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Schools have a duty to provide Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), but this has historically been a “hit and miss” affair with students (and Ofsted) consistently reporting that in some secondary schools’ PSHE was “not good enough”.
As pupils return to school, and we all begin to see the benefits of restrictions being lifted, it would be easy to assume that everyone will be feeling great and pleased to return to ‘normal’.
Two major factors have brought the issue of internet safety to a critical point in the past year. Schools have been forced to move much of their learning online, leading to a huge increase in pupils’ internet use at a time when professionals’ face-to-face contact with them – and therefore their ability to pick up on signals of concern – has been severely curtailed.
The move to remote issues throws up a huge range of safeguarding issues, both in terms of protecting children AND teachers. Fortunately, there are a plethora of resources out there to help you navigate rough this minefield. David Winfield from RocketLearn has given us a quick checklist of his top five tips for remote learning – we hope they are useful.
Brand new, PSHE and health and wellbeing materials from Chameleon PDE. We’ve heard about schools who are very concerned about the mental health of their pupils but, due to the current Covid crisis, are struggling to timetable enough PSHE to meet student need. Our friends at Chameleon PDE have come up with a solution
Instead of higher salaries for Stem recruits, we need to support our current teachers to expand on their specialisms
Philippe Riveron looks at the influence of digital tools in keeping us employable.