• State boarding school special — against: It is the children who have to live away from home

    If the government wants vulnerable children to be placed in boarding schools, what pastoral training will be given to bring standards up to those expected in residential care homes? Children are sent to boarding school for various reasons. Some people in favour of available state boarding say that children need stability while their Forces and

    6.30 Nov. 24th, 2014 | Opinion

  • How can schools strengthen mental health for all pupils?

    The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice will give schools the impetus to review their approaches to supporting mental health. About one in 10 school-aged children has a clinically diagnosable mental health disorder. Many of these difficulties will still be apparent in adulthood, with estimates suggesting that around half of all adult

    7.30 Nov. 8th, 2014 | Opinion

  • How unsustainable workloads are destroying the quality of teaching

    Many teachers blame poor mental health on the stress on increasing workloads. The approaching general election makes it a prime time to lobby for change . Teachers do not enter the profession expecting to work 9 to 5, but workloads are spiralling out of control. Struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance is a big

    6.30 Oct. 13th, 2014 | Opinion