Good Sport, Bad Sport and Children’s Mental Health
Crispin Andrews reports on the growing recognition of the role sport can play in improving children’s mental health - if the focus of the activity changes.
The Blackpool Boys and Girls Club
Children in stressed environments need resilience and emotional intelligence to deal with issues luckier children don’t have. Jed Sullivan explains how the lauded BBGC uses film, paintings and stories to build their inner strength.
Child File: Improving practice through action research
We need to push back against any practice that does not improve the life chances of all children and young people through education. Action research, particularly if carried out collaboratively, can help that process.
Invisible and Vulnerable: Learning-disabled Parents and their Children
Although parents with learning difficulties are usually perfectly able to bring up their children the experiences they can offer are more limited and this can impact on their social, emotional and learning development. Linda Gough suggests the ways schools can help.
Giving pupils the green light! Improving outcomes for all pupils through independent learning
Andy Mellor, Head teacher of St Nicholas C of E primary school, Blackpool, looks at Implementing and developing a knowledge based curriculum.
More than a teacher…
In this second article Sonia Blandford looks at the six things every teacher needs (and needs to do) to ensure they can do the job they love in the way they want.
Numeracy for Children with Special Educational Needs
We know little of the brilliant work going on around the world to support the learning of children with special needs. Here Professor Hakan Sari, along with Hatice Gokdag and Tugba Pursun from Turkey, expain their work on improving these children’s numeracy skills.
Better parent/child relationships can transform well-being at school
Dr Rebecca Johnson’s work as a child psychologist convinced her that if parents had space to step back and observe their children, and have some structured guidance to help with reflection, it would allow them to dramatically improve their relationships. She devised an online course to do just that, and its having a big impact.
Breaking the Generational Cycle of Low Literacy
One in three children leave primary school with a reading level that is below national expectations, with profound consequences for both the child and society. It doesn’t have to be this way, argues Jonathan Douglas.