Time for play
Playing Out is a grass-roots organisation that started in a small Bristol street and is rapidly becoming a flag-bearer for street play. Tim Linehan looks at the birth of a movement.
Bullying in school is universal and a range of methods aimed at tackling the problem has been developed. But which ones are most effective, and in what circumstances? Professor Ken Rigby takes an overview to identify what different approaches to tackling bullying can achieve.
I’m all right, Jack
Young men are wholly irresponsible when it comes to unintended teenage pregnancy, right? Quite the opposite, argue Áine Aventin and Maria Lohan from Queen’s University Belfast, but they have suffered from a void of educational support materials on how to deal with unintended pregnancy.
Playing to learn
An innovative activity programme to promote play to parents of young children in Scotland has now been evaluated. Irene Miller and Ali MacDonald look at the findings.
Getting to the root of exclusion
How do schools deal with the troubled families agenda? Rhian Beynon of Family Action looks at research and practice that dispels the myth that children from troubled families are destined for educational failure.
Shades of Grey Educational Disadvantage – What the Numbers Say
Educational disadvantage has been the focus of policy and research yet the conclusions about poverty are often simplistic. Charlie Ogilvie uncovers some surprising insights from government data, and finds that the truth is not just a matter of black and white.
The impact of family worklessness on children’s education
The UK has a higher proportion of children living in workless households than almost any other country in the European Union. So what impact does this have on children’s education? Ingrid Schoon explains.
The case for action
Has any condition been more misunderstood or feared than epilepsy throughout history? Times may have changed, but a worrying lack of awareness remains. Emily Tingley looks at a project which aims to help schools to understand more about the condition.
Lessons to Learn: recognising the links between running away and absence from school
Every year 100,000 children under 16 runaway from home or care yet most schools are unaware of the problem. Natalie Williams from The Children’s Society explains how school and education professionals can recognise the signs that a young person is running away and what can be done to help them.
We know that outdoor play is vital for the healthy development of young children. But why? Annie Woods and Cyndy Hawkins explain how outdoor play gives children a chance to experience and learn from risk and help children’s behaviour and concentration and boost their wellbeing.