Whole School and classroom practice

Is your child starting school for the first time in September? Here are some practical things you can do at home to help your child get ready to start school and feel confident about their new adventure: Walk past the new school often to help them become familiar with the journey and this new part of their daily routine. Look at the school website, this may show some of ...

Here is Ant with the 4th video. He is reminding us about what you were learning about in the Second Step sessions in school. He is also asking for you to share your views about what the Second Step experience has been like for you. If you are in school at the moment, your teachers will be asking you to share your views using a questionnaire. We've also made an online questionn ...

To support the wellbeing of setting staff, children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have created several short briefings and information sheets that consider the psychological aspects of the transition back to school. The briefings include: Trauma-informed Transition back to school; Returning to school: supporting staff wellbeing; Returning to school: b ...

Here are our top tips to help you to support your child. The government has stated that it would like all primary school children to return to school before the summer, although this will be kept under review. Year 6 children may be attending school, albeit in smaller class sizes, from the 1st of June.  Schools will often prepare Year 6 pupils for the transition to Year 7, an ...

A new addition to the Emotionally Friendly Schools manual is the Growth Mindset approach. Growth Mindset is a philosophy that has been increasing in popularity in the UK. This short article will explore what Growth Mindset is and how it might be applied in the classroom to support learning. What is Growth Mindset? Goldstein, Brooks, and DeVries (2013) provide a definition of ...

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