The End or a New Beginning?

by Cathy Duncan For the past month, our high streets alongside our schools and colleges sit empty – closed until further notice. Both education and retail sectors fell into crisis almost overnight, both having to react with resilience, creativity and flexibility to survive what Covid-19 has thrown at them. The high street, perhaps more than …
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We must adult today

by Lynsie Monro The solution is the same as it has always been. Who has the most influence over us and our behaviour as we go through life? Ourselves. While scientists work to find treatments and create vaccines for Covid-19, world leaders and health professionals urge people to adhere to government guidelines. These rules have …
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Teachers working from home

by Huw Lloyd When you become a teacher you have an idea in your head of what it will be like, what job you will be doing, what your setting will look like, for most people that would be in a classroom, surrounded by 30-ish children or young adults, teaching and facilitating learning face to …
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Re-integrating the most vulnerable post Covid-19

By Mark Bocker Resilience is the universal capacity which allows a person, group or community to prevent, minimise or overcome the damaging effects of adversity. Grotberg, 1995. Ewan is my son. He is resilient. He knows who he is, he appreciates what he has in life and he is more and more aware of his strengths and extraordinary potential. He has learned from the adversities, …
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Relationships Matter – #AutismAwarenessMonth

By Cathy Duncan Plotting a course through this pandemic is a challenging and stressful time for us all. There is no doubt families who have a child with autism will be facing extra challenges. When the world comes grinding to a halt, it’s difficult for adults to comprehend what’s happening, let alone for a child …
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Standing together

By Lynsie Monro How many decisions have you made today? Essential or non-essential? Mindful or mindless? Two metres or too close? Having made hundreds of daily decisions safely within the certainty of their school’s routines, leaders must now, with limited information, draw up a strategic plan to maintain teaching standards. Their international counterparts have been …
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Managing behaviour during home education

by Huw Lloyd As the country embarks on the largest school closure since the war, lots of parents are suddenly finding themselves having to educate their children at home, wondering what the difference between a phoneme and a fronted adverbial is or delving into the worlds of Pythagoras and ox bow lakes for the first …
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