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.
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