What should a teacher do if a child comes to them and says ‘I don’t fit in’? There is a difference between temporary disquiet and genuine distress, says Fidelma Murphy, Cognita’s Direction of Education, Spain. But if you suspect it’s the latter and caused by others, careful handling will ensure the child doesn’t feel ‘at fault’.

In the latest issue of Independent Schools Magazine, Fidelma Murphy offers guidance to teachers on how they can support a child who is feeling marginalised: When students feel they don’t fit in.