Schools failing young carers, report finds

Schools across the UK are failing children and young people with caring responsibilities, according to new research from Barnardo’s. A YouGov poll found that 40% of teachers were not confident that they would be able to identify a young carer in their class – and as a result, many young people caring for loved ones are going under the radar […]

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Beat Bullying

With children with special educational needs and disabilities twice as likely to experience bullying, how can SEN schools tackle the issue? We found out  Bullying is a problem in schools across the UK. The 2017 Ditch the Label report, which surveyed 1,020 young Brits aged 12 to 20, found that 54% of young people had been bullied at some point. […]

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Social media sites harming young people’s mental health

Four of the five most popular social media sites are having a negative impact on young people’s mental health, according to new research. Photo sharing platform Instagram has proven to be the most damaging, according to research from the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement. The survey questioned 1,500 14 to 24-year-olds – and respondents said that […]

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Understanding epilepsy

With the condition affecting one in 103 people in the UK, epilepsy is far more common than you might think – and it’s important that teachers and support staff get clued up on how best to support those affected. We find out more from Epilepsy Action Whether you work in a special education environment or not, the chances are that, as a teacher, you will teach […]

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De-stress your students

You’ve handed out the mind maps and delivered your best ‘don’t stress’ speech, but still you can feel your pupils’ panic rising. Is there any more you can do to help? We speak to Janey Downshire, expert and author of Teenagers Translated, to see what more teachers can do to help tackle stress in the classroom REMEMBER THAT CALMNESS IS CONTAGIOUS “Teachers can have […]

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