David Birch argues that engaging families is crucial in making the most effective use of the Pupil Premium Grant, especially in terms of successful transition and progression through the child’s educational journey.
Many children are affected by alcohol misuse but unfortunately, education and understanding of this issue is given a lower priority in schools than for other substance abuse. Suzanne O’Connell describes the importance of protective factors and the role of the school in supporting these students.
The DfE has updated its document ‘Mental health and behaviour in schools’. In light of the growing concern about mental health, John Viner outlines the importance of this document with accompanying templates to help influence school practice.