Month: May 2018

Not Fine in School have published their survey results…

For anyone interested in understanding or supporting children who struggle to attend school ... the highlights are below and a link to the full document can be found there too.   via School Attendance Survey Results

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Navigating the end of year: will children be intentionally​ excluded from school trips?  Can more be done to prevent common difficulties?

Navigating the end of year: will children be intentionally​ excluded from school trips? Can more be done to prevent common difficulties?

So, it is soon school trip season. It is a few years since I was introduced to 'groups' in social media and one thing I have noticed each year is a pattern whereby small children who were looking forward to their school trip are removed at the last minute.  The accounts that distraught parents write … Continue reading Navigating the end of year: will children be intentionally​ excluded from school trips? Can more be done to prevent common difficulties?

When ‘school’ ‘gets it right’, what does it look like?

When ‘school’ ‘gets it right’, what does it look like?

... and how does it feel? Well, it feels effortless, though you know that hard work is being relentlessly applied, and it looks easy, though the skills of the staff are clearly evident.  It also feels respectful, objective and there seems to be no interest in blame, gossip or drama.  The business of the day starts … Continue reading When ‘school’ ‘gets it right’, what does it look like?