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Behaviour and Mental Health in Schools

With 10% of children and young people having a clinically diagnosable mental health issue it remains concerning that 70% have had no appropriate interventions.  The impact of this is evident in schools where Mental Health and Wellbeing is being placed high on agendas. 

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Award winning products!

We are delighted to announce that a number of our resources have received awards in this year's Teach Primary Awards!

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We've been shortlisted!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the SEN, Wellbeing and Foundations cateogry of the Teach Primary Awards!

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds Announces Character Panel

The Education Secretary has announced a Character panel to find ways to help young people develop character and resilience. Find out more with our blog and see how Character Education: The Star Awards Programme can help your school. 

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Five

Maintaining a healthy body can help promote a healthy mind. Our award-winning whole school PE, health and fitness programme Champions includes strategies and activities for developing children’s mental health and wellbeing. Scroll down to download sample lesson plans from Champions Year 6 unit ‘Healthy mind: healthy body’ to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
 

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Four

We know that SATs week can be a pressured time for children. In Reading Planet’s My How to be Happy Scrapbook, Jo records ways to be happy and overcome stress and worry as part of a school project. With SATs week coinciding with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek this year, we’ve picked out a few of Jo’s tips for you to share with your child. 

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Three

Our sister publisher Galore Park offer a wealth of top tips and strategies for dealing with exam stress and building pupil confidence on their blog. We’ve compiled their top 5 wellbeing blogs for you to browse this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day Two

At Rising Stars, we believe that developing wellbeing and character is an important part of growing up.  This includes helping children develop resilience and moral compass. To help you with this we’ve put together a few wellbeing lesson ideas and strategies for you to try with your class this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Top Tips for Dealing with Stress: Day One

Our sister publisher Franklin Watts and Wayland publishes a series of mindfulness books titled Mindful Me. This series explores how a mindful attitude to life can enhance enjoyment, promote a sense of calm and confidence, and provide young people with a 'friend for life'. We’ve compiled a few mindfulness exercises for you to try with your children this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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Teaching 'British Values' in Primary Schools

Shona Pye, author of the brand new Wellbeing title Character Education, responds to the challenge of creating and trialling primary school lessons on British Values. Read more »
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