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A Journey

After several years of attending conferences and events, I still have the same thoughts running through my head on my way to a new event. A final check of the confirmation email and a scroll on social media to see if any acquaintances are attending helps me to prepare...

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MCB Level 3 – From an admin’s perspective

The thought of spending two days in training was enough to send my brain into over drive. Just to add some context, I work as an administrator in a SEN School. To many people's disbelief, I do not enjoy staring at dull presentations and sitting in an awkward silence...

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Why we do not restrain

"Coming from a background as a researcher, I had only heard horror stories about children who weren’t able to maintain mainstream school placements due to ‘bad’ behaviour. I had friends who were secondary school teachers, and they told me about the escalating levels...

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Mental Health First Aid

There has been a steady increase in the number of young people being diagnosed with mental health issues and this correlates with what we see on the ground in schools.  Schools often reflect what is happening, more broadly, in society, and while this is on...

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Including SEND students, not excluding

If you keep up to date with the latest SEND Education news, I am sure the latest article by The Guardian would have left you feeling aghast. With schools' ever-growing desire to be top of the league tables, more and more children with SEND are being encouraged to...

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My relationship with IT

I remember the excitement of my family purchasing their first computer, the Spectrum ZX81, as a family Christmas present in 1981 ( - for those that can’t remember). The excitement at having such technology in our family home had not...

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European Outdoor Education (EOE) Conference 2018

RP Founder Mike King, was delighted to be invited to attend and deliver a workshop at the European Outdoor Education (EOE) Conference 2018 which was hosted in Bohinj, Slovenia. Mike logged his thoughts about the 3 day event to give us all an insight into what the EOE...

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#RPCONF19 Focus: Mike King and Lara Penfold

  Mike King Founder of Releasing Potential Mike King is CEO of Releasing Potential and Executive Headteacher at Releasing Potential School; Mike has worked in the third sector for eighteen years after a career as a secondary school teacher, and has set up a range of...

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Jannine Harris Founder of ADHD Wise UK   Jannine Harris is the founder of ADHD Wise UK, a UK based charity devoted to helping parents and professionals to support children and young people with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. Jannine offers resources and...

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