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Issue 9 Spring 2017
REACH
The CELCIS magazine
Focus on:
Education and attainment of vulnerable children

CELCIS Education Conference: Prof Sue Ellis

Recognising the part we can all play in helping children to build their cultural and social capital

CELCIS Education Conference: Dr Nikki Luke

How we can improve the experience of being at school

The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.

How the Education Forum helps a teacher see the bigger picture

David Woodier talks about the CELCIS Education Forum, and his role in the Inclusion Base at North Lanarkshire Council.

I used to, but ...

Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.

Children's voice can be non verbal, but we should still be listening

Fostering a love of books at an early age

The Dollywood Foundation send free books to all registered looked after children in Scotland and beyond.

Shifting the balance towards prevention

Using data creatively to highlight children's experiences

We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.

Castlehead High School Paired Reading Scheme

Pupils from Castlehead High School in Renfrewshire share their experiences of the paired reading scheme.

Relationships are everything

Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better experience of school.

Being a Corporate Parent - what does it really mean?

Lizzie Morton describes how corporate parenting should work in the classroom.

Just do it!

Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.

Has the term additional support needs simply become another way of saying special educational needs?

The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.

Get stuck in to Get Write In

Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.

How the Education Forum grew and evolved

How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children

Head of a school that doesn’t really exist!

Scotland's only Virtual Head Teacher tells us about her role in Aberdeen City Council