The COVID-19 pandemic has added pressure to many families and young people who are already struggling, as evidenced by increased domestic abuse, addiction and mental health help-seeking rates across the globe. As a further example, in the UK, over 420,000 pupils have become eligible for free school meals since the first lockdown on 23 March 2020 (compared to 292,000 for the same period before the pandemic). This indicates a drastic increase in people who are struggling to make ends meet.
Yet instead of looking at the bigger picture of a student’s life, and understanding and supporting the underlying issues causing poor behaviour or performance at school, many schools are still resorting to school exclusions as a standard, rather than last-resort, response. This, despite study after study showing that students from low socio-economic status backgrounds, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those with disabilities, those from complex family circumstances, including living in homes with abusive, addicted or mentally unwell parents, are more likely to be struggling. This, despite a known correlation between school expulsion and prison, something dubbed the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’.
We have reviewed best available international research and listened to teachers, educators, psychologists and other experts as they try tackle the complex issue of how to support students to regulate their emotions, enhance motivation and stay in school. We have compiled our findings into a free 40 page e-book that includes a plethora of tools, latest findings and proven methods for supporting students.
Who is the book for?
This book is aimed at those preparing students in both primary and secondary school for future success. This includes but is not limited to teaching and non-teaching staff, senior school leaders, parents, policymakers as well as external support providers such as psychologists, occupational therapists, home care teams, police etc. It is only when we all work together to provide a net of support that we can prevent students slipping through the net.
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