Resources



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Department for Education has published guidance for schools focused on organising school trips and has also published draft guidance for consultation focused on dealing with security and emergency situations.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The ‘stranger danger’ message is outdated and unhelpful.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’


SEND funding grants

?Funding is being made available from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to test new approaches to improving attainment and other outcomes for SEND children.


#HandsUp4HealthyMinds

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is launching a new set of free resources, designed to support young people aged 8 to 24.


The Tes SEN Show 2018: A focus on SEMH

The annual Tes SEN Show takes place on October 5 and 6 and will focus on social, emotional mental health. Head of content and chair of this year’s keynote panel discussion, Beverley Walters, looks at the CPD, seminars and other attractions on offer at the free event


Into Film Festival 2018

This year’s Into Film Festival takes place from November 7 to 23 and schools can already book their free places. Sam Wilson introduces this year’s programme


Excellence in SEN

Headteacher Update’s 2018 SEN supplement is available for free download.


Creating a therapeutic school: Classroom environments

In a new regular series for Headteacher Update, expert Shahana Knight will advise schools on supporting the emotional and mental health of children and staff, offering easy-to-implement and cost-effective activities. Here she focuses on the classroom environment and a useful whole-school idea



RSE: Getting parents on board

Statutory relationships education is approaching and schools will want to have their parents’ support for the new-look curriculum. Lucy Emmerson advises



Arts and Minds 2018

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


Online safety film competition

Online safety charity Childnet International is challenging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.

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