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  • Boosting pupils' self-esteem How can we boost pupils' self-esteem? This article looks at guidance on promoting pupils' mental health and wellbeing, and ideas and resources you can use in school. We also link to advice on helping parents boost their child's confidence and supporting pupils to improve their own self-esteem.
  • Fasting during Ramadan: supporting pupils Ramadan runs from 15 May to 14 June 2018. We cover what you need to know and do to support pupils fasting during Ramadan, including during exams.
  • Monitoring pupils' mental health and wellbeing: tools Get an overview of the tools you can use to monitor pupils' mental health and wellbeing, both at an individual and whole-school level.
  • Personal education plans (PEPs) for looked after children All looked after children (LAC) should have a personal education plan (PEP). Find information about who is responsible for creating and managing PEPs, and what a plan should contain.
  • Providing free period products: guidance and tools UpdatedKnow the ins and outs of the DfE's free period product scheme, including how it's funded and how to order tampons and pads. Download our consultation pack to help you gather views from parents and pupils, and use our poster to alert pupils to the signs of toxic shock syndrome.
  • Pupils with SEN: supporting mental health Support the mental health of pupils with SEN using strategies such as enabling pupil voice and developing emotional self-management. We also link to special school wellbeing policies.
  • Trans pupils: summary of legal rights Understand your legal responsibilities around supporting pupils that identify as trans in your school and learn how to make informed decisions around the arrangements you put in place.
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  • Free school meals (FSM): who's eligible? Find out the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), and learn about the transitional protections in place during the Universal Credit rollout period.
  • Natasha's Law and school food standards: requirements Get to grips with Natasha's Law and the changes to allergen labelling requirements in force from 1 October 2021. Plus, understand what the food standards are, when your school has to follow them and how you can check that you're compliant.
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