Child File: Addressing mental health concerns
A range of practical materials based upon the advice given in the DfE document, 'Mental health and behaviour in schools: Departmental advice for school staff'. Includes a mental health audit tool, a referral form and a list of strategies for addressing specific mental health needs.
Engaging the parents of pupils with emotional and behavioural needs
Engaging parents can be the most effective way to support a child with emotional and behavioural needs, but can sometimes also be the most challenging for schools to put in place. Dr. Trisha Waters provides advice about what schools can do.
Nurture groups really do work
Amidst increasing concerns about the mental health of our children, nurture groups are a proven method of support that schools can use. Edurne Scott- Loinaz explains why and how you should establish one.
Preparing for SEN reform
Whether we feel ready or not, schools should now be implementing the SEN reform. Headteacher Elisabeth Carney-Haworth explains how her school has been preparing for the changes.
The pedagogic meal at Peartree Academy
A pedagogic meal doesn’t sound very appetising, but it could be just what’s needed at your school. Gurpinder Lalli reports.
Report summary: The pupil premium – an update
The pupil premium is making a positive difference in many schools, a recent Ofsted report has revealed. We summarise its mainly encouraging findings.
Report summary: Mental health and behaviour in schools
How do we support students whose behaviour indicates they may have unmet mental health needs? We take a look at new guidance from the DfE which answers this exact question.
In sharp focus: Mental health
The mental health needs of our children and young people have hit the headlines as it is revealed an increasing number cannot cope in our schools. This issue’s ‘In sharp focus’ identifies the missing link in mental health provision.
ECU 32 Editor’s Comment: SEN reform – is it all clear?
The government promised big things in regard to SEN documentation, but all they've really done is shear away 'extra' documents and guidance already in existence... Perhaps that’s why the new SEND Code of Practice is such a disappointment, says Every Child Update's new editor, Suzanne O'Connell.