No topic generates more debates than approaches to behaviour. It's a part of the teacher's role that is mostly (if not entirely) learned "on-the-job". Every encounter, every word is an experience and lesson in what works and what doesn't. We all find our own way, our own character and our own boundaries to maintain. They
In December 2017 the Green Paper regarding young people’s Mental Health was released by the government with positive and forward thinking ideas for improving mental health. A designated lead was identified as being required within schools as well as mental health support teams working more closely with schools. Whilst it is definitely a step in
When trying to encourage students to get in touch with their own mental wellbeing it can often be hard to make it part of the every day conversation. Making that happen is key to getting students on board to be pro active with feeling great everyday. So what can we do? The 5 Keys are a
Over the last few months Derbyshire County Council has been working very hard on a new SEMH resource. Thanks to their endeavor we now have this guide. It includes a stage by stage approach to Social, Emotional and Mental Health and well being within school. Under the categories of Introduction, Promote, Identify, Assess, Provide, Review and
It's a challenge most teachers face on a weekly basis - what do we say to support a student who is suffering with a mental health problem? How do we begin that supportive conversation? It's a scary moment. We aren't counsellors but we have been confided in. We can't say nothing - that will seem uncaring.