For Gary Oldman, Sir Winston Churchill = an Oscar For me, Sir Winston Churchill = an amazing opportunity & adventure I am thrilled to… Read More ‘Brightest Hour’ not ‘Darkest Hour’
After 2 years of working as consultant and trainer I had an ethical dilemma….. I love delivering bereavement, grief and loss training to teachers and educational professionals, but how long can you go on calling yourself an Educational Consultant and Trainer, and still remain truly relevant and up-to-date with the comings and goings of a… Read More Teacher v Consultant ~ an ethical dilemma
The perfect song to start your day Here’s a simple song to use at registration/circle time. It is perfect for children who are non-verbal to encourage them to make sounds. It is sung to the tune of Frère Jacques and the text in red is what the teacher needs to do. The Song- Where is……? Where… Read More A few song ideas.
Bereavement & Loss (SEND) Training Day When: Friday April 20th 2018, 9:30 to 3:30 Where: Grittleton Hall, Grittleton, Wiltshire SN14 6AW Who: For staff in primary schools, special schools and early years years settings Cost: £90 per person, £80 if booked before February 23rd This one day course will provide staff with all the tools they need to… Read More Wiltshire bereavement training
LAST FEW DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS ….. BEREAVEMENT & GRIEF TRAINING IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND Bereavement & Grief – how to support children with with difficult time When: Tuesday February 6th 2018, 9:30 to 3:30 Where: Meeting House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5EJ Who: For staff in primary schools, special schools and early years years… Read More LAST FEW DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS …..
The following is taken directly from Linda Goldman’s website These tips from Linda provide excellent and succinct advice on how we can all support bereaved children _______________ Be truthful. Children have a conscious or unconscious knowing if they are not told the truth. Then they suffer another loss of the trust of the adults around them,… Read More WAYS WE CAN HELP GRIEVING CHILDREN, TIPS FROM LINDA GOLDMAN
I’m really looking forward to not only speaking at the Osiris Annual SEND Conference, but also to hearing Tricia Murphy (former president of NASEN), Professor Amanda Kirby (founder of the Discovery Centre) and Rona Tutt OBE (former president of NAHT) speaking. I will be presenting ‘How to support children with SEND with grief’. It’s going… Read More Osiris SEND Annual Conference – January 18th
I am delighted to have been shortlisted by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust UK for a fellowship in 2018. My application is for the category of ‘Supporting Vulnerable Children Following Bereavement’. I would of course love to be the successful applicant for this fellowship, but I am ecstatic to have got this far. It seems especially good… Read More Winston Churchill Memorial Trust UK – 2018 Fellowships
Dear Teachers, During this, Children’s Grief Awareness Week, I hope you will consider the 1 in 25 children & young people have experienced bereavement of a parent or sibling. You have worked with and will be now be working with children who are grieving. Do you talk to them about their grief or do you ignore it? If… Read More Children’s Grief Awareness Week – November 16th to 22nd.
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Published by: Faithmummy Blog Speech and language therapists have all but given up on him, encouraging me to just accept he is non-verbal with limited understanding. School take him on ‘environmental excursions’ rather than reading and writing because…well he can’t hold a pencil despite having been in school…