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Social-emotional learning overview
14/11/2019
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In a world where tolerance is seemingly being tested to its limits, social-emotional skills are more important than ever. But what are they and how do we learn them?

A 2015 study by the Early Intervention Foundation called Social and emotional skills in childhood and their long-term effects on adult life, outlines just how important these skills are in providing children with the coping mechanisms and strategies to be able to motivate themselves, control their own behaviour, deal with situations when things go wrong, and be able to ....Read more

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Anti-bullying week 2019
08/11/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble

As Anti-Bullying Week approaches, it’s time to shine the spotlight on cyber-bullying and how your school can overcome it.

The prevalence of mobile phones in the school environment has in recent years brought with it a new kind of bullying. Where physical bullying once stopped at the school gate, cyber-bullies are now able to reach into their victims’ lives 24/7 via ....Read more

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What stops us being the best we can be?
01/11/2019
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"Half of us do not fulfil our potential because we’re scared of making mistakes."

This is what researchers from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and IE University in Spain found recently when they surveyed one thousand people about how they regarded their performance in the workplace. In fact, 47 per cent of respondents said that they would be able to do their jobs more effectively if they weren’t so anxious about ....Read more

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Does your school have an effective digital strategy?
25/10/2019
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Many schools will have some kind of strategy in place when it comes to buying and using technology for teaching, learning and beyond. But there will be various degrees of effectiveness: some schools may have everyone involved, some may have people or departments working in isolation – and others may rely on the finance team to tell them what funds are available and then it’s up to the teachers and IT teams to search for solutions to fit…

We all know that the ....Read more

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New Gatekeepers in Technology report
11/10/2019
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How do you convince the people who hold the purse strings in your school that the edtech that you know will benefit your students, now and into the future, and that has proven results, is the best way of spending your school’s money?

That’s the question that Ben Whitaker, a certified Google Educator, Trainer and Innovator and former Assistant Principal who has led training around the UK and beyond, explores in his new ....Read more

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World Mental Health Day 2019
10/10/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble

Thursday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day 2019; an ideal opportunity to open up a dialogue on the subject of mental health awareness. But how much do we really know about mental health issues? And how prevalent are mental health problems in our children’s lives? 

The World Health Organisation website states that ....Read more

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Pupil Voice Week
20/09/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble

Pupil Voice Week runs from 24th to 28th September 2019 and offers an opportunity for students of all ages to learn about the importance of making their voices heard. Let’s take a look at how celebrating Pupil Voice Week can be an excellent springboard for reinforcing the importance of online safety messaging within the school setting.

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World Suicide Prevention Day
10/09/2019
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We hear much in the media about the stresses of modern life. Whether it’s extra pressures at school, hurtful comments or bullying on social media, competitiveness between siblings or peers, or insecurities over appearance, young people have much to contend with as they navigate their way to adulthood.   

The Good Childhood Report, published earlier this year by the Children’s Society, reveals the changing nature of children’s formative years. Not only did its key findings reveal that approximately 250,000 young people in the UK aged between 10 ....Read more

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Back to School: four ways to encourage online safety in your school
30/08/2019
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Guest author: Henry Platten, founder of eCadets and GoBubble 

The new academic year can be an excellent springboard to introduce positive changes that benefit your whole school ethos. Instilling a culture of kindness and understanding into our children’s experiences of the rapidly changing online world is certainly one area that many schools are choosing to focus on; ensuring that students have a positive understanding of internet use and what it can ....Read more

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A useful blog for school governors and SLTs
23/08/2019
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The new school year is fast approaching, and before it gets going, we just wanted to share a link to a valuable source of information for all the governors and senior leadership teams out there. 

Authored by a Chair of Governors and a MAT, the “Resources and Ideas for Trustees, Governors and School leadership” blog includes articles on topics such as how MATs can make the best use of their technology, points to think about when recruiting new ....Read more

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