In this interview for school staff, educational consultant Victoria Franklin talks with Dr Weston about key messages from new Government Guidance on school attendance, which is being implemented as of the beginning of September 2022.
Researcher of the Month: Tom King Discusses the Effectiveness of School-Based, Peer-Led Wellbeing Interventions
Researcher of the Month, Tom King, discusses his recent paper which reviews the evidence for peer-led mental health and wellbeing interventions, widely used in schools worldwide. He talks us through why they are so appealing to schools and outlines the potential benefits and risks.
Join researcher Gemma Goldenberg in this webinar, which explores the impact of the environment on children’s learning. Valuable to all school staff, Gemma outlines the research evidence on the impact of noise and visual clutter on children’s learning as well as the apparent positive effects of exposure to nature. The webinar ends with some top tips for classroom practice. These are easy to apply and might have significant benefits for some children.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Dr Vanessa Kurdi about cultivating positive relationships between pupils and teachers and the impact this can have on their learning. They discuss the need for empathy in our interactions with young people and the ways in which we can nudge them towards feeling intrinsically motivated to learn.
Phil Spoors, assistant head teacher at Cramlington Learning Village, shares tips for teachers about using Chromebooks and discusses how chromebooks are used in his setting. Useful for any school staff already using Chromebooks, and for any schools exploring the possibility.
When a pupil leaves a lesson unexpectedly, it’s important to understand why. This short activity, designed with older teens in mind, can encourage them to consider what made them leave and help staff and pupils work together to establish some strategies that could help in the future.
When a pupil leaves a lesson unexpectedly, it’s important to understand why. This short activity, designed with younger pupils in mind, can encourage them to consider what made them leave and help staff and pupils work together to establish some strategies that could help in the future.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with experienced teacher and educational consultant, Barry Cooper, about the greatest untapped resource of all schools; parents. Get some top tips about the best ways to engage parents, build sincere and lasting partnerships and improve outcomes for all of your pupils.
We don’t often get a chance to chat to our children’s teachers about their progress, attitude and work, so we need to make the most of parents’ evenings. Preparing some questions in advance can help you to focus on the things you really want to know, in the limited time available. This list of questions should give you plenty of ideas to consider.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Jarlath O’Brien about special schools, school behaviour management strategies and how schools can build successful parent partnerships. They discuss the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on children’s behaviour as schools prepare to reopen in September.