Sue Ball and Stella Thebridge of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians show how public libraries and Schools Library Services can help schools promote a love of reading.
Michelle Doyle Wildman from Parentkind gives her take on achieving a successful transition by focusing on the parents, as well as the child.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.
The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is having at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult. Tony Clifford explains how teachers can use attachment theory to help Looked After Children cope with the stress of their experience.
A lifelong love of reading is important for so many areas of well being, yet many people lack literacy skills, contributing to some of the biggest societal problems. Sue Wilkinson shows how The Reading Agency is bridging the gap for vulnerable children and adults so they develop the skills to access the power, importance, life-changing and life-enhancing impact of reading.
Students who have speech, language and communication needs are not receiving the support they need to achieve their potential. Caroline Wright discusses the results of a new report that shows a decline in educational practices that support verbal communication skills development and highlights what can be done to improve this crucial area for many vulnerable students.
Communicating with parents of disadvantaged children can be an ongoing challenge. Carolyn Kelly, Deputy Head Teacher shares ways to connect.
Sue Clifford, MBE writes the second of two articles exploring how certain areas of the curriculum can be ‘triggers from the past’ for some traumatised children.
What are the consequences of turmoil in a child’s early life and how does it affect their behaviour and learning in school. Sue Clifford digs deeper into the issues and suggests some responses.
Far from being just a repository for books, libraries play an important role in social learning and the health and well-being of children and society as a
, argues Sue Williamson.
Although parents with learning difficulties are usually perfectly able to bring up their children the experiences they can offer are more limited and this can impact on their social, emotional and learning development. Linda Gough suggests the ways schools can help.
Andy Mellor, Head teacher of St Nicholas C of E primary school, Blackpool, looks at Implementing and developing a knowledge based curriculum.
Dr Rebecca Johnson’s work as a child psychologist convinced her that if parents had space to step back and observe their children, and have some structured guidance to help with reflection, it would allow them to dramatically improve their relationships. She devised an online course to do just that, and its having a big impact.
Marius Frank looks at the findings on securing better outcomes for SEND children involved with the Youth Justice System.
Why did a group of Virtual Headteachers of children in care create a charity to research the characteristics of Attachment Aware Setting. Tony Clifford finds out.
There is, sadly, no simple recipe for success in life. But every day we understand more about what the influencing factors are.
Two years into the new SEN and Disabilities system, how do we maintain the changes that are making a difference? A personal view from practitioner Dr Simon Jenner.
Testing boundaries may be a normal part of growing up, but many forms of risk-taking behaviours pose serious dangers to young people’s health and well-being. Simon Legrand reports on a new programme which aims to help teenagers understand and mitigate the risks they face in everyday life.