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Advice about puberty, bullying and exclusion.

  • Behaviour, discipline and exclusionChild buried in his handsFor a school to function and run smoothly, children need to be well-behaved and respectful, so every school has a discipline policy written by the headteacher...
  • Understanding bullyingBoy being bulliedBullying is when someone intimidates or causes harm to another person on purpose. The victims of bullying can be verbally, physically or emotionally assaulted...
  • Understanding cyber bullyingchild on laptopCyber bullying is the use of electronic media - especially mobile phones and the internet - to intimidate, threaten or upset someone.
  • Learning development of girls and boys primary school children in playgroundIt is often assumed that girls and boys are hard-wired from birth to develop in different ways. But scientific studies have actually found that there are...
  • Is your child playing truant from school?A teenage boy playing truant © 'govicinity @ Fotolia.com'Truancy means missing school on a regular basis for no good reason. It is also sometimes called ‘unauthorised absence’.
  • Puberty and its impact at home and in schoolTeenagersPuberty is the stage in life when a child's body develops into an adult's body. The changes take place gradually, usually between the ages of 10 and 16...

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