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Belonging-NAPCE’s June Newsletter

BELONGING Why do we do what we do? Why do we devote our professional careers to aiding others? Why are our choices based on improving the lives of others? Although we ask ourselves these questions as professionals, this month’s newsletter is about stepping back into the shoes of the student and looking at their motives. […]

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A call for change

Last month’s NAPCE newsletter questioned the motive of the government’s white paper’s and its consequences on all students and in particular those most vulnerable. NAPCE pursued this line of enquiry and had the opportunity to question Education Minister Nicky Morgan at the Academy conference: ‘How does the white paper address pastoral care alongside academic excellence everywhere?’  Morgan answered politically, listing the measurable ‘additional investment in […]

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21st Century Pastoral Care – the changing face and relevance of pastoral care in secondary education

Wednesday 11th March 2015 Newman University, Birmingham This important regional conference will provide opportunities to debate the changing face and relevance of pastoral care in secondary education. At a time when secondary school budgets are being squeezed, delegates will be encouraged to explore new developments within pastoral care in terms of its role and practices. […]

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Making a Difference

A seminar and networking event for educational professionals supporting vulnerable youngsters was held on February 14th in Middlesbrough, organised in partnership between NAPCE, Middlesbrough Council, Middlesbrough Schools’ Teaching Alliance and Trinity Partnership. The event was well attended by an audience of school leaders, governors, and professionals with specific responsibility for supporting vulnerable learners in both […]

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Share and Inspire

Saturday 29th March 2014 10:30 am until 12 noon (Refreshments from 10:15 – 10:30 am) Caesar Room, Imperial Hotel, Russells Square, London WC1B 5BB Members and Guests are invited to attend Four short ten minute presentations followed by questions. They will share current research or practice in pastoral care and provide inspiration and ideas that […]

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Is there ever a justification for an illegal exclusion?

John O’Boyle Educating Yorkshire, September 2013, the episode featuring a young man struggling to cope in school after the unexpected death of his older brother. After days of escalating disruption, the charismatic Head Teacher calls the boy and his mother into his office, “Although he hasn’t done anything wrong, we are sending him home for […]

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