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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.
Developing academic resilience in school
How 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.
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.
Implementing mindfulness in schools
Is there information on how to introduce mindfulness in schools? This article looks at guidance on implementing mindfulness and practical tips from teachers. We also look at how schools have introduced mindfulness as a part of the curriculum.
Monitoring pupils' mental health and wellbeing: tools
Are there tools we can use to monitor pupils' wellbeing? We link to tools schools can use to identify and monitor issues with pupil wellbeing, such as a resilience audit, wellbeing scale and pyramid of need. This article also relays DfE guidance on identifying pupils with mental health problems.
Online safety in schools
Proformas for recording an incident, our summary of the statutory guidance, advice from our experts on online filtering and more.
Personal education plans (PEPs) for looked after children
Which 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 tools
Know 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 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.
Solve car chaos at the school gates
Schools 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 needs
How 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 trans
This 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.
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