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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Children’s charity launches new online support for young people

Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children and teenagers, is delighted to announce its new online support for young people. The launch of #Help2MakeSense sees a video campaign, new young person’s website and social media campaign aimed at making bereavement advice, support and information more accessible for young people. The launch marks the end of Children’s Grief Awareness Week, 17 […]

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84% of schools don’t know how to deal with mental health problems

By Rachael Fulton A new report into the relationship between young people and the internet has revealed concerning figures about mental health problems among pupils, as well as the schools’ struggles to support them. A whopping 84% of schools assessed by the Parent Zone report are unequipped to cope with the mental health problems within pupils. The Parent Zone survey questioned […]

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Understanding Autism

With the number of young people being diagnosed with autism on the rise, it’s crucial that teachers get a solid understanding of what the condition entails and what they can do to support learners to achieve their full potential – but where do you start? We find out more about one online resource that’s pointing teachers in the right direction Imagine […]

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Accessible to all

Inclusion is the buzz word du jour, but what does it really mean? And what’s the benefit? We find out more about the importance of creating a learning experience that’s truly accessible to all… One of the biggest fears in the teenage mind is the dreaded ‘d’ word – being different. While religion, language, sexuality, race, family set up, disability, […]

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