The expectation for schools to address students' personal needs has acquired further status with the new white paper 'Your child, your schools, our future'. In this launch issue of 'Child File', ECJ provides you with the practical materials you need.
Sure Start Children’s Centres
In July 2009 Ofsted published a small scale report evaluating the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 Sure Start Children's Centres across England. It found that links with primary schools were generally not as strong as they needed to be. Here we ask why engagement is not as good as it should be between schools and children’s centres.
Michelle Shewring and her husband run a home childminding business. But instead of caring for two or three preschoolers, they care for 10-12 children from birth to eleven years old with two assistants. Here, she describes the results of her CWDC funded research project.
Every child matters?
Every child matters – until the money runs out! What will happen to public spending if a Conservative government takes power and the recession drags on? Nicola Mott asked Professor Gerry Stoker for his predictions.
Early welfare works best
The OECD analysed public spending and child welfare in 28 first world countries.
Schools food panel – seventh survey of head teachers
The School Food Trust asked primary and secondary head teachers about school lunchtimes.
Parental experience of services for disabled children
The DCSF asked disabled children’s parents if the health, education and care sectors were fulfilling their needs.
Learning lessons from serious case reviews
Ofsted’s second report on serious case reviews covers the evaluations of 173 reviews completed between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009 and the lessons that are being learned.
Deployment and Impact of Support Staff in Schools
This study asks why children who spend more time with teaching assistants achieve less than children of similar ability.