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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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Voices of Exclusion Goes Live

During 2018 I completed my MA Education research which asked the question "What impact on education and employment has school exclusion had on adults who left care in the 1970's and 1980's?" As I suspected, relationships are of course everything and the relationships...

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Which Self Care Really Matters

So you've read Why Self Care is Important where I directed you to my Top Ten self care practices. The truth is, the self care that really matters are the actions that rest and rejuvenate you the most. My top ten may be different to yours so take what you want and...

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Why Self Care Is Important

The term 'self care' can conjure up all sorts of images that can feel irrelevant to the life of a busy human, a cash strapped human, a human with a hectic lifestyle that involves two jobs, two kids and an ageing parent. It can smack of luxury, middle class indulgence...

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Ten Lessons From 2018 That Others Need To Know

One of my favourite aspects of this time of the year is having some time and space to reflect on what has been and what lies ahead. Within that it becomes clearer about what we might want to leave behind and what we might want to take ahead with us. I like to think of...

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Reflections from The Child Trauma Conference

Finally I am emerging from my travels to Australia and the Child Trauma Conference and also from dealing with matters at home so I am now ready to think about what I took away with me to further explore now I'm back home. There were three further reflections that I...

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