Paul Sutton


Electronic dating violence starts as early as 12

This is an interesting article

We could do with proper discussions on how to deal with this.



KCSIE 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 is now available from the government website [1]. This is the statutory guidance for all those who work with children. Part 1 is COMPULSORY reading for all staff.


  1. KCSIE 2021


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Safeguarding Children

I have now completed 'Safeguarding children' with e-learning at work. Another really good course, and essential for anyone working with children. I also e-mailed them to give them some feedback on the course content.

I have included links to some of the key statutory documents in this post.

During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children. Once you are able to recognise the signs of possible abuse, and know the steps you should take if you suspect it you will be better able to protect the children in your care.

The course covers the following modules:

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children
    Types of Abuse, who may carry it out and why children may not tell
    How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse
    What to do if you suspect a child is being
    Safeguarding Legislation

Safeguarding Children




Creative Education : Medical Training – Asthma 6/6/2021

In this course we consider Asthma – how common is it and what exactly is Asthma? We consider the common triggers and symptoms that you may see and consider what to do when you have a pupil who is having an Asthma attack. Finally, we think about what ‘good’ practice looks like in schools. 





Creative Education : Parental Awareness of Self-Harm 1/6/2021

 Self-harm is really not discussed enough within our society and it effects more young people than we might think. It can be anything from nail biting to hair pulling right through to some more serious actions. Within this session, we will take a look at some of the triggers, some of the signs to look for and have an open conversation about ways to support young people to break the cycle of self-harm.  

Self Harm




Creative Education : How to Engage & motivate your class 23/5/2021

Just completed another excellent short course with Creative Education. Got a few ideas from this to take in to Coder Dojos or Code Clubs at least. Should also be very useful in classrooms when working with small groups.

Course presented by Austen Hardwick.

Some good vocabulary for my CV too.

This course is based upon 4 ‘P’ principles which enable children (and teachers) to find fulfilment in their working day. Born out of personal experience, it builds a framework for classroom learning in which children and teachers are able to explore their potential in a mutually supportive and positive environment. Developed within primary schools (although with the potential for secondary application), these principles can change the atmosphere of learning for everyone. 

Motivate Class




CoderDojo Training

As we come out of lock down in the United Kingdom, thoughts are turning to the restart of events. This includes Code Club. We are thinking it may be better to restart this as a CoderDojo as that allows more flexibility and creativity in activities and for attendees to focus on their own projects and self directed learning.

I have therefore, undertaken the training linked to running a CoderDojo.

Ethos Mentoring Safeguarding

Update: FutureLearn course completed.

Update : 17/5/2021 I am also undertaking the FutureLearn course on starting a CoderDojo.




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Creative Education : Spot and Support Speech, Language & Communication Needs 16/5/2021

This weeks short course is Spot and Support Speech, Language & Communication Needs.

This is a course for anyone new to Speech, Language and Communication Needs and wanting to find out more about them. It aims to give you the basics so that you can start to identify pupils who may be displaying tendencies and work with those pupils to support their needs. We’ll therefore give you advice and simple ideas you can put into practice straight away and approaches to adapt and trial. It may be that the pupil needs further support so we’ll talk about what other avenues you may want to pursue. Great for teachers new to the profession, support staff or anyone wanting to check their understanding and support pupils to have the best possible outcomes. 

Speech and language support



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Creative Education : Suicide: How to Support During Crisis Moments- 9/5/2021

During this course we explore the practical steps we can take to support someone who is suicidal.  It's designed to give you the confidence and ideas you need in those most difficult moments.  This course was commissioned by HeadStart Kernow, a National Lottery funded project

Suicide Cert




Ensuring a Smooth Transition in the Year of Covid

Matt Bromley starts this course by summarising the key principles for a smooth transition from primary school to secondary school in usual times, before going on to explore how we can adapt the process to enable students to transition well during the context of Covid. 

Support Transition



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