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Misdiagnosis of SEND diverting support away from children with genuine needs

Charley Walker, News Editor (24-Feb-17)

Pressure from parents is resulting in misdiagnoses of special education needs and disabilities while children with genuine problems are overlooked, new research has revealed. More than half of teachers believe.....

Nurseries warned to look out for excessive clinginess as part of proposed new guidelines to help spot abuse

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Feb-17)

New guidelines are being drawn up to help nursery practitioners, teachers and social workers spot warning signs of abuse or neglect and put in interventions to stop it. The advice from NICE (National Institute.....

FGM play will help nurseries and children's centres tackle female genital mutilation

Sue Learner, Editor (20-Feb-17)

An interactive play, Bloodlines, is travelling around the country as part of an FGM training day for staff from nurseries, children's centres and schools. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure carried.....

Author and illustrator Nick Sharratt urges dads to spend more time reading with their children

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (15-Feb-17)

Award-winning illustrator and author Nick Sharratt is backing a new reading campaign to encourage more parents, particularly dads, to read with their children. ‘Read Manchester’ has been launched by The National.....

'Outstanding' nurseries have 'tiny effect' on children's attainment

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (14-Feb-17)

Attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating has a limited impact on a child’s educational achievement, according to new research. The report titled 'Nursery Quality:.....

NICE urges GPs to assess mental health of all pregnant and postnatal women

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (13-Feb-17)

Pregnant women and new mothers should be given more support and guidance surrounding their mental health, according to a new report by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE is.....

Think tank urges Government to abolish funded childcare and target disadvantaged families

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (07-Feb-17)

A report by think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for the universal free childcare entitlement to be abolished and for 'costly regulations' to be scrapped to make childcare more affordable. The.....

Education Secretary visits Arsenal football club to launch reading and football partnership

Charley Walker, News Editor (02-Feb-17)

The Education Secretary Justine Greening visited Arsenal football club to listen to children read, celebrating their achievements and marking the launch of a literacy partnership. The joint literacy initiative.....