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Back On Track: Find Hope. Get Motivated. Succeed in School.

Matthew Burton

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Personal & social issues: truancy & school problem

The second book from bestselling Matt Burton - this is a motivational and hopeful school handbook for secondary school students navigating uncertain times

A motivational and hopeful school handbook for students navigating uncertain times, by the nation's Head Teacher, Matthew Burton.

'You're now at secondary school - you've settled in, made some friends, possibly a few enemies and you know the subjects you like and the ones you loathe. Added to that, you've just managed to survive the most BONKERS year ever - a pandemic, no school, exam chaos - whhhhat. Are you feeling a little frazzled? Like you can't be bothered? That everything is just pointless? We all feel like that from time to time. But there are things you can do to get back your mojo, find a bit of hope and get back on track.'

Whether facing exams, a big change or having to make up for lost time, Head Teacher Matthew Burton is here to help students get motivated again.

From ways of catching up and overcoming the tough times, to skills for beating assessment stress, problem solving and tapping into your potential, this is the one-stop guide for kids who are in need of a bit of hope, some soothing words of advice and a good old pep talk to get them going in school again.

Whatever it is that young people are worried about, this book is crammed with advice so that though things at school might seem really hard, they will soon be back on track and raring to go.

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Matthew Burton

Matthew (Mr) Burton is an inspirational Headteacher, and star of Channel 4's multi award-winning documentary series, Educating Yorkshire. His warmth, humour, style and energetic style of teaching endeared him to audiences the country over, and the incredible breakthrough moment with Musharaf Asghar and his stammer brought millions of TV and YouTube viewers to tears across the world. Now Headteacher (and still an English teacher), he is committed to achieving the very best for every child, and to ensuring that barriers to opportunity - whatever they may be - are challenged, removed and banished, to allow every young person to be the very best they can be.

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