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A Conversation About Teacher Well-being and Healthy Schools

A conversation about teacher well-being and healthy schools with Associate Nina Jackson and guest Kelly Hannaghan (@mindworkmatters).

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A Conversation About Going back to School With a Focus on SEND and Well-being

A conversation about going back to school with a focus on SEND and well-being with Independent Thinking Associate Nina Jackson and SEND specialist Lorraine Petersen.

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A Conversation About Supporting Bereaved Children

A conversation about supporting children experiencing loss and bereavement with Julie ReesPhoebe Gilbert and Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston's Wish.

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Equity, Peace and Beauty

On the second of every month we publish our Second Thoughts newsletter. We normally focus on six themes. This month, it was just three. Big ones.

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Let the Children Heal You

Among our Associates are practising teachers and school leaders. We asked some of them about their thoughts on how things are now and what happens when children go back to school. Here are 33 points that came up.

Three-minute read

The Daily Walk Photo Challenge

Each day our favourite 'Granny with a Camera' Associate Jane Hewitt uses social media to encourage people to take part in a photo challenge as they enjoy their daily walk. Here are some suggestions as to what the challenge can be for you to try with your own children and families.

Three-minute read

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.

Four-minute read

Guest Blog - Rachel Tomlinson on Her Sanction-Free, Reward-Free School

A guest blog from Rachel Tomlinson, headteacher of the award-winning Barrowford Primary School in Lancashire, on why her school is a sanction-free and reward-free zone. Controversially.

Four-minute read

 

Guest Blog - Mark Goodwin on The Cookie Jar Checklist

Freelance trainer and consultant Mark Goodwin has put forward this really useful checklist of how to go about building and maintaining effective relationships with young people to help them learn well.

Three-minute read

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