Every Child Update
In issue 33
Prone to prejudice?
Long-held prejudices surrounding the ability of poorer pupils and boys compared to girls are not going away. But such subconscious stereotypes can have a serious impact on children and their achievement. Raspal Chima reports.
Examining our perceptions of pupils
Stereotyping others based on gender, class or ethnic background is an unfortunate human tendency – and teachers aren’t immune. Andrew Pollard considers a few ways the reflective practitioner can evaluate their views of their own pupils and ensure all are treated fairly.
Also in this issue
Research into funding for pupils with SEN
The current method of allocating local authorities the high needs block is not always fair, and the government should consider moving to a formula, say Natalie Parish and Ben Bryant in their recent report for the DfE.
How safe are our children?
Despite a dramatic increase in reported sexual offences against children, neglect remains the most common form of child abuse across the UK, says the NSPCC.
Using singing to nurture children’s hearing
This UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and UCL Ear Institute study, in collaboration with the multiarts charity Creative Futures, shows that hearing impaired children (HI) benefit from a sustained programme of singing activities.
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