Primary PE and Sport Premium, Are You Compliant?

Primary PE and Sport Premium, Are You Compliant?
As Governors you have a key role in monitoring how funding is spent, the ability to challenge leaders and ensure impact is measured and reported. The PE and Sport Premium investment represents an opportunity to impact upon the lives of our young people through sport and physical activity. Read More...

Top Picnic Spots For 2022

Top Picnic Spots For 2022
Lullingstone Country Park is home to hundreds of ancient trees, some of which are thought to be 800 years old! With beautiful grassland speckled with wild flowers throughout the summer months, this picture-perfect country park is the ideal spot if you’re looking for stunning Kentish countryside. Read More...

The Pandemic Continues To Affect Pupil’s Physical And Mental Health

The Pandemic Continues To Affect Pupil’s Physical And Mental Health
The latest results from Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey highlights the on-going impact Covid-19 has had on physical activity levels in Kent. It shows that only 41.7% (103,200) of children and young people are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more every day. Read More...

Events and Activities To Do This Easter

Events and Activities To Do This Easter
If you are looking for something a little different this Easter, check out Canoe Wild's annual aquatic Easter egg hunt in Canterbury. As you paddle down the River Stour, try and spot as many eggs as you can to win a chocolatey prize. How often do you get to do an Easter egg hunt in water? Read More...

Are you sitting too much?

Are you sitting too much?
“We sit too much, and research suggests that this is not very good for us. The poor health effects from too much sitting are separate from whether you are physically active or not. They are separate behaviours in the same way that smoking is different from diet. People who spend long periods of time sitting have been found to have higher rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death from all causes. Read More...

Neurodiversity: Difference not Deficit

Neurodiversity: Difference not Deficit
The term ‘neurodiversity’ refers to the huge variation in cognitive functioning that occurs across all humans, including our ability to learn, pay attention, remember information, make decisions, and engage with others socially. As a result of neurodiversity, each person possesses their own unique set of skills, talents, needs, and difficulties. Read More...

Ideas and Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Meals

Ideas and Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Meals
With the cost of living rising, one thing that does not need to be less affordable is eating well regularly. These meals and tips can be used for home, work or school depending on your needs and wants that week. 62 per cent of school-going adolescents drink a sugary soft drink once a day and 49 per cent eat junk food once a week in high income countries Read More...

Bringing Your Authentic Self To Work

Bringing Your Authentic Self To Work
Research suggests that ‘when we experience authenticity…we feel a greater sense of wellbeing.’ When you feel like you can be yourself at work, you feel more comfortable to share your perspective, values, and beliefs. This may result in new innovative ideas, more diverse and inclusive conversations, and ultimately higher productivity. Feeling empowered to be yourself is also a great way to form meaning relationships and deeper connections with your colleagues. Read More...

British Science Week: Encouraging Children to Get Involved in Research

British Science Week: Encouraging Children to Get Involved in Research
Developmental psychologists are interested in growth throughout the lifespan, including changes in how people think, feel, and behave at various stages in their life. As such, differences in biological, social, emotional, and cognitive processes are investigated from birth, through infancy, during childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood Read More...

The Importance and Power Of Strong Leadership to Create Sustained Change With Respect to Inclusion and Diversity

The Importance and Power Of Strong Leadership to Create Sustained Change With Respect to Inclusion and Diversity
I was a head in the independent sector for 10 years – until 2010. Since then, I have worked with many schools and leaders at all levels, focussing on leadership development, so I am still very much involved in the world of education. I am keen to do all I can to support leaders so that THEY can support, and constructively challenge, those they lead to achieve their professional best. Read More...
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