Talking about emotions
Children experience many different emotions and some of them are accompanied by guilt or shame.If, for example, a teenager falls in love with his best friend’s girlfriend, he may feel ashamed or guilty. By telling him that no matter what he feels we are there for him, he will feel secure enough to talk about those emotions, which in turn will help him to process them effectively, helping his overall mental health.
Ofsted: reformation or revolution?
The high-stakes nature of an OFSTED judgment creates worry and fear which negatively impacts workload, stifles innovation and destabilises school leadership and school improvement. But, is it time for caution, for a conversation, reformation or revolution?