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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.
Prone to prejudice?
Long-held prejudices surrounding the ability of poorer pupils and boys compared to girls are not going away. But such subconscious stereotypes can have a serious impact on children and their achievement. Raspal Chima reports.
Ofsted is in denial; special needs do exist
Ofsted claim they want 'better inspection for all'. So why doesn't that include children with special needs?
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.