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World Mental Health Day green ribbon Mental Health can affect anyone at any time or any age, and our younger members of society are particularly vulnerable. Teachers need to be aware of the issues around the subject and look out for warning signs that could help support children.

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The team at QA Education have invited pupils from across the UK to submit their work for a brand new climate change blog.

As Greta Thunberg inspired millions of people worldwide to protest about climate change, we wanted to hear from pupils about their views and what they are doing to tackle climate change in their own schools and communities.

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Monday 07 October 2019

With the #MeToo movement and men in senior positions accused of deception, it’s arguably never been a more important time to ask: What does it mean to be a man? How do we tackle toxic masculinity? What is men’s responsibility in the world? How can we celebrate the uniqueness of men?

To celebrate International Men’s Day, Rocking Ur Teens will be bringing together 180 teenage boys and their teachers for an empowerment event to explore these questions and much more.

Christian McAleenan - Director Owl & BadgerThis post was written by Christian McAleenan, Managing Director of Owl & Badger, a schoolwear business. Christian is an advocate of reducing school uniform costs by allowing parents to shop from multiple school uniform suppliers.

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The DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) was formed on 1st December 2012 through the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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Students at Brampton College, Hendon – London’s top performing sixth form college since 2001 and third highest-achieving sixth form nationally– are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results, with 59.4% 9-7 / A*-A grades (compared to 20.3% nationally in 2018) and 37% 9-8 / A* grades (compared to 10.8% nationally in 2018). 

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Dr Mark Kennedy is a Senior Teaching Fellow at The Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He is also Lead Educator on the Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice course on the FutureLearn Platform. 

With the once distant idea of Brexit fast becoming a reality, concerns over the future of the current labour market have grown. For young people, the impact on the job market presents a lot to be worried about, particularly with the threat of large firms moving their offices to Europe. Giving rise to the gig economy, Brexit means young people face increased job insecurity, resulting in potentially hugely damaging consequences.

Benedict Freeburn, history teacher at St Mary Magdalene CE School, explains the positive impact great CPD can have on teachers’ passion for their subject.

After giving explanations of how William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings to a multitude of classes, does your passion for teaching shine as brightly as it did the day you first walked into the classroom?

Deciding what you want to do after your GCSE results can be a tough choice, and you might not even know what career path you want to head down just yet, so making decisions on A Levels and further education can be hugely overwhelming. The key is to keep your options open and throw yourself into everything; nothing needs to be set in stone just yet.