Supporting refugee students in schools: What constitutes inclusive education?

This research summary is part of an online module on refugee education – Chartered College of Teaching members can access this learning for free.   This article summaries the following original research article:  Taylor S and Sidhu R (2012) Supporting refugee students in schools: What constitutes inclusive education? International Journal of Inclusive Education 16(1): 39–56. […]

The role of EAL departments in refugee education

This research review is part of an online module on refugee education – Chartered College of Teaching members can access this learning for free. Introduction English as an additional language (EAL) support is central to ensuring that refugee and asylum-seeking children remain and thrive in education. In addition to supporting their English language and thus […]

How to support students experiencing trauma in your classroom

This research review is based on a chapter that was previously published in Muller and Goldenberg (2022), a report in our ‘Education in Times of Crisis’ series: Müller LM and Goldenberg G (2020) Grief, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. In: Education in times of crisis: The potential implications of school closures for teachers and students. […]

A culture of safeguarding

Martin Baker and Mike Glanville, The Safeguarding Company   Introduction  Safeguarding addresses a school’s fundamental responsibility to protect children from harm, prevent the impairment of their physical and mental health or development and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.   Safeguarding as a practice was formalised in statutory guidance for educators […]

The impact of racism on children’s mental health

Dr Verity Jones, Dr Chris Pawson, Dr Tessa Podpadec, Luci Gorell Barnes, Dr Sarah Whitehouse, Justin Vafadari University of the West of England, Bristol, UK This case study relates to research with 9-11 year olds. The project was funded by the mental health charity, Emerging Minds, and had ethical clearance from the University of the […]

Common causes of anxiety for pupils with autism and how to address them

In the following video case study, Helen Clarke, who runs a consultancy providing autism training to schools and organisations, discusses some common causes of anxiety for pupils with autism and outlines some steps that schools and teachers can take to avoid or address them. The video is divided in to the following sections: Introduction Minimising […]

Effective strategies to reduce bullying in schools

What is bullying? When defining bullying, it is important to distinguish between bullying behaviour and relational conflict. Whilst relationships with peers can be complex and conflict can often occur, the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) defines bullying as behaviour ‘that is intentional, repeated and occurs between individuals, or groups of individuals, between whom there is a distinct […]

Whole-school approach to pre-emptively reduce anxiety by prioritising wellbeing

Cara Carey, Development Lead, Teach First, UK Christopher Terry, Development Lead, Teach First, UK The negative impact of mental health conditions on academic performance is well documented (Agnafors et al, 2021). It is logical therefore to try to address this pre-emptively, ensuring that students are happy and supported at school, rather than only addressing mental […]

Impacts of excessive screen time on children and young people

Impacts of excessive screen time on children and young people John Parkin and Shahina Pardhan, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK   The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented move to emergency remote learning around the world (Hodges et al., 2020), with movement restricted and schools partially closed. This led to increased digital screen time for children […]

What do the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ mean for children from different European countries?

This article summaries the following research article: Maine F, Brummernhenrich B, Chatzianastasi M et al. (2021) Children’s exploration of the concepts of home and belonging: Capturing views from five European countries. International Journal of Educational Research, 110. DOI: .org/10.1016/j.ijer.2021.101876.    Introduction A sense of belonging is an important part of children’s development of self-awareness and […]

Enacting cultural literacy as a dialogic social practice: The role of provisional language in classroom talk

This article summarises the following research article: Cook V, Maine F and Čermáková A (2022) Enacting cultural literacy as a dialogic social practice: the role of provisional language in classroom talk. London Review of Education  20(1) DOI: 10.4324/LRE.20.1.02.   Introduction Provisional language, such as might/maybe/could/perhaps, is vague language that can be used to encourage open […]

Using linguistic ethnography as a tool to analyse dialogic teaching in upper primary classrooms

This article summaries the following research article: Maine F and Čermáková A (2021) Using linguistic ethnography as a tool to analyse dialogic teaching in upper primary classrooms. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction 29: 100500.    Introduction The features and benefits of dialogic teaching are well researched and recognised. Yet we know relatively little about the nuanced […]

How does CPD lead to changes in schools?

Colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University are currently undertaking research funded by the Wellcome Trust to develop a greater understanding of how teacher professional development can lead to sustained change in schools. The aims of this research study are to: identify ‘mechanisms for change’ at policy levels and in school environments that influence implementation of professional […]

Broadmoor Hospital – research on online extremism

In recent years, violence linked to incels (involuntary celibates; an internet-based community who define themselves by their inability to have sexual or romantic relationships despite desiring them) has been of increasing concern and raises questions about links with mental illness. Broadmoor Hospital’s Research Hub recently completed a narrative review on inceldom and mental illness, suggesting that mental […]