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Student health - lessons in balance

While there is a very clear need for good health and wellbeing to be on the education agenda for children and young people, we should not expect teachers to be able to deal with the intricacies of healthcare being carried out on school premises without sufficient training…

The five different types of headteacher

No one really likes to be pigeon-holed but according to research produced by the Centre for High Performance, there are five different “types” of head teacher: the philosopher, the surgeon, the architect, the soldier and the accountant…

The Growth Mindset debate

“Instead of ‘I can’t do that’, say, ‘I can’t do that YET’.” It is no surprise that Carol Dweck’s concept ‘Growth Mindset’ has become a popular concept in teaching over the last few years. The core message is that not that you can’t solve that problem, it’s that you can’t solve it YET…

5 ways to get parent buy-in

Getting parents invested in your teaching strategies is of enormous value to the student. If you are looking to strengthen the effect that parental reinforcement can have on your teaching, here are five ideas to cultivate a triangulated learning culture…

Understanding bullying

The destructive, pernicious nature of bullying is felt, to a greater or lesser extent, in all of our schools and institutions. Despite some headteachers (thankfully few and far between now) saying that bullying does not exist in their schools, it’s a feature of humanity yet to be eradicated…

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