Building Strong Children

Liz Bates worked for Services For Education since its inception (and in its prior format too).  She was instrumental in developing our offer around Emotional Health and Wellbeing and the courses and resources we offer.  She is well-known in Birmingham schools for her vast knowledge and understanding relating to children’s mental health, but also how… Continue reading Building Strong Children

Addressing Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Education

With sexual abuse in schools creating a myriad of challenges, Independent Consultant and Trainer of KLM Consultancy, Karen Martin, sheds some light on this complex subject.   On 10th June 2021, Ofsted published a review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges. The rapid review was in response to the media reaction to Everyone’s Invited… Continue reading Addressing Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Education

What do we mean by vulnerable children and what can we do to support them in our settings?

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‘Vulnerable children’ is a term that you may hear often in any education setting and has been one of the buzz phrases of recent years- but do you and your staff have a true understanding of what this means and what it means for the children in your care? The No Child Left Behind report… Continue reading What do we mean by vulnerable children and what can we do to support them in our settings?

It’s Time for PSHE and RSE to Step into the Limelight…

For those of us working in the fields of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), September 2020 promised a lot. For the first time, Relationships (Sex – for secondary schools) and Health Education was to be mandatory, the statutory guidance was issued and schools were preparing to plan and… Continue reading It’s Time for PSHE and RSE to Step into the Limelight…

Back to School: How Can We Best Support Children?

Journeys forward are always shaped by where you’ve been. The last three months have created a scenario that no one could have ever imagined. For many schools, managing the haemorrhaging of staff and pupils as the crisis took hold created an untenable situation, and the closure to all but vulnerable children and those of key… Continue reading Back to School: How Can We Best Support Children?

Online Safety : 9 Important Reminders For Teachers

In this blog post Jo Perrin, Safeguarding Adviser at Services For Education will be revisiting principles of online safety for pupils and families and safer working practices for staff. If you have any concerns or need any advice regarding safeguarding and the topics we are covering, please contact us at hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk and someone will get… Continue reading Online Safety : 9 Important Reminders For Teachers

A Day in the Life of a Learning Mentor

If you’re a customer of Services For Education, you’ll probably know all about our training courses, music services, ensembles and statutory assessment duties… What you may not know about is our involvement with Pupil and Parent Support and Mentoring. It’s something that we’re very passionate about at Services For Education because we know how truly… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Learning Mentor