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Streaming video

Title Primary
Published [London] : Teachers TV/UK Dept. of Education, 2006


Description 1 online resource (31 min.)
Series Education in video
Looked after children
Summary The difficulties facing looked after children in keeping up with their peers educational attainment are well known. The ECM agenda has prioritised a transformation of this under-performance and this programme considers how one primary, Brackenhill Primary School in Bradford, tackles the challenges involved. The programme focuses on two sisters who have had a deeply troubled and unsettled upbringing. One of the girls was unwilling to speak on admission to the school and both had moved home many times. Teachers and support staff explain how their strategies almost always begin not in the classroom but in areas which are designed to increase the child's feelings of security and emotional well-being. The programme shows how encouraging friendship networks and increasing self-esteem can lead not only to a happier child but one who is much more willing to learn. The programme also looks at how support staff concentrate on providing one-to-one support for underperforming looked after children
Looked after children consistently fail to perform in school and the Every Child Matters agenda has identified raising their attainment levels as a priority. This programme looks at some of the initiatives being pioneered by Hanson School in Bradford, West Yorkshire, to improve the educational performance of looked after children. Central to the school's approach is a continuing dialogue with the pupils. The programme follows one such pupil, Adam, as the barriers to an improved educational performance are identified and, hopefully, removed. Teachers, senior leadership and support staff talk about the strategies they can deploy to improve Adam's attendance and motivation, focusing on his inability, for instance, to attend Business Studies lessons. We see how an electronic Personal Education Plan or E-PEP can include the pupil voice, allowing pupils to express themselves away from school and in one to one sessions where they may feel constrained to speak
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012)
This edition in English
Subject Children -- Institutional care -- Great Britain
Children -- Institutional care -- Education -- Great Britain
At-risk youth -- Education
Educational attainment -- Great Britain
Children -- Institutional care.
Educational attainment.
At-risk youth -- Education.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Instructional television programs.
Instructional television programs.
Émissions pédagogiques télévisées.
Form Streaming video
Author Real Life Productions.
Other Titles Secondary