in their child’s education? We asked education expert and consultant headteacher John Searle for his advice. Below, we share his tips on building relationships with those parents who are harder to reach.

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Topics: parents, engagement