Form tutors: The parents of school life!

form tutors

There isn’t really anything in the teacher training handbooks or that I really recall from my PGCE course that addresses (or prepares you for) the role of Form Tutor. No one I spoke to ever picked out being a form tutor as a highlight – and there are times I can understand why. In the…

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What is griefing

What is ‘griefing’? Whilst researching Anti Bullying Week, I came across the word ‘griefing’. Not being a term I was at all familiar with, I decided to dig a little deeper… It turns out that ‘griefing’ is a type of bullying that can occur in multiplayer games of Minecraft. Basically, it is where someone destroys…

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what is cyberbullying

What is cyberbullying? Also known as ‘online bullying’, cyberbullying is the use of online or digital technology to bully, harass or intimidate others. Cyberbullying isn’t just about sending nasty messages. It can also include the setting up of groups on social media to intimidate or isolate individuals, trolling, posting photographs or personal information about people…

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Ofsted: schools should enable young people to manage social media risks

According to the latest Ofsted guidance, schools should be educating students about how to recognise and manage any potential online risks. This is not necessarily as easy as it sounds, especially when many staff feel they know less about social media than the students they teach. With Ofsted’s expectation that schools place e-safety firmly within…

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