Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) refers to education and childcare provided in regulated settings from birth to the start of primary school. This POSTnote summarises the evidence on the association between ECEC and children’s development in England and the key factors that affect this.

It also covers the impact of government-funded ECEC places on families and the sector, and stakeholder perspectives on public policy priorities.

Caring for vulnerable children: Put listening at the heart of schools

Fiona Carnie draws on examples from practice at home and abroad to explore the vital role of listening in pandemic recovery, for children, families and staff.

https://blog.optimus-education.com/caring-vulnerable-children-put-listening-heart-schools

 

“Fairness isn’t giving everybody the same – it’s giving everybody what they need.”

This fascinating short article by Fintan O ‘Regan is powerful, moving and full of insight into the needs of students with ADHD.

https://mailchi.mp/d1acd0509824/fairness-isnt-giving-everybody-the-same-its-giving-everybody-what-they-need-3580726

Employability and Students with SEND

This is a topic with few publications to support thinking and practice on what must be a priority for students with Special Needs and Disabilities in their final years of School.
In this excellent new publication from SSAT, Pauline Holbrook, pull together some rich case studies , insights from employers, and routes to accreditation . In particular her commentary on the Gatsby Benchmarks is helpful for showing how students with Special Needs can gain a meaningful careers education .
This publication is available as a free download; (for hard copies contact SSAT)