Tag Archives: Being emotionally intelligent

Fear Eats the Soul: Girl Guides Attitude Survey, Wellbeing and Action are Urgently Needed

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Earlier this week, the Girl Guides Association released their “Girls’ Attitude Survey”. It’s uncomfortable reading. https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/globalassets/docs-and-resources/research-and-campaigns/girls-attitudes-survey-2016.pdf This isn’t a small insignificant survey. It was carefully constructed, with researchers carrying out interviews with over 1600 girls and young women between the … Continue reading

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More on Mental Health Awareness Week, and PSHE.

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Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 regularly has features on education, children, wellbeing and mental health. This morning was no exception. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and Woman’s Hour ran a very good piece on the work that Place2Be … Continue reading

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Mental Wellbeing: The Need for Personal and Social Development

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We know that there’s been an increase in mental health problems for young people. This should concern everybody – teachers, parents and the whole of society. Depression and stress, self-harming, the inability to be resilient in the face of significant … Continue reading

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The Archers, The Psychopath, Abuse and a Lesson for us All

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The Archers is “an everyday story of country folk” – according to the BBC.  For those who don’t listen to Radio 4’s daily broadcast, there’s been a dark cloud over the fictional county of Borsetshire for some years in the … Continue reading

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“Life Lessons”, Conclusions and Recommendations on the Purpose of PSHE and SRE

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This is the third of our posts on the “Life Lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools” report from the House of Commons Education Select Committee. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmeduc/145/145.pdf Before we comment on the conclusions and recommendations (pages 54 -56), we need to … Continue reading

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British Values and SMSC: The Department for Education Getting it Wrong

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The seriousness of the Department for Education’s latest “guidance” document cannot be overstated. At the end of November 2014, presumably following recent Ofsted reports in Tower Hamlets and the Trojan Horse debacle in Birmingham –as well as the government’s insistence … Continue reading

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Sutton Trust on Teachers’ Pay – Let’s be Clear

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Teachers’ Pay The BBC’s report on the Sutton Trust Education Pay questionnaire says the majority of teachers “support linking pay to pupils’ progress and results”. This is somewhat misleading. It’s also interesting to see that this is only one aspect … Continue reading

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