In this, our first Pastoral Education newsletter, we’re proud to announce our inclusion in the The Reading Agency’s Reading Well for Young People scheme.
We also have a round-up of new blogs from JKP authors with a breadth of experience in Education; bringing you advice, tips and strategies on how to support young people’s emotional and mental well being as they progress through primary and secondary school.
At the end of May, the 2016 Pastoral Education catalogue will be available, containing a list of new and bestselling titles for professionals to support a student’s time at school. If you would like to receive a copy, please email William.Horsnell@jkp.com.
The Reading Well for Young People book-list provides 13 to 18 year-olds with support and advice on common mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and stress, as well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. We are pleased to have 7 books selected for the scheme.
We talked to Julia Hague about why her new book Being Me (and Loving It) is such a valuable resource for building self-esteem in children. She discusses the common self-esteem and body image issues affecting children today, and provides advice on how to support them. Co-written by Naomi Richards (the UK’s number 1 kids coach), Being Me (and Loving It) includes 29 activity-based lesson plans designed for teachers, youth workers, educators and parents supporting children aged 5-11.
Nick Luxmoore reflects upon his new book “Horny and Hormonal” to discuss the significance of sex and sexuality in young people’s education, and how these often awkward subjects can begin to be broached by the adults who support them.