Peterloo, Shelley and the development of British democracy.

A vivid portrayal of the Peterloo Massacre  and Shelley’s response to it in Shelley specialist and songwriter John Webster’s new DVD ‘Shelley’s Golden Years in Italy’, together with a discussion of the poet’s legacy and role in the growth of democratic institutions in GB, could make an intriguing and memorable contribution to Key Stage 3 of Citizenship studies.

The two sections, opening and concluding the 43 minute DVD, demonstrate the progress made from the tragic collision of social and political forces in 1819, referring to the Chartists and the Suffragettes and the strength they drew from Shelley’s work.

Shelley’s contribution to the development of democracy in Britain has been demonstrated by scholars in recent years,and this raises the question of how far poets, writers, and musicians can affect political events.An intriguing question in light of the frequent involvement of today’s artists in political and environmental campaigning!

More information is available at where song and narrative samples, as well as links to a discussion of the citizenship issues raised, can be accessed. The DVD costs £12.95 plus £1.95 postage


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A clear understanding of FGM

On the 31st October 2015 new procedures for reporting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) were introduced by government office as a mandatory duty for teachers in schools and academies.

Also, FGM forms part of the Safeguarding remit which is an OFSTED limiting judgement.

Our secure interactive online training module is designed to ensure staff in schools and academies have a clear understanding of FGM and can effectively meet this duty.

The module is CPD Certified and will ensure you and your staff are fully compliant with OFSTED requirements whilst earning valuable CPD points.

The service is so easy-to-use and will quickly ensure you comply with requirements in the most cost-effective manner from just £150 per school/academy.

To find out more please click HERE.

What more can be done to inspire a love for reading and storybooks among your struggling readers on World Book Day and for evermore?

Supporting the development of reading skills among older pupils can be somewhat of a challenge, not least because fiction books that are of interest to them do not typically cater for their current reading abilities.

So inspiring a love for reading among these pupils can also be something of a challenge.

Fortunately, World Book Day (3rd March 2016) presents a great opportunity for you to introduce your struggling readers to the ‘Go! Pack’ series, which will inspire a love for reading and thus support the development of their reading skills.

The ‘Go! Pack’ is a set of 8 fantastic titles for pupils aged 11 and over with a reading age of six, and were designed by an experienced practitioner desperate for suitable reading material for her pupils.

Each book has high quality illustrations to support the story and help the reader achieve success and enjoyment in reading.

Titles in the ‘Go! Pack’ include: “Bad luck”, “Ghost in the House”, “Lights in the Mirror”, “Lion on the Loose”, “Missing”, “Not a Good Look”, “Shut Down” and “The Wrong Wheels”.

You can order Go! Books in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to     
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

Understanding the issue of extremism and the PREVENT Duty in schools

The internet brings marvellous opportunities to children and young people with the ability to learn new skills and visit websites which engage and enrich their lives.

However, the internet also brings dangers such as online predators, who will try and contact children through websites and software applications.

The new resources available from E-safety Support will guide pupils, parents and teachers through the topic, helping identify the issue of online radicalisation and giving suggestions on how to protect against the threat of online extremism.

The resources were developed by Tim Pinto, member of the Educational Advisory Board for CEOP and experienced educational e-safety consultant.


Extremism Resources
Currently Available

     √ Assembly for pupils

√ Guidance for parents

√ Training for staff


E-safety Support for Schools E-safety Support offers schools a suite of resources to help keep pupils and staff safe online. These include:

  • Resources for students – including lesson plans and assembly plans
  • Guidance for teachers – special reports, regular articles and advice on e-safety issues
  • Tools for school management – including policy templates, training, parent support and audit tools

If you are interested in finding out more, join our free membership service for a selection of assembly plans including a teacher script and presentation, special e-safety reports for you and your colleagues, a news and information widget that could be added to your school website and regular e-safety bulletins.


What is e-safety? Free Doddle quiz!

With Internet Safety Day taking place this week, now is the perfect opportunity to check that your students know how to stay safe online with our free quiz!

Do your students know what personal information should not be shared? Can they identify cyberbullying? Do they understand how to keep a computer safe? Using fill-the-gap and multiple-choice questions, each followed by a formative recap slide, this quiz will ensure that your students have a secure understanding of e-safety.

Try out the free quiz on our Doddle ICT & Computing page!

Consisting of hundreds of engaging resources to keep your students interested in key topics, both in class and at home, Doddle has everything you need to encourage your students to take an active, independent role in their learning. Book a free in-school visit and one of our Educational Consultants will give you a full tour of Doddle’s features!


Mental Health Issues and Syndromes – Raising Staff Awareness

A national campaign on teenage mental health has just been launched to stop students stigmatising peers who suffer from mental illness and to help parents identify the symptoms of mental health. A new national survey of 10,000 youngsters aged 2-19 and their families, to identify the mental health issues that are most common, is now being undertaken. The results of this survey are not due until 2018 and resultant improvements in services would not take place until then. So therefore it is important that in schools we keep up to date with the latest key ways we can identify and support students with mental health issues and the 3 volumes of Behaviour Solutions – A Guide to Syndromes and Conditions will be a valuable photocopiable resource to support staff in their work. All 3 volumes cover the full range of mental health difficulties listed in the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties section of the SEN Code of Practice.

Each volume gives a guide to a wide range of conditions (there are 68 in all) and looks at definitions, symptoms and characteristics, causes, treatments, strategies to use in the classroom and a list of useful references including websites.

Volume 1, (A Revised Guide to Syndromes and Conditions), focuses on 20 conditions including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, OCD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dyslexia. It contains latest research findings, 3 new conditions as well as updated information on conditions relating to the recently published DSM5.

Volume 2, (A Guide to More Syndromes and Conditions), moves on to 26 conditions and issues not covered in the first volume including Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Loss Separation and Bereavement, Mental Health, Self-Harm, Substance Misuse and Cerebral Palsy.

Volume 3, (A Guide to Further Syndromes and Conditions), moves on to 22 conditions and issues not covered in the first two volumes including Selective Mutism, Joint Hypermobility, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Apraxia.

One particular benefit is that the books come in a photocopiable format so that if you wish to circulate details of a condition to several colleagues, or indeed to provide information to concerned parents, this is easily achieved.

Further details of the volumes and their contents are to be found on

Cost of the 3 volumes is £60 (a saving of £15 on normal price) plus £6 postage and packaging.

To order please visit or contact us at:

Behaviour Solutions Limited

15 St. Marys Close


Newton Abbot


TQ12 5QF

Phone / Fax 01626 366161