Taking into account past experiences and focusing on young people as individuals can have a comparable effect to having trained therapists on staff. Sarah Gillette’s trust is taking a trauma informed approach to supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
According to leading analyst, Gartner, £19bn is expected to be spent globally on educational technology by 2019. But will our children be better prepared to succeed in the future? Will they possess the necessary skills to thrive in an even more digitalised world?
What are the human costs of an ‘always connected’ lifestyle, especially for our children? A report by Laurel Felt and Michael Robb examines the latest scientific research about media use, highlighting its possible problematic impacts on youth’s well-being and development and offering suggestions for balanced and thoughtful engagement.
The social mobility crisis is ongoing and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are suffering the most. Sam Butters explains how the Fair Education Alliance is acting to combat the achievement gap and pursue educational equality for all.
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.
Wendy Casson, head of the largest PRU in the UK, describes how trying to understand the root causes of the presenting behavioural problems in emerging younger children has led to a huge drop in school exclusions.
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.
Crispin Andrews reports on the growing recognition of the role sport can play in
improving children’s mental health - if the focus of the activity changes.
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.
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.