Boosting pupils' self-esteemHow 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.
Developing academic resilience in schoolHow can we develop academic resilience among pupils? We explain what academic resilience is and schools’ role in promoting it. This article also looks at how to identify and support pupils at risk of low wellbeing and strategies schools can use to promote resilience among individuals and all pupils.
Personal education plans (PEPs) for looked after childrenWhich pupils need a personal education plan? All looked after children (LAC) should have a personal education plan (PEP). You will find information on who is responsible for initiating PEPs, the role of the virtual school head (VSH), what PEPs should contain and arrangements for reviewing them.
Providing free period products in school: guidance and toolsUpdatedKnow the ins and outs of the DfE's free period product scheme, like 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 healthSupport 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.
Solve car chaos at the school gatesSchools in London, Birmingham, Sheffield and York now close their road at peak times to make drop-off and pick-up safer and calmer. Here's how you, too, could lose the traffic to protect your pupils, even in the most congested town or city.
Supporting a pupil with more complex mental health needsHow can we support a pupil with complex mental health problems? We relay advice from a charity on understanding a pupil's mental health needs, and helping parents to access support. We also refer to a case study from the DfE and link to mental health charities offering services in schools.
Supporting pupils who are transThis article will help you comply with your legal responsibility to support pupils who are trans or gender questioning. It covers language and pronouns, recording name and gender, uniform, toilet arrangements, and combating bullying.