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ECJ 5.2 Editorial: A new look to Every Child Journal

These are challenging times for SENCos and those working to support the welfare and wellbeing needs of children in our schools. The new look ECJ hopes to help you see the full picture.

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ECJ 5.2 Contents

What's in this issue?

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ECJ 5.2 Newsreel

A rough ride for reception baseline; Professionals to report FGM; Building character - do we know what this means; and more.

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Document Highlights: Schools encouraged to introduce counselling

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced the document, ‘Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the future – Departmental advice for school leaders and counsellors’. Published in March 2015, it aims to help schools improve their counselling service if they already have one or encourages them to introduce one if they haven’t.

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Document Highlights: Mental health and behaviour

With these two subjects constantly in the news at the moment, it’s not surprising that the DfE should be keen to link the two together. We summarise its non-statutory advice clarifying the responsibilities of schools and how to support behaviour related to unmet educational or health needs.

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Document Highlights: Transition to the new 0 to 25 special educational needs and disability system

The document, ‘Transition to the new 0-25 special educational needs and disability system: Departmental advice for local authorities and their partners’ was published in March and is intended to assist local authorities in the continuing implementation of SEN reform.

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Progress in SEN reform

We’re now almost at the end of the summer term and SEN reform should be assimilated into our schools. ECJ looks at what’s happening in the world of SEN.

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Supporting children with parents in the armed forces

One group of vulnerable children are those with parents in the armed forces. Headteacher Lis Carney-Haworth explains how her school help support them.

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Working with forces families

In this section of ‘Taking a closer look’, ECJ examines the advice coming from Ofsted and the DfE in relation to forces children and how their premium money might be spent.

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How small schools are managing the SEN reform

September 2014 saw a period of change for all schools in relation to SEN. For the small school, these changes represented even more of a challenge. Neil Short asked some headteachers of small schools how they were coping.

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An approach to building resilience

How do you cope when you’re having a bad day? One approach to building resilience is helping children to ‘resume normal service’. Dr Coral Harper and Manya McMahon explain.

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Keeping one step ahead in SEN

When it came to SEN reform, West Jesmond Primary School was ahead of the game. When Ofsted inspected the school, they agreed. Ellen Jankowski explains why.

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Safeguarding children with autism

All children need safeguarding, but providing the best care for a child on the autistic spectrum requires a specialist approach. Dr Mitzi Waltz highlights some of the issues particular to children with autism, and what schools can do to successfully manage them.

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Teaching schools - the SENCo's friend

Being a SENCo can be lonely. Teaching Schools are providing one source of support and development. Richard Steward tells us about the role Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools’ Alliance is playing.

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Refugee children's experiences of education in the UK

Schools can become the one place where a refugee child feels secure. They can also be associated with bad experiences in their previous life. Eleanor Brown provides some insight into their experiences and how schools can help.

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Developing your school-based counselling

Good mental and emotional wellbeing is vital if children and young people are to grow into emotionally healthy adults. But what happens when it suffers? Louise Kinnaird looks at the role of school-based counsellors.

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Child File: Behaviour surveys

In order to ensure that you have a clear and accurate view of pupil behaviour, including in relation to low-level disruption, use these surveys to test perceptions among your school community. The surveys allow opportunity for pupils, teachers and parents to voice their views.

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