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Safeguarding standards need improving

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Safeguarding procedures now must be scrutinised following several high-profile incidents. On Childhood Day, it is vital to highlight such an important issue and open a conversation discussing how the situation can improve.

There has been a significant increase in the number of incidents over the past year. A study from Tes found:

“There was a 77% increase in the number of safeguarding incidents in schools within the past 12 months.”

Why has there been an increase in the number of incidents? Have you seen an increase in the number of safeguarding incidents within your establishment?

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Students can benefit from online learning for recovery

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Students struggling to access mainstream education have lost an enormous amount of learning; how can those students be supported? A recent report from the Government has highlighted how educational recovery for students is an important issue that needs addressing. Read more to see the discussion of online learning and educational recovery for students.

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What has children’s mental health been like on return?

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Everyone’s mental health has been affected during lockdown and with more students being referred to counselling services, the impact on children’s mental health should not be underestimated.

Primary and high school teachers have said children had “become more vulnerable in lockdown“, according to the BBC.

 75% of mental problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start under 18. What has been the impact on children’s mental health?

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It’s National Skills Day

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Today is National Skills Day (#NationalSkillsDay) – an important day for building confidence and connections.

At EDClass our motto is ‘education for all’, because we believe that everyone has a skill they can showcase.

 The event is part of National Careers Week. How are you planning to use and develop your skills today? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rural delivery to students

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Students in rural education deserve the same great opportunities as students in denser city centres and urban areas.

An article in The Atlantic calls a “divergence in fortunes” around higher education “coincided with another divergence – between growing cities and struggling rural regions.” This coincided with the rise of computers, which made certain people in the economy more productive and desirable than others. Whereas, prior to 1980, the supply of workers was a larger. In short, the rise of computers left a portion of the economy behind.

At EDClass we believe in education for all. This blog post takes a look at the support available to rural groups.

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Safeguarding learners with mental health issues

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Today is Suicide Prevention Day – and this year more than most, mental health has taken centre stage.

Safeguarding learners during lockdown has been a challenge – and now schools have reopened experts are predicting a surge in cases, which some teachers are finding overwhelming.

This blog post explains the challenges faced and the solutions available to safeguard mental health students.

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