Trees, the lungs of the earth in many ways, are often looked to as our life source, but revered children’s poet Kate Williams shares how the humble tree can transform the unlikely writer into the most articulate poet.
Paula Byrne explains her role as Senco at St Charles RC Primary School.
Marius Frank looks at the findings on securing better outcomes for SEND children involved with the Youth Justice System.
“Green is not the warmest colour” – Sue Lyle, explains how to use Philosophy 4 children to deal with jealousy (P4C).
Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.
Rather than just address STEM teaching as discrete subjects, primary and secondary schools would do well embed it within an engineering curriculum focused on the problem-solving orientations of engineers, suggests Bill Lucas.
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
A working definition for every child included might be ‘coming together to ensure every child is included, regardless of background, challenge or need’. This brief article discusses four strands of activity that will facilitate teachers, leaders, parents and carers to come together around the child to ensure inclusion, with the common aim of improving outcomes.
Maureen Hunt examines the quality of the reading ‘diet’ children are getting and how important it is for those children from more disadvantaged backgrounds to have rich reading experiences in school. She explores why solely using a phonic based approach is not enough and gives some top tips for teachers to make the reading experience into a metaphorical banquet for children.
How our approach leads to confidence building in children with SEND.