Are you joining in with this year’s Big Lunch 2016?

Are you joining in with this year’s Big Lunch 2016?
This year's Big Lunch takes place on Sunday 12th June and is organised every year by the Eden Project. Millions of people get involved and organise big lunches with their neighbours, families and friends. The event is just the start of an increased community spirit and will hopefully encourage people to speak to their neighbours more. Read More...

Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!

Celebrate reading with National Bookstart Week on the 6th – 12th June!
National Bookstart Week is an annual event celebrating books, and encouraging families to read every day. It starts on the 6th of June and runs through to the 12th of June this year. The theme for this year is ‘Under the Sea’. The book that has been chosen by Bookstart is ‘A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea’ and @BookTrust is giving out 450,000 copies of this particular book. Why not get yourself a copy? Read More...

Get On Your Feet!

Get On Your Feet!
This week the Kent-Teach Team are pledging to do more activities that will get us on our feet to encourage health and wellbeing at work. We've included an activity table so you can join in over half term and beyond! Read More...

Activities to make the most of your half term!

Activities to make the most of your half term!
It is half term week from 30th May until 3rd of June – well done all, you made it! Do you need some inspiration on things to do during half term? Kent has various exciting things to do throughout the week and we’ve picked a few for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend

Great Governance - Growing the Informed Critical Friend
On arriving back at school after visiting a colleague's school with my SENCo and Pastoral Support to look at their wonderful provision for autistic pupils, my telephone nudged me with a message from my deputy... The message brought with it the usual rational response of blind panic, inner turmoil, mild palpitations and an intense desire for chocolate... the Ofsted inspector was visiting to undertake an Ofsted survey visit on governance. Read More...

National Share a Story Month

National Share a Story Month
Storytelling is a fun, highly interactive and creative activity which helps to support children’s learning, raise their attainment and bring literacy to life. National Share a Story month during May is an annual celebration that aims to bring children and stories together. The theme this year is ‘A Place for Stories’ which encourages children to read a story in a range of unusual places, providing they are safe and comfortable areas. Here are some resources... Read More...

Online Mental Health Resources for Families

Online Mental Health Resources for Families
**This is a press release from MindEd who have launched an online training portal for families to help promote understanding of and positive response to mental health and wellbeing issues in children and young people. I am sharing this because I think it will be of interest to many in my network. I was a MindEd author on the original project and a keen supporter of this incredible mine of information and support** Read More...
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