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The Summer of Discontent

Jill Robson I read with interest last month’s web article by Jae Bray entitled “When good teaching and behaviour management strategies are not enough” which recorded a school’s attempts to deal with a minority of students who were badly behaved and disrupting the learning of others. It seemed particularly timely when the last month seems […]

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When good teaching and behaviour management strategies are just not enough

Jae Bray We have all had years when, for whatever reason, a number of the new intake is unusually difficult, do not settle and will need more resources and support than other year groups. But what happens when good teaching, behaviour management and intervention support are just not enough? This is the challenge facing one […]

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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People: Some Reflections from Research

Imagine arriving in the UK having travelled two or three thousand miles without your family. Imagine arriving in Birmingham in the back of a lorry, the doors being flung open and told to run as fast as you could and ‘don’t dare say anything about how you got here’. Imagine being separated from your brother […]

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Minutes of the 2011 Annual General Meeting for website

Held on Saturday 26th March 2011 at the London Institute of Education 1&2. Attendance and apologies 3. Minutes of 2010 AGM were accepted as a true record. Proposed J Bray Seconded M Roberts 4. Matters arising Melissa and Ethel have been looking at the possibilities available to invest £30,000 into a Charity Bond savings Account. […]

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Caring for the carers

Dr Mike Calvert, York St John University In a previous article, I referred to the complexity of describing pastoral care provision at this time. The range of needs, the sophisticated responses that are required and the limited resources (the main one being time) available mean that young people and their needs can be overlooked and […]

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Training School Counsellors: What is the way forward?

Paula Spencer Over the past eleven years, policy makers have developed a number of policies that relate to children’s mental health and well being in school; for example – Promoting Children’s Mental Health within Early Years and school Settings (Department for Education and Employment (DFEE 2001), Every Child Matters (DFES 2003) Children and Adolescent Mental […]

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