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.
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
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
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
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