ECJ 3.2 Child file
Practical tips for schools: Child File 1 - Summary of self-evaluation questions Child File 2 - Staffroom notice Child File 3 - Staff checklist Child File 4 - Whole school self-evaluation checklist Child File 5 - Strategies available to support pupils
From the margins into the mainstream
It’s a well-established principle that education neither starts nor finishes at the school gates. But how do schools engage with communities to deliver measureable benefits for all without losing sight of more traditional outcome requirements? Denis Mongon looks at some innovative approaches.
Education by numbers
Last year an Ofsted report claimed that 500,000 children were incorrectly diagnosed as having special education needs prompting a Government rethink about provision in their latest Green Paper. But a more complex debate lies behind the numbers as Mathew Dodd reports.
Investing the pupil premium wisely
The pupil premium aims to help disadvantaged children and reduce the attainment gap. But the money won’t mean anything unless it’s spent wisely on evidence-based interventions that can be shown to work. Steve Higgins introduces a toolkit designed to help.
Narrowing the attainment gap
A lot of ideology and well-intentioned thinking has gone into trying to reduce the attainment gap between richer and poorer children. But what the evidence actually tells us is often neglected. Grahame Whitfield puts the record straight.
Keeping it in the family
Adoptive families are increasingly taking on children who come from more problematic backgrounds. It means that adoptive parents are facing greater challenges than ever before. Nathan Bibbon describes the Safebase approach which supports parents through the challenges of adoption.
Fit for purpose
Disabled children and young people in this country face critical delays in getting wheelchairs. When they do get them they are often wrong for their needs. Ruth Owen OBE argues for action to allow children and young people to take control of their lives – and to save money for authorities.
Are you saying I’m racist?
Zero-tolerance approaches to racism are the norm. But do they work? Sioned Churchill looks at the lessons learnt from a six year project across three London boroughs.
Helping schools listen
Young people’s understanding of deafness needs to improve to put an end to the social isolation experienced by deaf teenagers. Lucy Read discusses new school resources available to help integrate children with hearing loss.
A framework for early intervention in the early years
All too often early intervention is just applied to individual projects. But if we see it instead as a process running through all early years work, the results could be spectacular. Louise Jackson describes an early intervention framework that could make this happen.