Health and Wellbeing

#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.


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


Air pollution

More than four in 10 children living in urban areas (43 per cent) are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school, a survey has shown.


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Keeping Children Safe

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Safeguarding expert Sam Preston introduces SSS Learning's courses to support schools with their statutory obligations




LGBT History Month 2018

LGBT History Month in February celebrates difference and acceptance. Adele Bates provides age-appropriate resources and shares some school-wide opportunities to celebrate


Safer Internet Day 2018

Talking about online safety is a vital part of helping children to stay safe in the world today. Hannah Broadbent looks ahead to this year’s Safer Internet Day on February 6


Primary school resources: January 2018

January's round-up of primary news and resources includes the relaunch of the Leadership Equality & Diversity Fund, a literacy challenge, writing competition and new BBC esafety resource



Ideas and resources for Anti-Bullying Week 2017

How can we make the most of Anti-Bullying Week in schools, including this year’s primary-focused Odd Socks Day initiative? Martha Evans explains more and offers some ideas for primary schools




Self-funding children’s enterprise

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Healthy Tuck Shops and Stationery Shops in primary schools give children an opportunity to practise enterprise skills and to make a small profit.



Mental health toolkit launched

A toolkit to help schools face the challenges of mental health and wellbeing has been published by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB).




At a glance: Latest primary resources

Pupil Premium best practice, a toolkit to help migrant families understand UK education, film resources and asthma training are among the latest free primary school resources to be released



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