Feature Articles

When less is more — limiting teacher intervention

4 February 2019

John Walker considers how carefully limiting teacher intervention can embody challenge for learners and improve their independence — especially in science education.

10 ways schools can help promote and support good mental health in children

1 February 2019

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 10 children and young people in the UK are affected by mental health problems. They estimate that about 70% do not receive appropriate interventions to help them at a sufficiently early age. Here are 10 key things that schools can do to help pupils with mental health issues to get the support they need.

Cancer: the facts

1 February 2019

The workplace can be a key battleground in the fight against cancer, particularly if there are potential risks from ionising radiation and carcinogenic substances. Jon Herbert reports on the key facts.

Time to Talk Day — 7 February 2019

30 January 2019

According to NHS Digital, one in six people have been reported to have experienced a common mental health problem in any given week in the UK. On 7 February 2019, the UK acknowledges Time to Talk Day (TTTD) — a campaign created by the UK mental health charity, Time to Change.

Employment in education legal update

9 January 2019

Nigel Baker of Lexicon Employment Law Training highlights some recent developments in the education field.

Inspection from September 2019 — a new role for Ofsted?

2 January 2019

Tony Powell, consulting educationist, is currently working with three schools anticipating inspection in the academic year 2019–20, studying every clue about the new inspection arrangements from September 2019. He shares his thoughts.

The mental health crisis in our schools

19 December 2018

Latest statistics provided by Action for Children suggests that a third of secondary school pupils suffer from mental health problems. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell considers some of the conclusions from a recent report on how schools are supporting their students.

Stress-related illness — the employer’s responsibilities

12 December 2018

In this article, Kathy Daniels, employment law author and associate professor, gives a summary of your responsibilities in ensuring that employees are not subject to excessive stress in the workplace.

The role of school governance in safeguarding children

4 December 2018

What is safeguarding and what are the duties on governors? Martin Hodgson, a school governor for 15 years, summarises the main points.

Mental Health Toolkit for Schools

19 November 2018

A culture recognising mental health issues is important. This guidance identifies the tools available to use to help those with mental health issues in schools.