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This episode of Ease The Load looks at how three schools have improved behaviour, tackled drugs and provided emotional support for both teachers and pupils.
Green Meadow Primary School in Birmingham has adapted an American positive behaviour scheme to suit their needs. The scheme is based on rewards such as smiley faces and has produced good results.
Bramhall High School in Manchester hit the headlines when they introduced sniffer dogs into the school. The dogs enter classrooms unannounced and are trained to recognise a variety of drugs. Both parents and pupils welcome the move to keep drug issues out of school.
Still in Manchester, the final visit is to Swinton High School, who invited a national initiative called CHIPS into school. CHIPS stands for Childline in Partnership with Schools and is a scheme which offers a peer-supporter training service for pupils and teachers.
Part of the series: Ease the Load