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Auditing professional and agency partners working in and around schools for learning and wellbeing

In this blog post, Dr Julia Everitt discusses her school co-ordinator background and thesis, which explored the professionals and agencies involved in four schools. She reports on her analysis of the tools used to support...

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Behind the Mask

Glenn Dene discusses his book, ‘Behind the Mask’, which documents photographs of staff at the Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, working through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Glenn answers questions about the book, his views on the NHS...

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Measuring Student Wellbeing

With the difficulties we are currently facing in education as a result of the global pandemic, issues of mental health and supporting learners through difficult times has taken on a new significance. In this post...

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Reflections of a Student Lockdown

In our next guest blog post, Rob Walker provides reflections regarding his experiences of completing an undergraduate degree during national lockdown. With the post starting with comparisons to dystopian societies; it then shifts to considering...

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Promoting, providing and protecting playtime

Within this guest blog post, Marianne Mannello from Play Wales emphasises the importance of giving children the permission, space and time to play in order to deal with uncertainty and challenge. Detail is provided on...

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Are you resilient enough for COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot seem to escape messages about building resilience, which have been developing for some time now. In this first blog post from Richard Sanders, BESA Executive Committee Member and Web...

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Using a targeted programme to support quiet shy and anxious learners

As we return to the bustle and busyness of a new term, this timely blog post examines research on shy or quiet children who can often be overlooked in loud and fast learning environments. Dr...

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Transition: Voices from across the bridge

In our first blog post from the wider BESA community, Dr Amanda Thomas & Dr Rhiannon Packer provide researcher perspectives on a variety of transitions within education. With the work gathering learner voice from nursery...

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The push for online content

Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the technologically mediated realities that now exist within education. The...

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School reopening? top scientists say not yet

Dr. Alpesh Maisuria, our BESA Research Funding Lead and Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at the University of the West of England (UWE), provides critical perspectives on the re-opening of schools in...

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Re-minding our Selves of our Natural Communitas

In the second of our blog series, Dr. Dylan Adams shares his thoughts and reflections regarding the liminal nature that the COVID-19 crisis has brought to society and education. Rhetoric as a result of the...

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Stephen Ward's Reflections on COVID-19, BESA and Book Publication

For the first post in our blog series, we welcome thoughts and reflections from Stephen Ward; one of our founding BESA members, and Journal Reviews Editor. With the COVID-19 crisis and cancellation of the 2020...