The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, ‘Improving Behaviour in Schools’.
Misbehaviour in schools is not a new issue. And while most pupils in most lessons are well-behaved, it’s a major cause of stress for teachers which also has a lasting impact on the outcomes of the pupils in the class.
The EEF has produced this latest guidance report which aims: to support senior leaders to promote positive behaviour in schools, based on the best available evidence we currently have.
It offers clear and actionable recommendations in three key areas:
- Preventing misbehaviour happening – eg, by providing breakfast clubs
- Dealing with bad behaviour when it does happen – eg, using personalised approaches like daily report cards
- Consistency and coherence in school behaviour policies.
Effective Parental Engagement-a handbook for schools
The Impact on learning of parents who are well engaged in their child’s education has been shown to be one of the most significant factors open to the influence of schools. United Learning has produced this Parental Engagement Handbook to help schools maximise this impact. It contains a review of the research literature pointing to the elements of successful practise in this area, case studies exemplifying these from within the group, and a series of practical tools and information to support parents in working with their children.
Anna Freud Centre
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services. Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools. The network provides a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that school leaders, teachers and support staff can use to support the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care.
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
The CWMT provides training and resources including downloadable booklets for professionals, parents and young people.
Diversity Role Models
Diversity Role Models works with senior leadership teams and staff to embed LGBT+ inclusion into their school’s policies, practices, curriculum and culture. Their Pathways to LGTB+ inclusion project, which is fully funded by the Government Equalities Office, has been designed by education experts and teachers to support schools in starting their journey towards being LGBT+ inclusive.
The Community Learning Service seeks to secure a high quality community learning programme which meets local need. The programme will focus on widening participation, developing communities, improving health and wellbeing, increasing skills and supporting personal progression. Family Learning gives the opportunity for parents to come and learn new skills. For part of the session parents and children will work alongside each other. The provision is free of charge to schools, the only request being that schools provide us with a teaching space and refreshments to offer to their parents. They offer a range of courses and bespoke programmes
Mental Health Guides for Parents
These guides have been Co-Produced by parents and professionals in the Future in Mind Co-Production group.
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
• MindEd for Families
• MindEd for Professionals and Volunteers
Portsmouth Local Offer
For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability
Public Health England
Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: a toolkit for schools and colleges.
Sex Education Forum
Conference: Final countdown to statutory RSE – 29 November 2019, London:
This second autumn flagship conference from the Sex Education Forum is designed to support primary and secondary teachers leading or teaching RSE and PSHE, heads and SLT, pastoral staff, youth workers, school nurses and local authority RSE leads. Keynotes from Professor Emma Renold and Nazir Afzal OBE will address both the practical and political dimensions of implementing high quality RSE, and a selection of exciting workshops will support your continuing professional development. Early bird rates are available until mid-September.
Training for local school RSE advisors:
A new ‘Train the trainer’ style training and support package is available from the Sex Education Forum which provides training for local authority (and similar) advisors who want to provide intensive support with RSE to selected schools in their area. The training equips advisors to be confident users of the Government RSHE guidance, along with skills and tools to coach schools through a change process leading to high quality RSE provision. Advisors attending the training are provided with a school audit tool which facilitates school action planning, and advisors participate in an action learning set so that they can build a network of peer support in their role.
Enquiries to Lucy Emmerson: [email protected] and see further details of Sex Education Forum support and training available to commission nationwide here.
A–Z information sheets for parents/ carers and young people.
Talk to Frank
A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law. Includes information on peer pressure,
Think U Know
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for children, young people, parents/ carers and professionals.
Wessex Healthier Together: Free health advice for parents
For information and advice to help you deal with an unwell child visit www.what0-18.nhs.uk. This website is designed to improve the health of children and young people in Hampshire, Dorset & the Isle of Wight. It has advice on what service your sick child might need, whether they’re well enough to go to nursery/school and information on children’s medication. It also has useful videos for young children to help explain what to expect in places like a GP surgery or when they’re seen by the school nurse, and has easy to understand information and advice on health issues for teenagers.
Audit tools, training materials to develop academic resilience and other resources .