Emotions Matter-Building emotional intelligence in children

Michael Eggleton, Deputy Head at Charles Dickens and leader of the Improving Mental Health programme talks about how his school has tackled this pressing problem. We have all seen the statistics and even had first-hand experiences of supporting children with mental health concerns. More and more emphasis has been put on schools to be the […]

The widening gap between special and mainstream

It is with interest that we read that Damien Hinds has decided to seek the views of schools on whether special needs funding should be reformed to make it “more effective”.  The DFE want to know whether the funding system “could better reflect the changing nature of need”, and whether cash can be “distributed more […]

Little things matter for wellbeing

On leadership programmes, there is always a section of learning devoted to being strategic, to not getting bogged down in the minutiae of day-to-day school life, but saving time to think, plan, review and make big changes to teaching and learning. These things do matter – if senior leaders don’t devote enough time to the […]