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Anyone putting any effort into making some kind of change in a school wants to make it stick. Heads are not interested in passing fads. They want to embed practices that can become part of a strong, sustainable school culture, supporting those aspects of the school which are in already…
Whilst recognising the importance of respecting pupils, schools very rarely seek the consent of pupils before requesting the involvement of professionals. Both schools and the Educational Psychology profession need to find better ways of addressing this. This article focuses on consent from pupils for the involvement of an Educational psychologist…
Educators should now be focusing on closing the product gap (the way in which schools fail to cater for certain populations) rather on the idea of helping low-achieving groups to somehow catch up with the others. Investing in changing the low-achieving system rather than changing the pupils whose achievement is…
Teachers and school leaders can benefit from a well-known model of group process psychology – Form, Storm, Norm, Perform –  to design their own role in the development of a collaborative group culture. Although the storming phase may feel uncomfortable for some, it is a vital developmental stage of an…
As schools plan to reopen for all students, they can learn from the experiences of schools in Japan and New Zealand, where earthquakes, tsunami’s and nuclear disasters not only closed schools but shook the whole community. Teachers identified what helped and what hindered their attempts to get their schools up…
If head teachers and other school leaders do not look after their own wellbeing, they will be unable to support their staff and pupils. This article explains why the least selfish option for head teachers and school principals at this time is to put their own needs first. Just as…