The SEND Review: How inclusive is your school?
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.
Preventing Exclusions for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Children who have autism often exhibit behaviours that are considered unacceptable in a classroom, leading to higher levels of exclusions within this group. Catriona Moore offers ways for schools to reassess their behaviour policies to make sure they meet the needs for this vulnerable group.
Being Brave with Relationships Education in Primary Settings
Relationships Education will become mandatory in primary school in England from September 2020. Richard Woolley and Sacha Mason look at how to approach teaching the new material with bravery and sensitivity.
Strengthening the Role of Non-Academic Competencies
Children learn so much more from school than academics, so a school in California has decided to harness this reality and deliberately expand their curriculum. Randi Kearney, Katelyn Patterson and Tressa Wyner explain how they are developing self-efficacy skills with their students.
Engaging Youth With Social Action
Ella Cohen shows how providing opportunities for disenchanted youth to find meaning and purpose in their learning is part of a new social action initiative.
Why Your Alternative Provision Programme Needs Updating
Alternative Provision is a way of ensuring that the educational needs of the most vulnerable children are met, but its bad reputation has made it hard for schools to know how to best support students who need it. Jacqueline Daniel outlines recent improvements to the AP programmes and explores some recent recommendations to government.
From Rock-Bottom to Sky-High: Leading with Vision and Compassion
Headteacher Chris Dyson took on one of the toughest schools around—one that no one else would touch. And he found that, like with most children, the students were all capable of doing well, but they needed ways to connect with education that were fun, rewarding and which truly addressed their wellbeing. Once a centre of chaos that had 150 exclusions a year, Parklands Primary School now boasts some of the best maths scores in the country and is oversubscribed because of its great reputation.
Recognising the Diverse Talents of Young People
Equality in education is not about everyone getting the same marks. It is about everyone having access to the same chances providing equal choice, regardless of socio-economic background, learning abilities or talents. While access to universities improves and apprenticeships embed in the system, allowing more people to realise their potential, we should continually question whether […]