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Supporting pupil’s learning and development through engagement with nature

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One of the objectives of the Department for Education’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy is to increase opportunities for children and young people to learn from and connect with nature and improve biodiversity in their schools. There are a number …

Improving wellbeing support for pupils through senior mental health lead training

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Charlotte Reed from Bosmere Junior School tells us about her experience of senior mental health lead training and how it’s helped improved her school's staff and pupil wellbeing support.

How schools are supporting attendance ahead of the new academic year

Teacher with pupil

Several schools share their approaches to increase attendance levels amongst their pupils, with a focus on the transition between classes, year groups, and support when moving to a new school.  

Becoming an Academic Mentor: making a difference to pupils’ education most impacted by the pandemic

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Academic mentor outside school

Suzanne Jones is currently an Academic Mentor at Thorpedene Primary School in Essex as part of the National Tutoring Programme. She discusses what motivated her to become an Academic Mentor and what the role entails. When I found out about …