Health, Wellbeing and Behaviour

Making time for our mental health

4 December 2014

Thousands of teenagers took part in last month’s Make Time in November mental health campaign, supported by SecEd. We look at how one school worked with students and how the national campaign is to develop from here.


More foundations of effective teaching

4 December 2014

Continuing his series on the basics of effective teaching, Matt Bromley discusses how to create good routines and habits to ensure that everyday classroom tasks run smoothly and efficiently.


NQT Special Edition: November 2014

4 December 2014

SecEd's bi-annual NQT special edition offers eight pages of best practice and advisory articles aimed at supporting NQTs and young teachers.




NQT Special: Making the most of your CPD

27 November 2014

Mentoring, observation, INSET and external courses will form the backbone of your CPD during your NQT year. David Weston advises on how to make the most of these opportunities.



Tackling LGBT prejudice

27 November 2014

Corelli College is a Stonewall Champion school and has worked hard to tackle homophobia and prejudice. Sharron Humphrey offers her advice to other schools.



Discussing body confidence with students

6 November 2014

Body confidence begins with education and schools can play a crucial role. Dr Mary Bousted introduces the Be Real campaign, while Natasha Devon offers some tips for teachers.


Tackling bullying: Knowledge is power

6 November 2014

Information – both about national trends and about what is happening in your own school – is a powerful weapon in the fight against bullying. Dorothy Lepkowska explains.


Mental health: You don’t have to be an expert

16 October 2014

SecEd is supporting the Make Time in November mental health campaign. Here, we give some practical advice on using the campaign’s free resources to tackle mental health across your school.


Behaviour in the classroom

16 October 2014

Poor behaviour can hijack your teaching, especially in practical lessons such as science. Getting it right doesn’t have to be difficult. Becca Knowles offers her advice.


Make Time this November...

9 October 2014

High numbers of students are missing out on education because of mental illness. SecEd is supporting a new campaign that is urging schools to focus on mental health, tackle prejudice and raise awareness this November.


Promoting staff wellbeing

9 October 2014

The ‘head of staff formation and wellbeing’ is not a job title found in many schools. For Tom Caston, however, this role is a vital part of the school structure.


Supporting vulnerable pupils

2 October 2014

The use of ‘structured conversations’ and associate teachers has transformed outcomes for vulnerable pupils at Lyng Hall School. Nick Bannister explains.


Mentors give students sporting inspiration

25 September 2014

The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme offers free access to athlete mentors to help pupils use sport to improve their lives. We hear some inspiring stories from its recent annual awards.


Youth justice and the role of schools

3 July 2014

What does youth justice have to do with schools? After a major report highlights serious issues within the youth courts system, Dr Hilary Emery looks at the role of schools and education.


A focus on attendance

3 July 2014

Ofsted’s report into the plight of England’s ‘unseen children’ raised the issue of deprivation in seaside towns. Jane Bailey, a principal in Blackpool, discusses how a focus on attendance is making a difference.


Stamping out LGBT prejudice in schools

26 June 2014

Recent research has revealed the concerns of teachers about tackling the topic of same-sex marriage and also the discrimination faced by many LGBT staff in schools. Jo Morgan describes what her school does to stamp out prejudice.


NQT Special: Get a grip on workload

26 June 2014

Year two brings with it more freedom, but more responsibility to manage your growing workload. Dorothy Lepkowska seeks some advice.


NQT Special: Do you know how and when to say no?

26 June 2014

Both NQTs and more experienced teachers can often find it difficult to say no. Julian Stanley explores how teachers can turn down additional requests on their time in a professional manner.



Diabetes in schools

19 June 2014

From September, schools are legally obliged to support children with medical conditions. Libby Dowling looks at what this means for children with one of the more common conditions – diabetes.


Teenage risk-taking and the role of teachers

19 June 2014

Continuing her series on the changing teenage brain and how it affects their education, Dr Stephanie Thornton discusses teenage risk-taking and poses some questions for teachers.

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