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Parents, Schools and Gangs


Schools cannot educate children without the support of parents, families and communities. Good teachers are invaluable to the educational process, but they are not miracle workers. Schools, by themselves, do not educate children; Children learn all the basics from home. All the school will do is reinforce the boundaries, that children should have when they come into school. Why have children come into school with out without having a working knowledge of what’s expected.What happens in a school is important, but just as important is what happens in the home and the area where the child lives. It is now more common for a child to live in a family without structure or clear boundaries.

The area they live in has a powerful impact on what they believe is right or wrong? Lets face it Brixton or Brighton produce different children. The children often get confused with the New family makeup? It’s not explained to them and I have watched while sensitive teens try to tackle the question of life style’s with there own limited logic. It is time for parents or Carers to start to communicate clearly to children.

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An important part of communication is the ability to listen. Someone once said, “We have two ears and one mouth. That we were made to listen twice as much as we talk.” Your youth needs you to listen to him or her with good active listening.

Lastly, all schools want to get outstanding in Ofsted inspection. One of the four key judgements that ousted inspectors will make is on behaviour and safety of all pupils.In order for the school to be judged OUTSTANDING, all pupils must:

  • Feel safe at school all the time
  • Understand what unsafe situations are.
  • Be aware of how to keep themselves and others safe.

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The benefits of Yoga for Kids

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Why try Yoga?



Why not try yoga? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. Yoga practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centre, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries. More schools and PRU’S have been offering yoga has a helping hand to calm young people down, so that they can understand anger.

Yoga as a potential tool for the youth to deal with stress and to regulate themselves. Yoga provides training of mind and body to bring emotional balance. Yoga is not a religion, it just allows the mind to calm and focus? Iy you are interested in your child taking part in Yoga, or a work shop at the school, please contact Kersha on her E-mail:

Yoga has lots of benefits and can improve your well-being according to researchers. – please click read more and read the 38 ways yoga improves heath

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N.E.E.T (Not In Education, Employment or Training)

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NEET’ stands for young people aged 16-24 Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). A person identified as NEET is either unemployed or economically inactive and is either looking for work or is inactive for reasons other than being a student or a carer at home.

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Supporting pupils affected by parental substance use

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Children of all ages suffer when a parent abuses alcohol or drugs. Young people feel neglected and can easily be abused by other adults . Typically, young people  experience confusion, fear, worry, sadness, and anger—but young people show and express their feelings differently. All schools have policies and procedures that are specific. The well being of the young person will always be considered.

All schools in the UK will have a named Lead for these issues.

When schools and teachers think about ‘drugs’, they may often initially focus on incidents on school grounds and how to respond to them, students at risk of using substances, or perhaps about drug education.

However, substance use can impact the lives of young people in many ways, especially if they are affected by problematic drug or alcohol use in their own homes. This resource aims to summarise the key issues for children affected by parental substance use, and how schools can consider supporting them.

It is aimed primarily at school governors and headteachers, but will also be relevant to members of staff with particular pastoral care duties, including school nurses, Education Welfare Officers, and anyone identified as a Designated Senior Person (DSP) for child protection in schools.

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