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Learn how to remove the isolation booths from your school and still have great outcomes! Hear the stories of schools who have walked the walk and moved to more informed practice. Join the national campaign and share your stories BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

When I was 20 years old, a few weeks shy of my 21st birthday, I found myself in the midst of learning that my soul was a dead space. While I presume others were celebrating 'coming of age' I was slowly awakening to my desperate need for healing through the love and...

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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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