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How Does ADHD Affect Students?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Globally, it’s thought that around 5% of children are affected. The symptoms tend to fall into two categories. The first is...

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3 mindfulness activities to reduce childhood anxiety.

Mental health is a huge issue for children and young people. 1 in 6 children (aged 5-16) is identified as having a probable mental health problem. Highlighting the need to teach our primary and secondary-aged children strategies to stay physically and...

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12 easy steps to plan fun sports day activities for your school.

School sports day is an important event in the calendar for many children across primary and secondary schools. It is a time for children to discover interests and unknown talents, giving them time to shine outside of the classroom.

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How to use technology to reduce teacher workload.

Teachers have a demanding workload, they are responsible for the health, safety and development of the children in their classes. Even small tasks add up and can pose a serious risk to achieving a work-life balance. Recording and reporting first aid...

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First Aid Kit Checklist for Schools: Free Template Download.

First aid in schools

It isn’t just designated first aiders that access the first aid kit in schools. Teachers can administer basic first aid without qualifications or training, although training is always suggested. Supporting students with minor grazes...

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How To Respond to An Asthma Attack Quickly: School Pupils And Parents Edition.

Over 12% of the UK population have asthma: a condition that impacts a person’s airways. With asthma, airways can become irritated and are more sensitive to factors that can cause a reaction. There are common triggers for asthma: allergies, pollen,...

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First Aid Risk Assessment 2023: Why, When and How.

School leaders are responsible for meeting the minimum statutory requirement for first aid. Included in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 , Headteachers and MAT CEOs are tasked with ensuring ‘reasonable precautions’ are taken to identify health and...

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First aid in school: treating a minor head injury.

Bumped heads (minor head injuries) are one of the most common injuries recorded in primary schools, with an increased risk of injury during playtimes, lunchtimes, and PE lessons. Schools are required to have designated first aiders trained and prepared...

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Invasive group A strep (IGAS) & how to manage in schools & nurseries

There have recently been 8 deaths in children under the age of 12 in the UK linked to Invasive Group A Strep (IGAS). With the UK still recovering from the Covid 19 global pandemic, it is understandable that parents and school staff want to know what...

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