School Management

How to encourage vulnerable children to engage in education

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Finding a suitable solution for vulnerable children can be a difficult route to navigate on some occasions. Certain barriers can prevent them from engaging with their education, but what if there were strategies or methods you could implement to help foster a positive learning environment and drive engagement?

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Home education support success

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Providing education support for children who struggle to attend school or have complex challenges can be difficult to navigate. However, there are suitable solutions out there that can assist with home education and implementing the right support for children. 

EDClass had the privilege of speaking with the head of therapy and business development from Bibic, Chelsey Oxley to discuss why they have recommended the provider to parents who require an effective home education solution. Relating to Bibic’s services, Chelsey said: 

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5 ways to support a child involved in county lines

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Safeguarding children should be of paramount importance, but spotting the signs of why a child might be in danger of being involved in county lines can be tricky.

In this blog, we’ll explore what county lines are, the dangers and what you can do to effectively support your students who desperately need support.

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How to build effective relationships with students

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Building meaningful relationships can play a fundamental role in ensuring a student feels more confident in their academic ability and well-being. We must find common ground with students, parents and families so everyone involved can have better experiences in education.

How can we achieve this? In this blog, we’ll delve into strategies you can look at implementing to build effective relationships with your students.

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A way to support pathological demand avoidance (PDA)

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Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) describes the notion of children’s reluctance to complete a task or attend school. PDA is prevalent with autistic children or those who are very pressure-sensitive or anxious.

Children with PDA may find it difficult to undertake a task, not because they do not want to, but because they find the demand overwhelming. How can we support these children and what strategies can we implement to overcome these challenges?

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5 ways you can improve safeguarding

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Safeguarding students should be paramount within the education system. As stated in KCSIE 2023, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Robust and stringent measures need to be implemented to ensure everyone involved in a school environment is protected and secured.

Jonathan Keay, Senior HMI stated:

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What to do if you are worried about your students

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Caring for your students will come naturally as a teacher and you will only want the best for them and their educational experience. But, you also want to ensure that their home life is also steady so that they are safe and secure when they are not in school.

Everyone has the responsibility to safeguard a child and accommodate their needs. If you are worried about your students, for whatever reason, then you must find the core root as to why they might be behaving in a certain way or why they are absent on specific occasions.

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3 ways to create a positive classroom environment for reintegration

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Students who experience barriers to their learning may sometimes find it difficult to engage with their education, subsequently resulting in loss of learning.

It’s important that students feel welcomed, be able to voice their opinions and flaunt their creativity whenever possible. By encouraging this and creating a positive classroom environment, students will feel more inclined to attend school and engage properly with their education. The school inspection handbook states:

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