Document highlights: Inequalities in education
Inequality in education has become worse in Northern Ireland since 2007, according to this report by the Equality Commission, which highlights continuing and persistent underachievement by working-class Protestant children, and wider male underachievement in education.
Document highlights: Using singing to nurture children’s hearing
Hearing impaired children benefit from a sustained programme of singing activities, according to this research report by the UCL Institute of Education.
Document highlights: How safe are our children?
Despite a dramatic increase in reported sexual offences against children, neglect remains the most common form of child abuse across the UK, says the NSPCC in their comprehensive analysis of child protection data for 2013/14.
Document highlights: Research into funding for pupils with SEN
The current method of allocating local authorities the high needs block is not always fair, and the government should consider moving to a formula, say Natalie Parish and Ben Bryant in their recent report for the DfE.
Examining our perceptions of pupils
Stereotyping others based on gender, class or ethnic background is an unfortunate human tendency – and teachers aren’t immune. Andrew Pollard considers a few ways the reflective practitioner can evaluate their views of their own pupils and ensure all are treated fairly.