Taking Time to Connect with the Home Learning Environment
For effective parent and carer engagement in the home learning environment you need two things: trained Early Years practitioners who are both confident and competent in developing parent/carer partnerships and parents and carers who understand their role and are confident and have the capacity to support their child. Maureen Hunt explains how to support the parents and carers who need it the most.
What do we do about the ‘Word Gap’?
We know it can be tough to enrich the vocabulary of our students, but Stephen Parsons shows that it can be done with sustained effort and by incorporating fun along the way.
Engaging Parents and Capturing Success
Supporting parents and carers to engage in their child’s learning is an important part of providing a rounded education for children. This Child File develops your thinking around parent engagement, and through the reflection at the end, it helps you to consider your current practice in this area and how you could do it better.
The Cost of Caring – Supporting the Mental Health of Staff
Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue are increasing in teachers as many of the children they work with are exposed to traumatic experiences. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown explore how schools can support the mental health of their teachers as a way of benefitting their students.
Liberating Learning in Lithuania – Renkuosi mokyti!
Empowering every pupil to create a better future is the aim of a teaching programme dedicated to bringing change to Lithuania. Roberta Žižien and Coleen Jackson report on its activities.
Reflecting on Your Practice
Professor Sonia Blandford and Dr Catherine Knowles provide some practical guidance on how leaders and teachers can hone their performance.
Retention, Results & Resilience with Growth Mindset
Does your school really cultivate a growth mindset or is it just something that is covered in a workshop and then put on the shelf? Jackie Beere outlines the essential strategies for schools to nurture success in pupils and teaching staff.