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Beating the poverty trap

10 October 2018

Continuing her focus on child poverty and its impact on education, Karen Sullivan looks at what schools might do to mitigate the negative impact that disadvantage can have

In my last article, we ...

Talking about child poverty

19 September 2018

The impact of poverty on children and their education is devastating. Karen Sullivan looks at the challenges that deprived families face

It is a subject that rears its shameful head far too often, ...

Plans B, C and D: Learning how to bounce back

20 June 2018

The importance of having a back-up plan is clear. As exams season comes to a close, Karen Sullivan looks at helping students to consider their options

Social media, the press and many many ...

When revision can be bad for you

23 May 2018

At exam time, the negative impact of over-studying cannot be over-estimated. Karen Sullivan offers some words of caution to revising students...

In my last article, we looked at the increasing ...

Getting exam revision right

2 May 2018

The majority of students don’t like to use the most effective revision techniques. This has to change, says Karen Sullivan

When Barnaby Lenon, a former headteacher of Harrow, suggested that GCSE ...

Exclusion: Back from the brink?

14 March 2018

Finishing her three-part series focused on exclusion and the negative impact that this can have for so many young people, Karen Sullivan looks at why and how we might keep more students in the ...

Exclusion in education: Why exclude?

28 February 2018

Exclusion can sometimes be a necessary last resort, but increasingly the evidence is pointing to many ‘offenders’ for whom this solution is just not appropriate. Karen Sullivan explains

Since ...

Behaviour and exclusion

17 January 2018

More than half of UK prisoners were excluded from school. In a new series of articles for SecEd, Karen Sullivan considers the exclusion picture in England and looks at possible alternative approaches ...

Tackling self-harm: Further resources and advice

27 September 2017

Given the alarming statistics on self-harm, Karen Sullivan suggests some approaches schools might adopt to raise awareness and help tackle the problem

In my last article, we looked at the ...

Making time to stop self-harm

6 September 2017

Self-harm among young people is on the rise, with potentially devastating consequences. Karen Sullivan looks at the statistics and suggests what role schools can play to tackle this danger

There ...

Inspiring pupils to love reading

5 July 2017

Following research showing that many secondary students are not challenging themselves with their reading, Karen Sullivan offers some ideas to inspire reluctant readers

In my last article, we ...

The many and varied benefits of reading...

14 June 2017

Reading, even for short periods, has an impact on brain development and academic achievement, but also develops other skills such as empathy. Karen Sullivan explains

A few months ago, research ...

Ideas for reducing screen-time

24 May 2017

Following her focus last time on the concerns about the impact of high amounts of screen-time on young people, Karen Sullivan looks at some solutions

There is no doubt that the internet and the ...

Wellbeing: Screen-time and our students

10 May 2017

A lot of the school work children undertake is now online. At the same time there is a range of research raising concerns about the negative impact of too much screen-time. Karen Sullivan takes a ...

Skills: Further lessons on adaptability

26 April 2017

Continuing her focus on helping your students to become adaptable, Karen Sullivan offers some practical evidence-based teaching ideas

In my last article, we looked at the importance of encouraging ...

Learning to be adaptable

29 March 2017

Key among the skills our students need in today’s world are adaptability and resilience, both of which link to emotional intelligence. Karen Sullivan advises

One of the most important things we ...

Ideas for holiday learning

15 March 2017

Last time, Karen Sullivan argued the case for allowing some term-time holidays. She now looks at how learning can continue while families travel together

In my last article, we looked at the ...

Arguing the case for term-time holidays

1 March 2017

Taking students out of school for term-time breaks has become a controversial issue. However, Karen Sullivan argues that the practice is no bad thing, with evidence suggesting that it can help ...

Teen anxiety: Getting back control

1 February 2017

With recent research suggesting that many teens don’t feel in control of their lives, Karen Sullivan continues her discussion on what role schools can play to reverse this trend

In my last ...

Generation no hope? Tackling students' anxiety

18 January 2017

From Brexit to Trump and the economy to school life, research suggests young people are under pressure and anxious about the future. Karen Sullivan asks how we can help them

Last year was an ...

PSHE: Feeling good – saying no!

30 November 2016

Rounding off her series on abuse in teen relationships, Karen Sullivan looks at what we can do to empower students to spot the warning signs and to have the confidence to say ‘no’

In my articles ...

PSHE: No more violence

16 November 2016

Continuing her focus on relationship violence, Karen Sullivan looks at how we can begin to tackle these issues in the PSHE classroom and offers some ideas and resources

Over my past few articles, ...

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