Keeping uniform in perspective


At the start of each new term, we hear of schools enforcing stricter uniform policies. Some are even sending their pupils home to change. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell considers the implications for the attendance officer of the school’s uniform policy.

Helping children overcome school refusal


When a child becomes reluctant to attend school, but there is no clear reason, such as bullying or struggling with academic pressures, it can be difficult to know how best to help. In this article, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith provides practical advice about what schools can do.

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