Ofsted says inspections will ‘carry on as usual’

2021-12-02T07:55:34+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Curriculum, Wellbeing Programme|

Ofsted has said it’s following public health guidance but will be ‘carefully’ considering requests from schools to defer inspections. But Tes reports¹ that one in three requests from schools to defer inspections has been turned down. How can we ‘carry on as usual?’ and shouldn’t the focus be on support and a focus on emotional wellbeing and care so that stress is alleviated, minimised and reduced?

Out on location with the Hamish and Milo sock puppets

2024-05-08T13:49:11+01:00October 1st, 2021|Therapeutic benefits of animals|

It was a fun-packed day when we visited Barefoot Barns and took our Hamish and Milo sock puppets to visit the alpacas, sheep and ducks. It is becoming increasingly recognised now how much animals can really benefit children’s mental health and being outside with nature is incredibly powerful for mental health and wellbeing.

Skills for life – animals and pets in schools

2021-10-03T10:10:02+01:00August 5th, 2021|Therapeutic benefits of animals|

For many children, having a pet is the first time they begin to take care of another living being and to understand what it needs to be able to thrive and grow and be healthy. The life skills that come with looking after animals are not only enriching but show children their role in caring for others, developing empathy and responsibility in ensuring the pet's needs are met.

The therapeutic benefits of animals and pets in schools

2021-08-05T10:43:16+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Therapeutic benefits of animals|

Having animals and pets in school provides great opportunities for enhancing wellbeing and creating a culture of wellness within educational settings. We are only beginning to recognise the powerful role that animals can play and how they can be a source of nurture, fulfillment, and enrichment in children’s education and life experience.

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