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Why the SENCo is so vital – especially now

Respect for all teachers – especially SEND teachers & Learning Support staff. If we are to realise one thing from the COVID pandemic it should be this: the invaluable role that all teachers play in helping to positively shape our children’s state-of-mind. Many...

What if ADHD was a gift?

Which is better? How would you regard a child diagnosed with ADHD if their characteristics were considered a talent rather than a deficit and a disorder? Most of us function well within society, but it appears that those on the edge of normality are very quickly...

Lockdown – what’s happening to us?

Lockdown - what's happening to parents & carers? Recent research published 19.01.2021, from the University of Oxford reveals what parents already knew - that their stress and anxiety levels have risen during the lockdown. Participating parents and carers reported...

How children were affected by the first national lockdown

First national lockdown - Ofsted report. During the autumn term, Ofsted carried out a series of ‘interim visits’ to schools and recently published the following document. COVID-19 series: briefing on schools October 2020.  It details the many issues school leaders and...

Protecting children from negativity

Here we go again!The carpet of predictability and stability in our lives has been pulled out from under us once more. Things seemed to be getting back to “normal” during the summer. But it feels to me as though certainty is disappearing fast and everything is up in...

How emotional intelligence helps children

The power of emotional intelligence We often hide, suppress, or control our emotions because we've learned that it's wise. However, children generally wear their emotions on their sleeve for anyone to see. Sometimes our emotions burst out because we can’t contain them...

Protecting children from anxiety and depression

She believed she could fix herself!Labelling children with a mental health disorder appears to be way too easy today! Some children need professional support. However, in today's world it seems like many others are influenced to go down this path unnecessarily. For...

How are children coping with COVID restrictions?

Impact of COVID restrictions. Life for our children during COVID bears little to no resemblance in comparison to their lives before. The enormous trend toward “online time” and the significant decline in “face-to-face time” is unnatural for many of us. I believe that...

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