What is the most effective way of approaching Multi Faith issues in school?

Of course children can read about and indeed watch films about different faiths.

But there is no doubt that an inspirational speaker, who is an active member of a faith and used to working with primary school children, can in one session transform the children’s understanding of a particular faith.

And there can also be no doubt that such an event can be of great long-term value.  For time and again one can see that even a modest amount of personal knowledge can dispel ignorance and assumption, and instead encourage respect, leading to a more harmonious society.

With this in mind, Rabbi Douglas Charing, Director of the Leeds-based Jewish Education Bureau, has been visiting schools throughout the country for many years.

He offers lively and informative presentations on many aspects of Judaism, including Festivals such as Passover and Chanukah, and life-cycle events. Story and song are also included.

Your pupils will be engaged and stimulated and enjoy a lasting experience by an inspiring educator.

To make a booking or for further details of cost and availability, phone our hotline on 0345 567 4071 or email rabbi@jewisheducationbureau.co.uk

Rabbi Charing is also available for school-based Inset.


What are you doing about the effects of domestic abuse?

It’s most probable that some of your pupils are suffering from seeing abuse at home.  Their learning capability is impaired.

A minimum of 750,000 British children and young people a year are witnesses to domestic abuse.  Also 62% of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others.

Every case of domestic abuse is different and children are affected in lots of different ways, depending on their circumstances, personality, the severity of the situation and availability of appropriate support. It is recognised that some children are resilient enough to recover quickly from exposure to domestic abuse; while others may react adversely and require therapeutic intervention to help deal with the trauma and prevent any long-term negative effects.

Children learn from what they experience. They may learn that it is acceptable to use violence or other forms of controlling behaviours.  Children’s immediate reactions include overall anxiety and worry, separation anxiety,  excessive worry about their safety and that of the non-abusive parent/ carer, sleep problems, nightmares, difficulty with concentration, increased hyperactivity, increased anger/aggression, withdrawal, low self-esteem, and confidence.

Play therapy helps to alleviate these conditions.  Between 77% and 84% of children receiving therapy from a Play Therapy UK registrant show a positive change.

If you want to know more about how play therapy works, the training required for a member of  your staff to become a registered Play Therapist, please email Monika at mokijep@majemail.com

www.playtherapy.org.uk  and www.playtherapyregister.org.uk

What is the single most effective way to engage boys in education and maintain their interest?

According to the DfE, “Girls are outperforming boys in all the main attainment indicators at ks4” which is what makes it so important to implement a whole-school strategy that will not only engage boys in education but that will also maintain their interest.

Which is precisely why Mengage has devised a workshop entitled
The Boy Problem: Raising boys’ achievement – what can schools do?

The Boy Problem: Raising boys’ achievement – what can schools do? is an evidence-based, experiential workshop in which your staff will be taught about the most effective ways to close the widening gap between girls’ and boys’ attainment in education.

This workshop offers practical solutions and covers five main areas of concern, including: male learning styles, boys’ participation in education, addressing literacy concerns, a male-inclusive classroom, and the importance of creating a whole-school strategy.

The Boy Problem: Raising boys’ achievement – what can schools do? is delivered in three hours and costs £895. For more information or to discuss a booking, you can contact Liam by email at liam@mengage.co.uk or by phone on 07788725318.

Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.mengage.co.uk to see what else we offer with regards to mental health and accredited mentoring.

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What is Fake News?

Recently Andreas Schleicher OECD’s Director of Education and Skills and leading international education expert said children should be taught in schools how to recognise fake news, “Distinguishing what is true from what is not true is a critical skill today”.

Use our What is Fake News? Poster to show your students what to look out for and how to distinguish between fake and real news.

Fake News poster

 Order any Gresham Books poster or poster bundle and get 10% off! Enter coupon code poster10 on the checkout page to claim the discount.

To read more about the posters and to place an order visit our website here, you can also place an order by calling 01983 761389.