The more effectively schools communicate with parents, the better off pupils will be. Parental engagement expert and author Dr Kathy Weston highlights the ways in which schools’ engagement with parents impacts learning outcomes for students.
A number of year 10 students attended SSAT’s National Conference at ICC, Birmingham in December. Here are some of the evaluations from students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, collated by their teacher Laura Murphy
Carole Spiers outlines the many stressors facing young people and suggests some ways teachers and school leaders can help them cope.
Carley Sefton, CEO of Learning through Landscapes, explains why she wants schools to swap their desks for the outdoors on Thursday 1 November writes.
Emily Robinson, Y7 head, Simon Balle All-through School, describes the outcomes of their efforts to give students, parents and teachers a positive start to the secondary phase.
Emily Robinson, year 7 leader, Simon Balle All-Through School, describes their approach to liaison with SLT, parents, year 7 tutor team, students and other schools.
Will Wood, project manager at SSAT, writes about boosting students’ aspirations.
We have found that rewards for good behaviour work better than threats and punishments for bad, writes Claire Chambers, Bulwell Academy.
Danny Bullock, Assistant Principal for Inclusion at Leeds West Academy, describes the impact of their additional needs team system.
Daniel Jarrett, Safeguarding Manager, education charity School-Home Support (SHS), highlights some of the challenges white working-class children face and outlines what schools can do to improve their outcomes and aspirations.