How do you spot a child in your class or school with the signs of anorexia? Teachers and teaching assistants will find this list helpful to identify the signs.
Witnessing a student having a panic attack can be distressing, and many staff find themselves wondering how best to support students. There are a few simple steps you can follow and these are worth all staff knowing. If you have students who regularly have panic attacks, it’s worth discussing these suggestions with them and asking […]
This post was first published in UKEdChat Magazine and is reproduced here with kind permission. As educators, we’re all aware that it’s not enough simply to fill our pupils with knowledge and hope for the best. In order for them to enjoy and achieve both within and beyond school, they need both healthy self-esteem and […]
There are a wide range of reasons why young people turn to self-harm and every single case is different but there are certain themes that recur time and time again. Below are some of the most common ones, along with quotes from young people to help you understand why they turned to this unhealthy coping […]
Imagine you’re 8 years old, it’s the middle of the night. A group of men smash down your front door and take your dad away. Mum says it was the police because he’d done something bad. Each year over 160,000 children have to live with one or more parents being in prison, which means it’s […]
This model eating disorders policy has been developed to help you support students at risk of or suffering from anorexia or bulimia
Some practical ideas for teachers dealing with disclosures of child abuse at school
Use these ideas to maximise attendance and minimise lateness with an effective attendance policy.
A look at Cyberbullying – the use of ICT deliberately to upset someone else.
Victims of bullying suffer psychological and sometimes physical scars that last a lifetime.
The practical strategies outlined in this post could form a part of your pro-active approach towards preventing and handling bullying.
Simple activities to help students of any age feel comfortable and happy with themselves as unique individuals.