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The Role of the Association in the ‘Big Society’ of 2012

Phil Jones Chair of NAPCE This year it is 30 years since the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education was founded. It was founded to bring together people who shared similar values about the importance of education supporting the personal and social development of learners. In those early days of the Association, Educational professionals […]

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Children with Medical Conditions should be kept in their home-school

Alison Boyd Head of Education Support Team for Medical Absence ESTMA, Hertfordshire until Sept 2011 In an article by Kerra Maddern in the TES 14th October, she comments on the risk of failure of local authorities to be able to fulfil the requirements of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 which extends the duty […]

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The contribution of the tutor

Margaret Roberts At the time of writing children and young people are returning to schools and colleges and students are anticipating the start of the university year. It should be a time of hope and optimism and for many it is. They have the confidence to cope with whatever comes their way and their self […]

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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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