Community Blog: SEN

Spirited Poetry

October 26, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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Creative engagement with spirituality. This is what Spirited Poetry is all about. What a fantastic opportunity, to engage children and young people with thinking about themselves and about God and about their deep questions through giving them the opportunity to creatively express themselves. Spirited Poetry is run by NATRE (National Association of Teachers of Religious Education). Find out more and how you can get involved...

SCHOOLS NEWS Oct/1

October 12, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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Each week I'll summarise some of the news stories in the world of education. I have been thinking for a while about the best way to feature some news items on the site, so for now will do a weekly blog post called SCHOOLS NEWS featuring current headlines.

Anger Management

May 02, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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I'm working with a young person who is one outbreak away from expulsion and I'm expected to perform a miracle. Whilst this may be possible theologically, faith permitting, I'm probably not going to deliver as completely reformed a character as the school wishes. Seeing the brilliant person behind the behaviour is only making it an even taller order. Thankfully our team book this term is Working with Anger and Young People...maybe God's already underway!

Self Image

March 10, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

As we all know this is a huge issue for young people, especially for the girls. Working with girls in school I hear lots of stories and situations where girls have stopped eating, feel ashamed of how they look and would do anything to change places with others. It would be really helpful to hear what work is going on in schools with girls, and boys, who struggle with these concerns.

Defy the Stars

February 01, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

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Exciting new project working with potential NEET young people (not in education, employment or training). Run by Emma Cromwell at LCET, she went out and sourced stories of young adults who had experienced what it meant to be NEET, who were passionate about sharing their stories with other young people still in education, to stop them making the same mistakes. Read more...

Influencers

January 31, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Here's a great new book helping young people think through, and live out, their faith in school. Written by Matt Summerfield (Executive Director of Urban Saints) and Chris Evans (Director of STEP schoolswork project in St. Albans), read the following summary to whet your appetite:
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Religion in schools debate

January 15, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Jonathon Dimbleby hosts The Big Debate on religion in schools, this wednesday 16th January, at 9pm on Teachers TV (SKY 880, Virgin TV 240, Tiscali TV 845, Freeview 88), and after that it will be available for download here. He is joined by Professor Richard Dawkins, Schools Select Committee chairman Barry Sheerman MP, and a multi-faith studio audience.

God's world

January 08, 2008 by pete baker
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

discover; explore; conserve; share - these are the four values of the John Muir Award. An award setup to encourage young people to discover God's beautiful creation, explore all it's wonder, conserve and protect the wildlife they find and then share their story with all who will listen. Are environmental issues connected to spiritual issues? Can the good news of Jesus and His Kingdom embrace a message about recycling and conservation? Could our schools work incorporate an eco-campaign?