Pupil welfare

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Is pastoral care damaged beyond repair?

When I did my PGCE Every Child Matters was everywhere. But in the intervening years, much damage has been done to pastoral care and support for children
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Report October 2016

Special delivery: positive and ambitious SEND reforms are being let down by a lack of resources

Administering medication

This factsheet covers your rights in terms of administering medication to pupils/students, and the factors that should be taken into consideration.

YoungMinds says make a noise about bullying this anti-bullying week

Lucie Russell, Director of Campaigns and Media at Young Minds explains what you can do to tackle bullying for Anti-Bullying Week 2015.

Every childhood is worth fighting for

Everyday our ChildLine volunteers are contacted by children desperate for someone to talk to about the growing pressures in their lives. Sadly they often feel they have nowhere else to turn.

Why are so many children so unhappy at school?

The 2015 Good Childhood Report comes to some chilling conclusions. Children in England were found to be among the most unhappy with their school life in the world.

More Than Just a Game?

In my work researching young people’s online behaviours, I often find myself sitting in small classrooms with groups of 10 to 12 children talking about all manner of things related to their online lives. While I have done a lot of research over the last year with older children around sexting, explicit content and the wider influences therein, more recently I have been spending time talking to KS2 and 3 pupils about gaming.

Taking pupils seriously: involving pupils in decisions that matter

Informed by research evidence and member views, this position statement looks at ways to involve pupils in their education and the running of their school, and provides a framework for future work by ATL.