Engaging parents in education
Schools deliver the best results for pupils when they actively involve parents in their children’s education. But creating a successful engagement strategy can feel threatening to a school and is always challenging. So how do you do it? Tim Linehan looks at best practice.
Reducing teenage pregnancy
Reducing the rate of teenage pregnancy has been an elusive government goal for many years. But now, it seems that the tide is turning, with some areas achieving spectacular results. Nicola Corrigan outlines how Bradford halved its rates.
Now you’re talking
Addressing children’s speech, language and communication are at the heart of intervening early and supporting children through school. As the SEN reforms come into force next year, Louisa Reeves analyses a programme designed to support schools.
Grooming and exploitation of Asian and Muslim girls
Asian and Muslim girls are safe from sexual exploitation because they are protected by their families and traditions, right? Not according to new and alarming research from the Muslim Women’s Network. Tim Linehan reports.
Handle with Care: Neuroscience and Child Protection
What can neuroscience tell us about child neglect and abuse? Sue White and David Wastell cast a sceptical eye over the debate and warn that policymakers are being too easily seduced by simplistic interpretations of the evidence.
Schools are unruly, pupils unmanageable, behaviour is deteriorating. Or at least that’s what the headlines would lead us to believe. But what do teachers think? Harriet Weaving and Kate Pyle talk through the latest findings.
Blood ties: exploring the relationship between gangs and families
The received wisdom is that young people get fast tracked into gangs after being shunned or neglected at home. But, as Tom Sackville discovered, if you ask young people and the families themselves, they tell a different story...
The summer-born effect
Does being born in the summer months make you more likely to struggle at school? Chris Smith looks at the increasingly powerful evidence for greater help to stop the youngest children in their year from falling behind at school.
Moving into the comfort zone
Relationships are everything to young children, helping them to build confidence, resilience and security. So what do you do when parents struggle to form attachments with their children? Brenda McLackland looks at practice that helps create a comfort zone for relationships to thrive.