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A Plea to Act Now – Again!

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As a parent, many things can keep you awake at night: Your child not attaining an A-C pass at Maths GCSE Your child self-harming because of the pressure to succeed academically As a parent, what would be your biggest concern? … Continue reading

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Action not Polemics

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a time to focus our thoughts and actions on how well we are supporting our young people and their individual wellbeing. Of course, every week and every day should be  a time … Continue reading

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Wellbeing: Change or Status Quo?

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Three headlines from the BBC Education website – at first glance unrelated but with a possible connection: First headline: “Children’s mental health service cut” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30735370 Second headline: “Parents ‘ignore school league tables’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30731164 Third headline: “Short-term politics ‘damages schools’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30711726Continue reading

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Act Now – For the Rights of the Child

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Last week we shared some thoughts regarding the two reports on the mental health of children and young people that were published within a few days of one another. The House of Commons Health Committee report on Children’s and Adolescents’ … Continue reading

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Wellbeing at Wellington……Where Else?

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The wellbeing of students at Wellington College is as important as their academic success, which is why Sir Anthony Seldon has invested so much in the development of the school’s “Eight Aptitudes”. “At Wellington, we do not ask: “how intelligent … Continue reading

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Addressing Mental Health

Ed Miliband talked of “One Nation” in his speech to the Labour party conference in Manchester. He explained that this country should be a place “where everybody has a stake, where prosperity is fairly shared and where we protect and … Continue reading

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