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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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What goes around … ?

Yet again it appears that staff at the DfE are about to fail to take the essential step and include PSHE Education as a statutory part of the revised National curriculum due in 2014. Whilst there are continued calls for schools to address all the concerns of society – drugs/alcohol, smoking, teenage pregnancy, bullying, anti-social […]

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Supporting school children whose parents are diagnosed with a mental illness

How do children experience living with a parent with mental illness? How do children manage this experience? What are the outcomes for children in the school environment? How can schools support children whose parents have mental health issues? As a school counsellor one of the areas of my work is supporting students whose parents have […]

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