Guidance for staff on self-harm (Sample policy)
A sample policy on self-harm to use and adapt in your own school.
The rules of engagement
Why are some pupils more engaged than others at school, and what risks does this pose for school and pupil? In the first of two articles on the subject, Louise Kinnaird examines what factors lie behind the process of disengagement.
The Family Drug and Alcohol Court
How do you work with parents with severe alcohol and drug problems while getting the best for their children? Steve Bambrough and Sophie Kershaw report on how the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) have pioneered non-adversarial approaches which have delivered benefits for all.
The long road to eradicating poverty
In 1999, Tony Blair pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020. Since then, there has been the mother of all recessions. Now serious action is needed to prevent children’s education and wellbeing from deteriorating. Graham Whitham from Save the Children crunches the figures and identifies what needs to be done to help children make the most of their lives.
Recognising the impact of PE and sport on academic performance
We know that physical activity benefits children. But how, exactly? And is there an evidence base to show that PE can improve school performance? Louise Kinnaird investigates.
Sexual exploitation of boys
After years of campaigning, child sexual exploitation is now recognised as a serious child protection issue – at least where girls are concerned. When it comes to boys, it’s a completely different story. Ella Cockbain describes new research designed to build a better understanding of boys affected by sexual exploitation.
Co-production is in vogue. But can it help disengaged young people to become committed students? Ally Paget from Demos looks at a scheme that is exploring the power of co-production to involve young people in their schools.
Dyspraxia in adolescence
Dyspraxia is one of the most missed and misunderstood of all disorders, yet it affects up to ten per cent of all school children. So what do secondary school staff need to know about the condition? Sally Payne explains.
How do you promote and maintain emotional health and wellbeing? In the first of two articles, Dr Tina Rae looks at focusing on children who are more vulnerable due to a range of risk factors in their lives.