Tag Archives: wellbeing

Post Covid-19: A New Education Paradigm

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The National Education Union has announced its own “Five Tests” that need to be passed before educational establishments are re-opened – mirroring the health secretary’s tests for the end of this lockdown. https://neu.org.uk/neu-five-tests-government-schools-can-re-open They are: Reduced numbers of Covid-19 cases … Continue reading

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Universities’ Intransigence on Mental Health Issues: This has to Stop

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Today – 10th October – is World Mental Health Day. A proper understanding of wellbeing and mental health issues (and the support systems for young people) at many UK universities appears to be negligible. It’s a mess that needs to … Continue reading

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Towards a National Education Service: Part One

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The Labour Party policy consultation on education has now closed, and we hope that educators, parents and Labour party members took time to contribute to the important proposals for a National Education Service. The notion of a National Education Service … Continue reading

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A National Education Service

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Education took centre stage at the Labour Party Conference with not only a strong speech from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner but also significant comments relating to PSHE education from the Deputy Leader, Tom Watson – as well as Jeremy … Continue reading

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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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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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GCSE results day – and consequences for heads

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It’s GCSE results day and we’d like to add our congratulations and best wishes for those who are pleased with their results – and express our sympathy for those who are less happy. Please remember these results are NOT the … Continue reading

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Negroland: Book of the Week

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Radio 4’s Book of the Week this week is Negroland by Margo Jefferson. Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 to a successful black, middle-class couple in Chicago. Her memoir looks back on her childhood and the black bourgeois upbringing that … Continue reading

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Natasha Devon and children’s mental health

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For those tempted to spend a sunny Sunday morning watching 3 hours of politics with Marr/Peston/Neil and their various guests (including IDS and JHBrewer) we suggest you give your brains a rest and do at least two things that will … Continue reading

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