A remote way to learn

23 February 2021

Michael Evans considers how effective remote learning has been as an alternative to face-to-face learning in the classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schools and lockdown — the impact on mental health

8 February 2021

An early controlled return to education settings seemed possible at the close of 2020 but new Covid-19 variants have dashed that hope. When the third lockdown will end in 2021 is still unclear. Meanwhile, mental health has become a major health and safety issue. Jon Herbert reports.

The perils of the workplace romance

2 February 2021

Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is often be seen as the month of love. Workplace romances, however, may not be all hearts and flowers. Indeed, while it can be expected that colleagues will grow closer at work, especially in these difficult times, employers must always be aware of the issues that can arise as a result. This is especially important if many employees are currently working from home, as it can be much more difficult to observe concerning behaviours and actions between staff. We take a look at some of the downsides to office romances.

Towards a safer internet

26 January 2021

Michael Evans looks at ways in which young people can be helped to steer a safe path for themselves through a potentially toxic online world.

Teaching about misinformation in schools

6 January 2021

Michael Evans looks at ways in which Government guidance can help schools to teach children and young people how to manage online safety and identify sites that promote misinformation, disinformation and hoaxes.

The problem of self-harm

4 December 2020

One in eight young people are said to self-harm, often in secret. Michael Evans considers the extent of the problem and how it is possible to break the cycle.

Uniting Against Bullying

5 November 2020

Michael Evans, a former Headteacher, looks at what is being done in schools to prevent bullying.