Many children and young people face significant barriers to learning at school, and need one-to-one support for their social and emotional development. This accessible book spotlights how support staff in schools can help children and young people, enabling them to make the most of their education. It examines what schools need to do to make the most effective use of support staff, what makes support services successful, and the barriers that support staff face. It includes examples of good practice and a checklist for effective practice in the provision of support services in schools for children and young people.
Laying the Foundations is the one-stop resource for running sex and relationships education (SRE) in primary schools. Providing step-by-step guidance on implementing SRE using a whole-school approach, it outlines good practice in developing an SRE policy, as well as effective planning, delivery and assessment of SRE education, including guidance and ready-to-use lesson plans. Laying the Foundations adopts an approach to SRE which brings together the biological and social aspects. It focuses on learning about bodies, reproduction and puberty within the context of emotions, relationships, healthy choices and equality. It also provides the background to future work on sexual and reproductive health and so helps to prepare children for adulthood. Key features include: clear advice on SRE policy and delivery case study examples of practice activities to assess knowledge and evaluate teaching approaches tried and tested lesson plans, for KS1 and 2 a range of Key Questions for each year