Improving your listening skills can make a huge difference to pupil engagement. In this article, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith provides us with ten suggestions to help ensure that students feel genuinely listened to.
Dr. Pooky Knightsmith has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry. She is the author of five books and is the current Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. You can email Pooky on email@example.com and her Twitter handle is @PookyH. Her YouTube channel is www.youtube. com/pookyh where she uploads new videos twice a week.
Q. On the advice of Public Health England, we recently had to close the school for two days for a deep clean following an outbreak of Norovirus. During the period before and after the school closure, attendance was poor due to the number of children who were absent due to illness. How do we evidence this when reporting to the governors?