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...

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...

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week
This week is eating disorders awareness week, which hopes to educate people about the realities of eating disorders. Beat is one of the eating disorder charities focusing on this year’s annual campaign. According to their website, this year they are “campaigning for all UK medical schools to introduce proper training on eating disorders.” Read More...

Free Kent Days out in Half-Term

Free Kent Days out in Half-Term
Some of you may want to get outside in February, weather dependent or not. If you fancy a nice muddy walk-in wellies, why not go to Lyminge Forest, one of the largest areas of woodland in Kent. They also have great cycle routes all around the forest if you prefer that to walking. If you are interested in some more popular forests in Kent, check out this trip advisor list. Or of course you can just go on walks in areas local to you. Read More...

An Inside Guide To How An Apprenticeship Works

An Inside Guide To How An Apprenticeship Works
As apprenticeships are starting to become more popular it is important to understand what an apprenticeship entails, how the education side works and how the actual work side functions. As an apprentice myself, hopefully I will be able to shed some light on these questions concerned. Read More...
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