Resources

Weather and climate resources

The Met Office has launched a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities.


Family alcohol misuse

A learning programme to support children who are affected by parental alcohol misuse has been launched by The Children’s Society.




Teaching mental health

As SATs approach, how can we teach children about their mental health and handling any pressure that they may be feeling? Continuing her therapeutic schools series, Shahana Knight discusses ways to incorporate teaching about mental health and wellbeing into the school week


Hedgehog lesson resources

A key stage 1 and 2 hedgehog education pack has been unveiled by the wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).


Plastic pollution

A free resource kit is aiming to help primary school children learn about plastic pollution in our waterways and explore the concept of the circular economy.


Arts & Minds competition

UK schools are being invited to join the fight against racism, prejudice and hate by taking part in the annual Arts and Minds competition.


Transition support for pupils and families

The Starting Secondary School campaign has been launched offering support to parents, teachers and students to help make the primary to secondary school transition as smooth as possible.






Supporting EAL pupils

Two resources are published aimed at supporting pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). The first aimed at helping deaf pupils, the second aimed at the EYFS.


Online safety film competition

The 10th Childnet Film Competition has been launched, encouraging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.



Building blocks National Schools Programme

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched its free National Schools Programme, a nationwide architectural learning initiative that partners schools with expert architects.


Healthy: Inside and Out

A range of resources has been made available to help schools mark Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place from February 4 to 10, 2019.


Wildflower offer from Kew Gardens

Grow Wild, an outreach initiative of Kew Gardens, is asking schools to get involved in a campaign encouraging us all to grow wildflowers.


Government guidance: School trips & security

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools focused on organising school trips and has also published draft guidance for consultation focused on dealing with security and emergency situations.


Tackling cyber-bullying

Understanding the nature of cyber-bullying and what can be done to support pupils is a vital part of safeguarding practice. Drawing on her research, Dr Lucy Betts has published resources to support schools


Child safety: Clever Never Goes

The ‘stranger danger’ message is outdated and unhelpful. A new Lottery-funded initiative – Clever Never Goes – is offering schools a more intelligent approach to personal safety for pupils. Emma Lee-Potter reports


Mental health support

Resources have been released to support teachers and school staff when it comes to issues of pupil mental health and wellbeing.


School Libraries Campaign

A three-year Great School Libraries campaign has been launched in a bid to secure better school library funding.


Bullying: We have a choice...

How can we use discussions about respectful disagreement to help stop bullying? Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, Martha Evans considers how schools can support children to ‘Choose Respect’

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