Encouraging Risk Taking and Building Resilience

Resilience- Developing resilience when it comes to school work can start from a very young age and should not be the preserve of older children.
Risk- ​It’s a school’s responsibility to provide an environment, both inside and out, where the children feel safe enough to take risks.- Julie Keyes

Resolving Student Conflicts

Students fall out and make mistakes but resolving them can be both frustrating and time-consuming. Disagreements can appear resolved but reappear a few days or weeks later. Clear communication with both pupils and parents is key to ensuring disagreements and problems are resolved quickly, for good! Here are my 5 top tips for resolving student conflicts.

Why Aren’t We More Angry?

Is teaching getting harder? Carol has taught for a number of years but has a big problem with the new GCSE format. She thinks students are almost set up to fail.

Why Do We Need Mental Health First Aiders?

Mental First Aiders- ‘People trained to notice signs and symptoms, to assist and respond – when it’s needed and before it’s too late. Because the earlier the intervention and treatment, the better and faster the outcome.’

The Literacy of Numeracy Part 2: Explicit Vocabulary Instruction

Mr Morgs’ follow up blog on how children can approach the language used in the reasoning papers in the KS2 SATs.

‘Preparing For Literacy’- A Review – Part 3

This is the final part of Jayne Carter’s blog on improving communication, language and literacy in the early years.