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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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Rise in number of children admitted to A&E for self-harm and mental illnesses

The number of children diagnosed with mental illnesses has more than doubled in five years and cases of intentional self-harm have also surged. Recently published figures show the figure of patients under 18 who went to A&E and were diagnosed with having a m...
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Young people's chance to shape future peer support services

The government has launched a consultation to find out more about young people's experiences of peer support schemes and their views on what works.
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NEW Eat Well Guide - secondary school guide

Public Health England (PHE) regularly reviews dietary recommendations as part of its role in promoting public health. In light of new evidence about our diet and health, particularly revised recommendations on sugars and fibre, a review of The eatwell plate was ...
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