Wellbeing – the importance of professional development

Mike Armiger works within many areas but particularly; young people affected by trauma and emotional distress, care experienced children, suicide prevention and sport. Mike is a former Head of Educational Provisions specifically for young people affected by trauma, care-experienced children and children with SEND and mental health needs. He also works with universities on models […]

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5 ideas to keep the reading momentum up at home

We still don’t know the full impact that COVID-19 has had on children’s education, but we do know that the more children read, the better equipped they are for school and more importantly life. So now more than ever, it’s important to keep children reading during this last term and over the summer. Here are 5 easy ideas from Camilla Macoun, Founder of The Bear Can Read, to share with your families to keep the reading momentum up at home.

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Tips to Boost Handwriting

Written by Anita Warwick From encouraging mark making in the early years, to writing for a purpose and developing an individual style, regular handwriting sessions will help children settle back into classroom routines. Following our previous blog about the importance of teaching handwriting here are some tips and ideas to boost children’s confidence and enjoyment of handwriting practice. Getting Ready to Write Children […]

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Why teach handwriting now?

Written by Anita Warwick There is enormous pressure on schools as all children return to the classroom. Although remote learning has meant that many children have developed useful skills, such as digital ‘know-how’ and independence, there is a need to refocus on core skills. Of equal importance, attention must be paid to children’s emotional and […]

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