The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Child File 1 Summary of some of the main features of the new ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/a0068102/early-years-foundation-stage-eyfs Child File 2 An overview of the new EYFS: Three prime areas Four specific areas Characteristics of effective learning Child File 3 The early learning goals are linked to each of the prime and specific areas. They represent the level of progress that children should be expected to have attained by the end of EYFS. Each one of the 17 goals is provided with a description. This Childfile checklist uses the description and itemises from it. Child File 4 This Safeguarding checklist highlights some of the policies and procedures that providers of EYFS should have in place.
Young people in a world with fewer jobs
Rates of anxiety, depression and problem behaviour amongst young people have doubled in the last 30 years. Has social change had a negative impact on young people’s well-being? And if so, is there something we can do about it?
The Drug Education Forum
The government has released its Drug Education Guidance (see reports) but who can schools go to if they need further advice and support? Andrew Brown and The Drug Education Forum tell us about what they offer.
Restriction and restraint
When does restriction become deprivation and withdrawal, seclusion? Bernard Allen explains that there are no simple rules as we consider the implications for our practice.
Drug advice for schools The new document from the DfE
The document ‘DfE and ACPO Drug advice for Schools’ (January 2012) is the latest in the government’s reduced guidance documents. It is aimed at headteachers, school staff and governing bodies and provides advice on.
Changing Adolescence Social trends and mental health
In this briefing paper series from the Nuffield Foundation we hear the main results of research into various aspects of teenage life.