School Management

Working with helicopter parents

One of the most challenging parts of teaching (and a skill that your training doesn’t ever really prepare you for), is how to effectively manage parents.

Throughout your teaching career you will encounter a wide range parental behaviour, ranging from those who show zero interest in their child’s education to helicopter parents that make your job a great deal harder.

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How to discuss violent crime in school

Students across the UK find themselves confronted with violent crime reports and imagery every day.

Even if they don’t actively follow mainstream news, their presence on social media often results in passing knowledge of what’s going on and, equally, schools themselves are compelled to discuss crime when it becomes an issue in local areas or, indeed, with the school itself.

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