Reports -SEN the next steps
On the 15th May 2012 the Government published the next steps in its SEN reform. ‘Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability: Progress and next steps’
Feature – Supporting pupils’ parents
In many respects parents are the experts when it comes to their own children. But what about when parents need help too? Family Lives tell us about how they are helping schools help their parents.
Feature – Good food without legislation?
The national school food standards are at least part of the story in improving what children and young people eat at school. What can we expect now not all schools must follow them?
Feature – Having a say at school
Almost every school has a pupil council. They have increasingly become a standard feature in the bid to give pupils a voice. But do we know if they actually work? The University of Edinburgh reports on their research.
Reports – Supporting parents – guidance
It can be difficult to know what is expected for schools in relation to divorced and separated parents. This document provides clear guidance for what schools should and shouldn’t do as well as general advice about engaging parents in the education process.
Reports – Improving attendance at school
Charlie Taylor, The Government’s Expert Adviser on Behaviour, released the document, ‘Improving attendance at school’. It is less than 12 pages long but includes some hard-hitting messages for schools, particularly primary schools.
Child files: Working with parents
Guidance and resources to make the sometimes stressful task of forming good, solid relationships with your students’ parents a little bit easier. Includes information on overcoming barriers to involvement, structured conversations and effective signposting.