Child File: Healthy eating
These child file materials look at children with specific needs. They include: Healthy eating – where do you start? Healthy eating survey Improving lunchtimes Healthy eating log
Special Feature: NEEC reveals 2011 programme
This January Blackpool will host the next North of England Education Conference, a unique institution that is over a century old. Conference director David Lund explains why this year’s event matters more than ever...
The children left behind
It is heart breaking to see the poverty that people in some countries still live in. However, what can be forgotten is the poverty that exists on our own doorsteps, and not just in Britain. Some of the richest countries can be guilty of harbouring and perpetuating deprivation. The UNICEF report provides a league table with a difference.
A statement is not enough
A damning report published by OFSTED claimed that many children are diagnosed with SEN because of poor teaching. But the headlines masked the careful analysis of what actually makes a positive difference. Janet Thompson reports.
Where now for SEN?
Before the election, SEN was already changing. Following on from the recommendations of the Education and Skills Committee Report 2006, the Education Act provided the legislation that led to the Coordinators regulations in 2008 and amendments in 2009.
The White Paper
There were perhaps relatively few surprises in the content of the Government’s White Paper. Michael Gove had already ‘spilled the beans’ a few times in relation to what education might expect. As predicted, choice of schools, pupil behaviour and accountability featured frmly in this crucial plan for the future.
Ethos and Culture in Schools – report & recommendations
Teach First participants have produced their own research report into ethos and culture. It provides an interesting insight and a number of recommendations.
How disengaged are our young people?
What often hits the headlines is how young people are behaving within our communities. The Prince’s Trust look at another angle – how do young people feel their communities behave towards them?