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E-safety Updates

Warning from NSPCC regarding a new app for school aged pupils. 

Yellow App Warning

Third Year Information Evening

Powerpoint presentations from the Third Year Information Evening:

Pastoral Presentation

GCSE Options Presentation

Yourschoolmind.

Dr Moss and Mrs Kennedy from Yourschoolmind Ltd are delivering a series of five workshops to parents of 3rd and 4th form pupils. Their thought-provoking and theoretical presentations cover key issues which include how parents can help build resilience in their children and communicating with your teenager. 

Yourschoolmind. Presentations:

Building resilience

Communicating with your teenager

Exam related stress

Mental health and depression in young people

Self Esteem Team Follow-up Resources for Teachers & Parents

A parent information evening for Second and Third Year parents was delivered by a member of the Self Esteem Team. Resources and support information is available below for all parents.

Find out more here: www.selfesteemteam.org

Twitter/Instagram: @_SelfesteemTeam

Youtube: Youtube Channel

Natasha Devon’s book ‘Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents & Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem’ is published in January 2015 – ‘The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs’ was published in August 2015 – Details of both below. 

Natasha has a weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement commenting on a number of issues affecting young people and how teachers can tackle them. See the archive here.

The team work alongside mental health charity Young Minds –  and positive body image charity Body Gossip

The team also support the work of Mental Health First Aid England (all members of the team are MHFA trained)

The Following Videos Were Used During The Presentations:

Who Are The Self-Esteem Team?

Optical Illusions with Einstein Mask    

Body Image:

Dove Onslaught                                                     

Lynx Excite                                                             

Mental Health:

‘Switch on the Light’                                            

Other Useful Videos:

Self-Esteem Team’s New Years ReVolution (celeb backed campaign to resolve to do one thing to improve our mental health for New Year)

Jean Kilbourne ‘Killing us Softly’ – Short documentary on advertising and its portrayal of women

Dove Campaign video on male airbrushing

Dove Campaign video on female airbrushing

Body Gossip ‘This One is For You’ (a poem about eating disorder recovery performed by celebrities) 

This Girl Can – Sport England video encouraging women to enjoy sport regardless of body type

‘Pretty’ – Poetry slam by Kate Makkai (contains swearing)

Recommended Reading:

‘Teenagers’ by David Bainbridge

‘Curvology’ by David Bainbridge

‘Hope with Eating Disorders’ by Lynn Crilly

‘How to Disappear Completely’ by Kelsey Osgood

‘Fat is A Feminist issue’ by Susie Orbach

The Body Gossip book

‘Fundamentals: A Guide for Parents & Teachers on Mental Health & Self-Esteem’ by Natasha Devon and Lynn Crilly

‘The Self-Esteem Team’s Guide to Sex, Drugs & WTFs?!!’  by Natasha Devon 

 

 

The care and attention our son has received since starting in January shows outstanding pastoral care, he has settled in so well and is thoroughly enjoying the new opportunities and his new friendships.

Senior School Parent