Michelle Doyle Wildman from Parentkind gives her take on achieving a successful transition by focusing on the parents, as well as the child.
Georgina Newton calls for an ethos of inclusion and tolerance in our education system.
The parents of disadvantaged children are the most difficult to engage but they must always be the priority! Caroline Kelly explains how the approach the issue in a large primary school in the Midlands.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting - Part 2
Children in stressed environments need resilience and emotional intelligence to deal with issues luckier children don’t have. Jed Sullivan explains how the lauded BBGC uses film, paintings and stories to build their inner strength.
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.
I have seen and been motivated by some great work on social mobility throughout my career and clearly, for some time, an improvement of social mobility has been lagging behind so much public policy.
The new early years system is lacking, regressive and unlikely to deliver. Natalie Perera, Head of Research at the Education Policy Institute, exposes the strategy’s major flaws.
Are we getting Education,
Health and Care Plans right?
Agencies are still failing to act as integrated teams providing coherent plans. Penny Barratt suggests a way forward.