In the early years of primary school, children are usually encouraged to write in pencil, and will move onto using a pen when their handwriting has reached a certain standard. In many schools, children will receive a pen licence to acknowledge their transition from pencil to ink. Pen licences are used to motivate children … Continued
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Young person/Youth achievement category at this year’s nasen Awards. This award recognises a child or young person who has achieved against the odds and made a significant difference to the lives of others with special educational needs and disabilities and/or additional learning needs. (SEND and ALN … Continued
This month our Member Services Co-ordinators Sam and Grace visited the Devon Studio School in Torquay. Read on to find out how they have embraced the Thrive Approach within their inspiring adolescent setting: A few weeks ago, Grace and I were delighted to be invited to visit Devon Studio School’s Thrive space. The school is … Continued
The issue of poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough, says a review by England’s behaviour tsar Tom Bennett. The extent of the problem has been underestimated in official data kept by Ofsted, he warns. Schools with particular problems should be funded to provide internal units to deal with troubled pupils, he … Continued
Research from the BBC School Report has found that half of teenagers with mental wellbeing issues try to cope alone. A third of pupils said they were not confident enough to speak to a teacher. At Thrive, we believe that mental health support at school is vital for children and young people. Read the full article here.
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
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.