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Belonging 2

Associate Nina Jackson with part two of her blog all about doing catch-up right by focussing on belonging, relationships and connection.

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Belonging 1

Associate Director Nina - Ninja - Jackson shares her tips for the right sort of catch-up with a focus on belonging, connection and well-being. Part One of a two-part blog.

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C-Word Bingo

Associate and Restorative Practice guru Mark Finnis recently asked people on social media for education-related words beginning with C. This is the impressive list that came back.

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Talking About War

A short selection of ideas and resources for teachers and parents to help with talking to children about war in Ukraine and, sadly, so many other parts of the world.

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David Cameron on the CPD Jukebox

As a school leader, what can I do to make my school more inclusive? We asked Associate, the Real David Cameron and here is what he said.

Dave Whitaker on the CPD Jukebox

How can I practice kindness in a school regime that is all about being strict? We asked Independent Thinking Associate and author of the Kindness Principle, Dave Whitaker, and this is what he had to say.

Guest Blog - Beth Dawes on the Object Permanence of Friendship

We asked Year One teacher and SENCo Beth Dawes for her views about relationships, friendship and helping some of our most vulnerable young learners. 

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Loss

At some point schools will reopen after Covid-19. At some point schools will come face to face with children who lost loved ones. Now what? Ian Gilbert shares some advice from personal experience to help schools help young people now and into the future.

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Observations

We asked Associate and Restorative Practice guru Mark Finnis what lessons he had gleaned, heard or observed about relationships, people and communities during this current crisis. Here are 43 truisms he has picked up. So far...

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What is Trauma-Informed Education and Why is it Relevant to You?

A powerful and insightful guest blog on what all teachers need to know about trauma-informed education by specialist teacher and researcher Kat Stern.

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Independent Thinking On Loss

A short video about bereavement and loss created for teachers and school leaders by Ian Gilbert with Phoebe Gilbert and Winston's Wish.

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