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5 Non Fiction Books You Must Read

I could write a number of posts (and I might well do just that) on books you must read over the Summer for those of you who are passionate about relationships, children and young people and creating a better society for all. But for now, here are my top 5. (Click on...

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MA Education Research Slides

Here is a slide presentation of the research on the intersection between school exclusion and being in care in the 1970's and 1980's and the impact of that across the life course. For a short 7000 word article of the original research, please go here....

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8 Top Podcasts on Trauma Recovery Resilience

Who knew it was going to become all about top podcasts? Having been very much a part of the blogging culture from the get go, I've found myself moving away from blogging and from reading quite as many blogs as I once used to. When I started my own blog, over ten years...

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Why Has There Been a Rise In ADHD and Dyslexia?

Diagnoses of ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia, to name a few, appear to be rising. Why? It looks like a complicated mixture of so many factors; the way we now live being one of them according to the understanding of Primitive Reflex Specialist Niki McGlynn. Niki of Organised...

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School Funding Cuts and Inclusion

This month on the podcast I'm in conversation with Jules Daulby, Inclusion and Literacy specialist exploring the Timpson Review, punitive approaches to behaviour and the concern that inclusive schools are punished financially and in inspection categorisation. How do...

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Spotify Podcast

A short while back I decided that I wanted to interview people from across all the sectors; Education, Social Work, Health, Criminal Justice. Why? Because every inquiry we've ever had has told us that communication between the different agencies is often poor. The...

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Throwing Away Your School Behaviour Policy

How on earth do you not have a behaviour policy? By having a Relationship Management Policy of course. Listen to Rachel Tomlinson from Barrowford Primary as she tells us how she has done just this in her school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_uECsMPw_4&t=6s...

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Healing The Healer Mountain Retreat

I've been heading to the Brecon Beacon mountains for a number of years now; when my soul aches and I feel weary. I was last there 6 months ago after a very challenging 2018 that had seen illness, bereavement and loss in those around me and I felt as though I was...

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Building Resilient Communities in a Complex World

In the positively antarctic conditions of Iowa during January, I arrived in my warmest possible coat, ready to work, ready to learn. Having been invited by Mollie Marti, the CEO of the National Resilience Institute, to be involved in a 6 month project in one of Iowa's...

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