Chosen by the Foundation Stage Forum as product of the month SALLEY is both a prevention and intervention programme designed to teach thephonological awareness skills that are fundamental to developing reading and spelling. SALLEY’s primary aim is to enable and enhance the acquisition of literacy skills (i.e. to make it easier for children to learn to read and spell through promoting phonological awareness).
What difference has the Every Child Matters agenda made so far? Christine Hough shares her research findings.
Looked After children can have ten social workers at a time and are often shipped to a new children’s home every year. But a new model being piloted - ‘Social Pedagogy’ – is claimed to give children stability and security. Martin Thomas reports.
There can be many challenges in working effectively with refugee and asylum seeking families, but when those families are at the end of the asylum process, refused asylum and without permission to work or claim benefits, those challenges become far greater. Here, Lisa Nandy explores new ways of working with families in the Midlands, who have been made destitute by the asylum process.
The traditional attitude that says we should hide death from toddlers causes life-long emotional problems, says Liz Koole. She reports on her counselling group for bereaved preschoolers and their parents.
Are primary school breakfast clubs everything they’re cracked up to be? Sue Yardley reports on practitioner research carried out in Kensington and Chelsea.
At the moment, permanent exclusion is a death knell for young people. But the Youth Achievement Foundation in Macclesfield is trying to turn that around with its vocational focus. Eliza Vogel-Sharron reports.
Is it time to change the way we organise children’s care? Michelle Shewring explores the benefits of looking after children in mixed age group environments as a way of accelerating development.
With the growing government emphasis on inclusion, the role of special schools has become marginalised in education policy. Yet for many children, inclusion in the mainstream is a route to failure.