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Time for TEA – support students' mental health

10 October 2013

Earlier this year, Newall Green High School in Manchester was recognised in the national Resilience and Results awards because of its work in supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of students and the school community. Kevin Buchanan explain


Closing the gender gap by empowering female students

10 October 2013

The gender gap is still a major issue in today’s workplaces. Headteacher of an all girls’ school, Sarah Raffray, says giving girls the confidence to break through the glass ceiling begins at an early age. She shares her five tips for empowering your femal


Effective teacher mentoring

3 October 2013

Teacher mentoring can be a powerful tool for CPD and school improvement – if it is done properly. Sarah Coskeran offers guidance for schools.


Spotting the signs of forced marriage

26 September 2013

A majority of forced marriage victims are young people who are still at school and teachers and school nurses have a key role in helping to spot the warning signs. Carla Thomas offers her advice and signposts some resources.


Top tips for tutor time

4 July 2013

One area of schooling in which teachers often feel massively under-prepared is how to successfully lead your tutor group. Helen Peter has just released a book on the subject and offers some practical tips to help get new tutors started in September.


What is troubling this teenager?

20 June 2013

What is troubling this teenager? Drink? Drugs? Many of us think we know the health issues that young people worry about. But we may have to think again. Al Campbell looks at the outcomes of research showing what teens are really concerned about.



Supporting your students' mental health

9 May 2013

How can you develop a whole-school approach to supporting your students’ mental health and emotional wellbeing? Mick Atkinson offers some practical advice.


Helping gay students who come out at school

22 November 2012

School for students who are gay can be a difficult time ― especially if they decide to come out. The right support can play a crucial role in helping teenagers through this difficult period. Linda Aitchison looks at best practice for teachers and s


Helping young carers

11 October 2012

Amanda Bostock discusses how her school has changed its practices to ensure that it offers full support to its young carers.

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