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Just what is Wellbeing?

Just what is Wellbeing? With calls for wellbeing to be put on the curriculum. NAPCE looks to break down the word wellbeing. We felt a reminder and de-construction of the word adds a little clarity so that we can address its components. The dictionary definition of Wellbeing: ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy’. In our environments […]

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Where Does Pastoral Care Begin?

NAPCE recently re-tweeted a post questioning ‘where does pastoral Care begin?’ The comments debate boiled down to… parents. It stirred a lot of reaction and some useful reflection. Schools are taking on a far more central role in parent support- and the focus is not always child-centered. As a deputy head I see a range […]

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NAPCE’s 2017 Pastoral Care in the Digital Era

A New Field of Pastoral Care Pastoral care has traditionally focused on the physical and psychological environment that we create for our young people, but as ‘screen time’ increases, we question how aware are we of the potential, influence, strategies and consequences of the digital world? Potential: Firstly, the learning potential for students able to […]

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NAPCE’s 2017 Conference- A reflection on what was learnt

Schools and the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Their Pupils April 2017 Reflections on the Conference NAPCE’s major annual conference on Schools and the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Their Pupils was held at the end of last month at Newman University, Birmingham. With over 150 educationalists coming together to access the highly engaging and relevant presentations […]

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NAPCE Internet Safety Podcasts

Internet Safety Day from the Interner February 2017 It is internet safety day today and schools across the country will be delivering input to students to promoting safe use of our relatively new information source. But to maintain these lessons, we as staff need to have some awareness of the biological and social impact technology […]

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NAPCE New Year!

Following a year that certainly raised them, over the next twelve months we are going to be tackling some of the biggest issues in pastoral care and how they are being addressed in schools. I am sure that a week in to the new year and a week back at work may be making things […]

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