ECU 25 Editor’s Comment
The pupil premium continues to cause controversy. It’s not surprising that Ofsted should find that many schools have used it to maintain their existing provision rather than launching new projects.
Practice File: Practical Tips for Safeguarding
Documents and advice on evaluating and improving safeguarding policy and practice. Includes summary of self-evaluation questions, staffroom notice, staff checklist, whole school self-evaluation checklist and strategies available to support pupils.
Global activities for Special Schools
International links can benefit everyone. In this article we find out how special schools are making the most of global partnerships.
120,000 troubled families?
Where did this figure come from? The definitions and calculations are unclear. Professor Ruth Levitas throws doubts on the whole programme.
Pushed to the brink – Britain’s vulnerable children
Changes to the welfare system and rising unemployment. According to the children’s society the future looks gloomy for those already in need.
Time to change
The stigma around mental health issues is as hard to adjust to as the problem itself. In this article we hear of a programme designed to challenge discrimination.
What really makes us happy? Roger Morgan, Children’s Rights Director for England led this research into children’s views about ‘happiness’ and what it means to them.
The Pupil Premium
There has been much in the news about the impact, or lack of it, that the Pupil Premium is making. This Ofsted report raises concerns and is likely to have direct implications for schools.