Could new guide end the mental health stigma in schools?

  • October 11th, 2016
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A rise in mental health issues has been widely reported by education professionals across primary, secondary and further education settings. YMCA Chief Executive has labelled it as ‘one of the principal worries affecting their generation.’ To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October, Public Health England have commissioned a ‘comprehensive guide to […]

Parent Governors keep their voice

  • September 21st, 2016
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Education secretary, Justine Greening has announced plans to remove the role of parent governors will not go ahead. Earlier this year, former Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, announced that roles previously reserved for parents, would be given to professionals with the ‘right skills’ in business. The decision was made in line with plans to convert schools […]

Five reasons Teaching Assistants are invaluable

  • July 5th, 2016
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At Athona, we know Teaching Assistants (TAs) are fantastic – they make a difference both inside and outside of the classroom. That’s why we’ve come up with our top five reasons of what makes them invaluable.  1. You’re the student’s rock – even if they wouldn’t like to admit it. Working so closely with students on a […]

Life after levels – what will future assessment in schools look like?

  • June 3rd, 2016
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In 2013, the government announced the removal of assessment levels in lower school, which means that schools have been given the power to take control and create their own assessment criteria. Teachers have been given the opportunity to use their expertise to inform the assessments of students, which is a positive step towards trusting teachers […]