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Issue 4.6

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ECJ 4.6 Contents

What's in this issue?

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ECJ 4.6 Developments and news

Primary sports funding has improved participation in PE; Ofsted to develop better safeguarding guidance for schools; 3,000 primary schools will fail to hit targets, says think tank; and more.

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ECJ 4.6 Reports

Report summaries: How schools can improve social mobility; Behaviour problems among disabled and non-disabled children aged three to seven; Young people, sex and relationships - the new norms

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Where's the harm?

Trolling is a form of online bullying that can devastate young people. But the more you look into it, the more disturbing it gets, with new evidence emerging that some young people are trolling themselves. It this a cry for help, a form of self-harm or a bit of both? Ken Corish investigates.

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A school policy for self-harm

What can schools do when children harm themselves? Alison Williams talks through her experiences of developing a school-wide approach to support pupils.

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Building resilience

How do you promote and maintain emotional health and wellbeing? In the first of two articles, Dr Tina Rae looks at focusing on children who are more vulnerable due to a range of risk factors in their lives.

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Dyspraxia in adolescence

Dyspraxia is one of the most missed and misunderstood of all disorders, yet it affects up to ten per cent of all school children. So what do secondary school staff need to know about the condition? Sally Payne explains.

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Pupil Power

Co-production is in vogue. But can it help disengaged young people to become committed students? Ally Paget from Demos looks at a scheme that is exploring the power of co-production to involve young people in their schools.

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Sexual exploitation of boys

After years of campaigning, child sexual exploitation is now recognised as a serious child protection issue – at least where girls are concerned. When it comes to boys, it’s a completely different story. Ella Cockbain describes new research designed to build a better understanding of boys affected by sexual exploitation.

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Recognising the impact of PE and sport on academic performance

We know that physical activity benefits children. But how, exactly? And is there an evidence base to show that PE can improve school performance? Louise Kinnaird investigates.

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The long road to eradicating poverty

In 1999, Tony Blair pledged to eradicate child poverty by 2020. Since then, there has been the mother of all recessions. Now serious action is needed to prevent children’s education and wellbeing from deteriorating. Graham Whitham from Save the Children crunches the figures and identifies what needs to be done to help children make the most of their lives.

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The Family Drug and Alcohol Court

How do you work with parents with severe alcohol and drug problems while getting the best for their children? Steve Bambrough and Sophie Kershaw report on how the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) have pioneered non-adversarial approaches which have delivered benefits for all.

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The rules of engagement

Why are some pupils more engaged than others at school, and what risks does this pose for school and pupil? In the first of two articles on the subject, Louise Kinnaird examines what factors lie behind the process of disengagement.

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Guidance for staff on self-harm (Sample policy)

A sample policy on self-harm to use and adapt in your own school.

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