Everyday classroom changes to support vulnerable learners

I remember listening to the psycho therapist Una Firth some years ago who told the true story of 3 brothers who presented differently as a result of family trauma- the eldest with anti-social behaviour, the middle boy with eating disorders and the youngest being deeply withdrawn. The youngest had the most profound distress even though … Read more

5 things we know today about children’s Mental Health

It’s a decade now since the CAMHS Review surprised us by saying that ‘mental health is everybody’s business’. Much has changed and nothing has changed!  What has definitely changed is the increase in children and young people with mental well-being needs and in the nature of those needs. That 2008 document talked about the 1 child in … Read more

Feeling like a dragonfly?

I was admiring a dragon-fly recently, its gossamer wings and effortless flight across the meadow. What a joy to watch! And, as my grand-daughter was with me, we began poking about in the surrounds of the pond to see what else we could discover. Oh dear…there were really gross casings that looked something you didn’t … Read more