School Well-being: promoting mental health in schools: inclusive practice
Written by Jagdish Kaur Barn, an educational psychologist at FocusPsychology, the article discusses how schools might evaluate their current practice regarding mental health, and how they could begin to improve practices in order to promote positive mental health for their pupils. This article originally appeared in 'Special' in July 2016.
The article looks into questions to ask to support self-evaluation, and takes a solution-orientated approach. It considers the importance of staff well-being in order to promote pupil well-being, and how having staff on board is crucial to developing mentally healthy schools.
It then explores a 'relational approach' and how teachers can employ this effectively, including some suggestions for PSHE and managing exam stress. There is a useful glossary of terms and a description of one of the key concepts in mental health, resilience.
Information, Guidance - 25 Sep 2018
This guide aims to introduce childhood acquired brain injury (ABI), consider how it is acquired and why it is often misdiagnosed, and provide some practical support strategies. #miniguides
Guidance - 17 Jul 2018 Gold AND Silver Member Only
This document discusses what differentiation is, how it fits in with the new curriculum and mastery teaching, and how high quality teaching may be differentiated, and looks at a range of differentiation strategies.
Information - 25 Jun 2018 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This webinar looks at what SLCN are and makes some practical suggestions for classroom practice to meet these needs.