Child File: Behaviour surveys
In order to ensure that you have a clear and accurate view of pupil behaviour, including in relation to low-level disruption, use these surveys to test perceptions among your school community. The surveys allow opportunity for pupils, teachers and parents to voice their views.
Developing your school-based counselling
Good mental and emotional wellbeing is vital if children and young people are to grow into emotionally healthy adults. But what happens when it suffers? Louise Kinnaird looks at the role of school-based counsellors.
Refugee children’s experiences of education in the UK
Schools can become the one place where a refugee child feels secure. They can also be associated with bad experiences in their previous life. Eleanor Brown provides some insight into their experiences and how schools can help.
Teaching schools – the SENCo’s friend
Being a SENCo can be lonely. Teaching Schools are providing one source of support and development. Richard Steward tells us about the role Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance is playing.
Safeguarding children with autism
All children need safeguarding, but providing the best care for a child on the autistic spectrum requires a specialist approach. Dr Mitzi Waltz highlights some of the issues particular to children with autism, and what schools can do to successfully manage them.
Keeping one step ahead in SEN
When it came to SEN reform, West Jesmond Primary School was ahead of the game. When Ofsted inspected the school, they agreed. Ellen Jankowski explains why.
An approach to building resilience
How do you cope when you’re having a bad day? One approach to building resilience is helping children to ‘resume normal service’. Dr Coral Harper and Manya McMahon explain.
How small schools are managing the SEN reform
September 2014 saw a period of change for all schools in relation to SEN. For the small school, these changes represented even more of a challenge. Neil Short asked some headteachers of small schools how they were coping.
Working with forces families
In this section of ‘Taking a closer look’, ECJ examines the advice coming from Ofsted and the DfE in relation to forces children and how their premium money might be spent.