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Aegis Trust
Stephen Twigg is Special Projects Director for the Aegis trust, a charity that is an independent, international organisation, dedicated to eliminating genocide. Libby talks to him about his recent trip to Rwanda to examine how Rwanda is coping with the aftermath of the genocide.

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School/Home Support:
..is an independent charity, which subsidises the cost of some 110 workers around the country. Their job is to make contact with families where children are struggling, and by talking to parents, do their best in a variety of ways to help. Libby talks to Jan Tallis the chief executive of Home-School Support

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Caroline Swinburne went to Yorkshire , to meet nine year old "John" (not his real name), his teachers, his mother and his School-Home Support worker.

Teacher's Well-Being
Teacher Support Network is a national, independent charity providing practical and emotional support to teachers and lecturers. Libby discusses the necessity of "Happy Teachers" with Patrick Nash, Chief executive, teacher support network and Caroline Skingsley, Head of Goldington Lower School in Bedford School.


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27th - 5th March - Reading week onTeacher's TV
To coincide with World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March, Teachers' TV dedicates a week of programming to reading and literacy. Programme highlights include 'The Teaching Challenge with Lynne Truss' where the author of 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' endeavours to teach grammar to a group of secondary pupils, and dramatisations of Children's Laureate Jacqueline Wilson's popular books, The Illustrated Mum and Double Act. The channel is also showing programmes from the 'Reading Aloud' series, presented by author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen
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