This book provides the busy teacher with all the information they need to make social inclusion a reality within schools.
By demonstrating how teachers and schools must work together to promote the wider welfare of all children, the book focuses particularly on the welfare of children on the margins of society who need the most protection.
It shows how teachers can aim to reduce inequalities and maximise the learning opportunities available for these vulnerable children, whatever their background or social class. The author addresses key issues such as:
- attendance and achievement
- exclusion and behaviour
- safeguarding and child protection
- children at risk of missing education.
By emphasizing the Every Child Matters agenda and the importance of joined-up partnership approaches with other professionals and agencies, this book is essential reading for all practitioners working to support pupils at risk of exclusion.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Acknowledgements 1. Joined-up Services for Children 2. Attending and Achieving 3. Behaviour and Exclusions 4. Safeguarding and Protecting Children
5. Children at Risk of Missing Education 6. Making a Positive Contribution. References and Resources
Ben Whitney has worked in both social care and educational settings promoting the welfare of children, especially those most at risk of social exclusion. He currently works for Wolverhampton City Council and is the author of several publications dealing with school attendance and other welfare matters.
'[Ben Whitney] uses his long experience of working for social inclusion, to give practical advice on attendance, alternatives to exclusion, recognising abuse and all the other areas that schools find challenging. He clearly sees himself as a robust supporter of children who often have very little going for them anywhere else, and his mission here is to convince teachers that they share the same responsibility. He does that very well, with no-nonsense clarity and the authority of hard experience.' - TES online
'[This book] does challenge and motivate the reader and would be an asset for pastoral managers in all schools, especially those new to the role.' - Special
‘It will be a practical resource for teachers in training, non-teaching staff in schools, local authority officers, governors and those from SEN backgrounds taking on wider pastoral roles within schools.’ – Extended Schools Update
‘Liberal use of sub-headings, text boxes and bullet points help to make this book a highly accessible reference and there is a useful list of government publications and websites for further research.’ – Extended Schools Update