The world’s first professor of play is being sought by Cambridge University. The successful candidate will lead the University’s newly established Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning. Read the full article here.
It is a credit to teachers that they fill in the gaps to tackle intractable problems; it is not a credit to the system they work within that they must, writes one heads’ leader. Read the full article here.
Plans to “transform” attitudes to mental health, with a focus on children and young people, have been announced by Theresa May. Additional training for teachers, an extra £15m for community care, and improved support in the workplace were among measures announced by the PM. Mental health experts said more funding was needed to improve services. … Continued
Baroness Warnock, educationist and SEND pioneer, and Helen Fraser, former chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust, among those receiving gongs. Read the full article from TES here.
Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, Guardian survey finds. NHS services for the soaring numbers of children who have self-harmed, tried to end their life or are having a breakdown are woefully substandard and risk prolonging their suffering, according to their psychiatrists. Read the full article from The … Continued
Help to teach your child social skills for making friends. We’ve all been there. You’re in the park/ at the soft play/ at a friend’s house. Your children appear to be playing happily, then out of the blue it happens. You hear a wail, turn around and realise another child has set upon yours with … Continued
Here at Head Office we’re always delighted to hear stories and see pictures from Practitioners from across the country. We know that space in schools is often at a premium and we’re increasingly amazed by the way in which Practitioners use their initiative to create magical Thrive spaces for the children that they work with. … Continued
Connecting neuroscience and learning to arts and creativity Following the success of our 2016 conferences, Thrive will be hosting three exciting conferences in 2017 across the East of England, South East England, and the South West. These will provide an exciting opportunity to develop your CPD, explore how current neuroscience translates into everyday practice, and … Continued
HeadStart Kernow has been awarded £8.9m by the Big Lottery Fund to continue its work supporting the emotional and social wellbeing of children and young people across Cornwall. Thrive is very proud to support the HeadStart Kernow project that aims to ensure that mental health is embedded in a school’s culture and pupils’ emotional welfare … Continued
How do arts and creativity connect to neuroscience and learning? To find out, join us at our conferences ‘Forging New Connections’ for keynote speeches from leading child psychotherapist, Margot Sunderland, together with a selection of innovative and creative workshops. Both conferences provide an exciting opportunity to explore how scientific theory translates into everyday practice. Learn … Continued