happyinschool on YouTube

I’ve started to build my YouTube channel. Warning: The films are not fast, fizzy or heavily edited. But they do contain lots of words. Interesting, well-selected and informative words. Do check it out and SUBSCRIBE. That would be great. And as usual let me have any feedback. There are lots of videos already uploaded, on … Continue reading happyinschool on YouTube

Managing our children’s mental health – the parents’ perspective

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week, so in my view, a good time to talk about how parenting is going! I will be hosting a relaxed Zoom session on Friday 5th February at 19:00 (UK TIME). I’m looking forward to some stimulating and supportive conversation between friends about how it’s all going. If you’d like to … Continue reading Managing our children’s mental health – the parents’ perspective

Less (time) #homeschool, is definitely more calm

From the year that keeps giving, thought I’d share an adapted excerpt from my current book S.E.N.D. in the Clowns. It’s in the section about homework, but as most of school work has migrated back to home, here we go…I haven’t made this guide age appropriate, as the rule is that at home, normal school … Continue reading Less (time) #homeschool, is definitely more calm

Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

“As the fourth largest employer in the world the NHS recognises it must be a role model of diversity and equality to which others can aspire.”  This quote is from an article published a few year’s ago in HR Magazine It’s an editorial that’s a few years old, and reads well as a strategy document … Continue reading Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

ADHD: a truly complex condition

As you can see from the info-graphic, ADHD is a complicated condition with many presentations. It’s not something that your average teacher will either know in detail or understand. It is certainly not a subject that is covered in anywhere near this depth in current teacher training. So what are we left with – as … Continue reading ADHD: a truly complex condition