Category Archives: Resilience

Assessing School Impact on Vulnerability

Assessing School Impact on Vulnerability
By | June 30, 2020

Not just for the pandemic My career history has been in the charity and community sector delivering approaches to build capacity in communities considered ‘vulnerable’. Vulnerability – and often associated terms such as disadvantage and resilience – have their challenges… Read More »

Covid-19: Measuring the impact of school responses

Covid-19: Measuring the impact of school responses
By | April 3, 2020

I listened with interest to the Business as (un)usual: Supporting vulnerable learners through Covid roundtable (#CovidRoundTable). We heard of families pushed to the limits through social distancing, of vulnerable children without the safety net that schools provide and of the… Read More »

Every Child Should be Resilient

Every Child Should be Resilient
By | June 5, 2019

Resilience is currently a bit of a toxic word currently. The idea that we need to build young people’s resilience to ‘survive’ some of society’s contemporary challenges has hints of ‘victim’ blaming. Living in poverty – toughen up. Experienced trauma… Read More »

Princely Manhood and Character

Princely Manhood and Character
By | May 30, 2019

Five-minute briefing on Hinds’ character consultation Damien Hinds (Secretary of State for Education) launches a consultation on character education In the consultation character is defined as: believing that you can achieve being able to stick with the task in hand… Read More »

Passport: an entitlement to enrichment

Passport: an entitlement to enrichment
By | November 27, 2018

An entitlement to enrichment and the extra-curricular underpins much of our work. The notion of ‘passports’ as a method of prompting and supporting a broad range of experiences is a familiar approach. London Challenge – held up as one of… Read More »

5 reasons why schools should have an Edible Playground

5 reasons why schools should have an Edible Playground
By | March 6, 2018

Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant teaching gardens, immersing children into a whole new world of growing and eating healthy, delicious food. With an edible playground at your school, your pupils will benefit from fun, engaging lessons that support the school curriculum, and get excited about their health. Here are five reasons why you should make sure your school is in with a chance of getting a fresh, immersive outdoor learning space.