You are what you eat
A body of evidence linking the impact of diet on mood and behaviour has been growing for many years. Now new scientific evidence from the Mental Health Foundation and Sustain reveals that food can have an immediate and lasting effect upon children’s mental health and behaviour because of the way it affects the structure and function of the brain.
The boy can’t help it
New research highlighted in Newsweek magazine recently points to brain chemistry as the reason why boys are failing at school, and the solution to restoring parity between the sexes could lie in the revival of an old idea: separating the girls from the boys.
Without a prayer
Many secondary schools across England are failing to hold the legally required ‘collec tive act of worship’ each day and only require pupils to attend assemblies once a week.
The truth behind List 99
Recent media hysteria over sex offenders working in schools has only confused the public about how checks are carried out. Jim Sweetman unpicks the facts – and ponders what happens next