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Poverty, friendships and family

A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows the detrimental effect poverty can have
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Lighting up young brains: how parents, carers and nurseries support children’s brain development in the first five years

This briefing looks at the science behind young children's brain development and its relationship to children's language development. It shows how parents, carers and early years workers can support this process and makes a recommendation to the government to su...
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PSHE Newsletter May 2016

Welcome to the fourth PSHE Bulletin of 2015/16.
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Exam stress on the rise

As calls to ChildLine show an increase in exam stress they produce a YouTube video for secondary pupils on how to manage their stress
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KS1 and Early Years Outcomes & health and wellbeing decision-making

Involving young children in health and wellbeing decision-making can support Early Years Foundation Stage principles, Early Years Outcomes, and elements of the Key Stage 1 National School Curriculum in England
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Derm time comes to schools!

Michael Willcocks (member of the Vale Royal/South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Expert Patient Panel) is the man behind a new initiative called School Derm Time that aims to assist schools in helping teens with skin problems. Here he explains why schoo...
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Leeds Primary Schools Debating Competition 2016

To support and encourage Leeds schools to develop pupils’ confidence and debating skills, Childrens’ Services will host a city-wide debating competition at the Civic Hall in July which is open to Year 5 & 6 pupils in all Leeds primary schools. See attached flyer...
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Visible Learning Conference, 5th May, Royal Armouries, Leeds

Improving schools through ‘Visible Learning’ We are delighted to announce details of our regional ‘Visible Learning’ conference, where we will be joined by internationally acclaimed education researcher, Professor John Hattie. Visible Learning is the resu...
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New Resource!! - Behind Closed Doors - Healthy Relationships Project

Behind Closed Doors has provided support to victims of domestic violence and abuse in the Leeds area since 1997 (www.behind-closed-doors.org.uk). In recent years there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the need to directly support children and young peop...
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Heads warn over pupils' untreated mental health issues

Children's untreated mental health issues could spiral into psychiatric problems later in life unless more is done in schools, say head teachers. Mr Hobby said three-quarters of school leaders had reported that they lacked the resources needed to provide the...
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