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.

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.

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.

Bullying in schools

15 November 2018

With Anti-Bullying Week taking place in mid-November each year, the theme for 2018 is Choose Respect. The aim is to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, together with everyone who works with them, to understand the definition of respect. Former Head, Michael Evans, considers the effects of bullying in schools.

Ofsted report on childhood obesity

23 October 2018

By the time children leave Year 6, more than a third of them are overweight. It’s becoming a national crisis and one which many schools are doing their best to address. An Ofsted thematic review reports on inspectors’ findings and Suzanne O’Connell highlights the main messages.