The government wasn’t breaking any new ground when they abolished corporal punishment, in fact, they were trailing behind much of the rest of the world.
From measuring flowerbeds in math class, to learning about water and energy cycles in science class, the whole school can use a school garden as a great educational tool.
Many schools will start introducing students to secondary school life in Year 5 and 6, and sometimes earlier. Close partnerships between secondary schools and their feeder primary schools are an important part of this.
In a Climate of Increasing Cases of Depression in Children, Should We Teach Our Children Relaxation and Meditation?
The number of children with mental health disorders is growing. Some of the latest figures reveal that almost 10% of children aged between 5 and 10 have a mental health disorder. In 5-to-19-year-olds, the number rises even more, to 1 in every 8 children....
Improvement to services is one of the main themes within the government’s latest policies,
Mental health support for children and adolescents is increasing, with schools set to play a more involved and critical role in the ongoing goals of mental health awareness, and the intervention and treatment of mental illness at an early age.
Many of the future strategies for improved mental health in schools rely on aspects of the whole school approach and bringing all stakeholders on board to improve every aspect of mental health. It’s largely down to educational leaders, teachers, staff, parents, and the wider community to keep taking steps towards creating a positive future for mental health awareness and support in schools.
New government proposals will see a much larger change to school curriculum in the coming years with the proposed introduction of compulsory mental health education.
Leadership style can have a profound effect on mental health in schools by giving leaders
The future of homework in the traditional sense is very uncertain, made even more so by the scraping of homework guidelines by the government in 2012
Mental health problems affect a large percentage of the population, including many school-age children. Here are eight facts you may not know about mental health…
Mental Health in Children: Almost all schools (92%) reported having an ethos or environment that promoted mutual care and concern amongst staff and pupils and the majority (64%) felt the promotion of positive mental health and well-being was integrated into the school...
The simple definition of the gamification of learning, or gamified learning, is the combination of game mechanics and learning.
the local authority may decide to draft an EHC plan, based on the needs of the child or young adult. The plan would include information on health and social care provision,
Anxiety in teenagers: Whilst more is being done to encourage good mental health within young people, there is still a long way for us to go. A Department for Education Survey found that as well as the 10% of children aged 5-16 with a diagnosed mental health condition;...
While there are still many challenges ahead, the changing social attitudes towards mental health, the progression in the last three hundred years, and the more recent progression at a much faster rate indicates that the stigma attached to mental health may eventually be eliminated once and for all.