Eight-year-old children will be given lessons on happiness and teenagers will be instructed on combating anxiety and suicidal thoughts under government projects due to be trialled. Typical mindfulness lessons will reportedly encourage children to think of disturbing thoughts as “buses” that will move away, and they will be given questionnaires on bullying and friends. … Continued
Nearly half of respondents to a survey on teacher wellbeing said their mental health was poor, fuelling fears that growing numbers are struggling to cope with the profession’s changing demands. A significant proportion also take medication because of their job. And the convener of a national mental health helpline has said that the demands of teaching are so exceptional … Continued
Schools in England are to receive a cash boost to help improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The £215m capital funding has to be spent on increasing school capacity and boosting access for these pupils to good schools. It may be spent on specialised classrooms and facilities, but not on general … Continued
This year’s Forging New Connections conferences from Thrive takes a good look at some of the emotional challenges professionals face when working with children and young people. The conferences will inform you of the latest developments in neuroscience to enable you to understand the body-brain connection and give practical tools to help you regulate your … Continued
Refer a friend to one of our Licensed Practitioner courses and you will receive £10 off your CPD course or conference place. In addition, your friend will receive £100 off their Licensed Practitioner course (for courses starting before 31st July 2017, Thrive Open Access (PA) course bookings only). If you would like further information, please contact our … Continued
Prince Harry says the best teachers go beyond academic lessons and teach about resilience and compassion. “We will all face setbacks and challenges,” said Prince Harry, but teachers could help to prepare people for the “ups and downs” of later life. This is something we strongly believe in at Thrive. Read the full article, and … Continued
How can a school be judged “good” by Ofsted but “coasting” by the DfE, and face intervention from an RSC? Accountability is one of those terms that has become ubiquitous in the world of education. Read the full article here.
Across the UK we are facing the challenge of a critically low number of teachers, as thousands report leaving the profession – or plans to leave. BBC Education reported in October 2016 that 30% of 2010 intake will quit within five years, Schools Week reported that we are facing the highest number of teachers leaving … Continued
This month, one of our Thrive trainers, Fiona Jarman has been in touch to tell us all about a new space themed Thrive room in Banbury. William Morris Primary in Banbury is a small school with a big heart for the emotional well-being of the children and their community. The school’s vision is “Dare to … Continued
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.