Children harmed by school streaming and the impact on wellbeing

2021-12-02T08:54:53+00:00December 1st, 2021|Curriculum, Wellbeing Programme|

How has it crept up on us, deemed acceptable and in fact policy, that we have moved to a way of telling children they are ‘working towards’ or need ‘catch up’ or are ‘working below expectation.’ There are “alarming rates of stress and anxiety” in our high-performing students, as well as the impact on children who are forever being told they are not ‘good enough.’

Creative arts to support the ‘whole child’ with the trauma of the pandemic

2021-11-12T16:23:42+00:00November 10th, 2021|Curriculum, Wellbeing Programme|

Whilst children need to have the structure, the routines, and the opportunities to engage again in learning post covid, they also need greater opportunities for a broad, creative and expressive curriculum that is embodied as a whole school approach that really holds wellbeing and children’s current and long term mental health at the heart.

Our Education System – Tidal waves of change

2021-10-01T16:42:47+01:00September 16th, 2021|Mental Health Champion|

So, it’s a welcome reshuffle, out with Gavin Williamson and in with Nadhim Zahawi. This significant change comes amidst a backdrop of uncertainty, disillusion and lack of confidence. There is a desperate call for schools to feel listened to, consulted and for them to be led with clarity, care and a focus not just on academic success for children, but the heightened awareness for mental wellbeing to be prioritised.

Championing mental health provision in primary schools

2024-05-07T14:26:51+01:00September 8th, 2021|Mental Health Champion|

After the summer break, schools have opened their doors again to welcome children back with an even greater need for a wide and diverse curriculum with a focus on wellbeing and mental health. The senior mental health leads are the driving force to lead the provision and to champion wellbeing, to identify and target approaches and programmes at early intervention level and ensure that every child’s wellbeing is at the heart of the school ethos, culture and values.

Mental Health Leads championing mental health provision in schools

2021-08-16T12:07:21+01:00August 16th, 2021|Mental Health Champion|

With the increasing focus on mental health and wellbeing in schools following on from and exacerbated by the pandemic, there are the beginnings of a strategic approach and the start of funding to support it. The initial stages saw the launch of a ‘recovery curriculum’ to get children back into schools but this is only the tip of the iceberg and the need for an informed, strategic and cohesive framework has never been more evident.


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