ECU 26 Editor’s Comment
I found the report ‘ADHD Voices’ (see report section) of great interest. It is refreshing to find a piece of research that is so firmly fixed on children’s perceptions. It is also interesting to see the comparison between the way in which ADHD is handled in the UK and in the US.
Practice File: The Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
In this practice file, we look at ways of getting the most from the Pupil Premium and encouraging families to apply. Includes information collection sheet, spending sheet, parent notice and strategy/intervention record sheet.
Implications of new technology for adolescent health
It’s a popular topic for discussion, but what evidence do we have that new technology is ‘bad’ for our young people? Ann Hagell reports.
Anti- Bullying – keeping the profile high
With Anti-Bullying Week running from 19-23 November, Luke Roberts from the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) explains why schools must keep striving to tackle bullying.
Encouraging take up of FSM
It is important that families who are entitled to free school meals sign up for them. So why don’t they?
Listening to children talk about ADHD
A child who has ADHD can make all the difference to your class or even your school. There are many misunderstandings about what it is and the best ways of treating it. The report by Ilian Singh, ‘ADHD Voices’ is intended to raise the topic of ADHD and encourage discussion from the perspective of the child.
Self-harm in the spotlight
Young Minds has published the document, ‘Talking Self-harm’ to draw attention to a problem that many schools find difficult to handle. It provides a useful and easily accessible summery including details of the symptoms, the statistics behind it and the causes.
Virtual schools – effective but at risk
‘The impact of virtual schools on the educational progress of looked after children’ is an Ofsted report that focused on nine Local Authorities and the ways in which their virtual schools have developed. The research included interviews with headteachers, social workers, carers, children and young people themselves.