The Devastating Stagnation of Social Mobility in Britain
The latest report from the Social Mobility Commission shows a complex and disturbing picture, revealing Britain to be one of the least equal and least socially mobile of the developed nations. Commissioner Sammy Wright reports on the state of play.
Why a Tailored Approach is Key to Stress-Free Progress
Charlotte Gater, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning, explores how the right extra-curricular tuition can support the development of students with special needs and help them thrive in all areas of life.
Raising Maths Standards Through Play
How can we motivate students who are behind in maths to up their game? Christine Edge-Sayer shows how a new play-based approach is inspiring excellence in students who were previously struggling.
Countering the Failures of the School System for Autistic Students
There is often a sense that children with complex needs are unable to make progress, but Michael Bogg shows how by addressing students’ individual situations and developing their well-being and self-esteem, real progress is not only possible, but inevitable.
It’s Time for a New Approach to Battling Underachievement
The following child file provides an example of taking a whole school approach to improving outcomes for pupil premium children and others at risk of underachievement. As you read through it, reflect on your own school, your practice and how you could introduce changes to improve outcomes for those at risk of underachievement in your own setting.
Unravelling the Paradoxes of Self-Directed Education
The National Curriculum is not the only way to get an education, and some even think the alternatives are superior. Caitlin Harrison and Brenton Hague explain how Self-Directed Education is allowing their family to pursue an educational path of connection, compassion, creativity and innovation.
Meeting Complex Needs with a Good, Old-Fashioned Cuppa
Tea and toast sessions at King’s Stanley primary provide a nurturing setting for vulnerable children to take a time out from the pressures of the classroom while developing important social and emotional skills. Kerryanne Hollis reports.