There are concerns that children's reading skills will be one of the casualties of lockdown but Sal McKeown suggests that children could take a different form of fiction to their heart
Reports are showing show that some children have received virtually full time education while other children have had little or no tuition in Lockdown. Sal McKeown collates the information on the differential access to education, at home and at school, and shows how this is becoming the basis for legal action.
Recognition that social mobility has stalled and is possibly going backwards in some parts of the country, has prompted schemes to get even very young children to lift their aspirations and think bigger!
As the number of people testing positive for coronavirus has risen, governments are taking drastic measures including schools and universities. The implications could be far reaching and long term, finds Sally McKeown
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.
There is a mental health crisis underway in the lives of many young people, which is being made worse by punitive behaviour management models. Dr Asha Patel and Sal McKeown make a case for a more empathetic approach.