Child File 3
Every issue, Suzanne O’Connell shares the forms school managers need to keep ahead of government policy. This time, she shows you how to check your staff have the right ‘safeguarding’ training.
Alcohol & under 18s
Becky Medhurst reports on new advice about young people and drinking at Drinkaware.co.uk/ talking-to-under-18s.
Healthy mind, healthy body
Mark Haddad reports on QUEST – a multi-agency research team working to provide training and resources to school nurses dealing with mental health problems.
Visually-impaired awareness workshops
Kim Mead explains how ‘goalball’, or blindfolded football, can allow visually impaired children to compete on the same level as their peers.
Impact of the commercial world on children’s wellbeing
Are children savvy consumers or brainwashed gluttons? This report concludes: neither.
Lamb inquiry: Special educational needs & parental confidenc
Ed Balls has committed £38million funding to help children with special needs across children’s services – in response to this report.
Keeping in touch
This Ofsted study asked children in care how they stay in touch with their parents and siblings.
Evaluation of the making good progress pilot
The ‘making good progress’ pilot gave 6-7 year olds struggling with numeracy and literacy one-to-one tuition. It was so successful that Ed Balls has approved a national roll-out by September 2011. It’s the lynchpin of Labour’s re-election campaign.
Disengagement from education among 14-16 year olds
About 20% of year 11 students are disengaged from education – which threatens government plans to raise the secondary school leaving age.