Taking Action for Looked After Children in School

A knowledge exchange programme

Paperback / softback, 100 pages, 234 mm x 156 mm
6 Jan 2017

Price: £12.99

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Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) is a knowledge exchange programme that aims to support the development of practice in schools and to expand the evidence base to ultimately improve outcomes for children in care. Feedback on the first year of PALAC exceeded expectations, with practitioners using their projects to evaluate and adapt their practice.

Now PALAC's leading researchers present a summary of the evidence, supported by numerous case studies, and reflect on its implications. This book will become a teaching resource for all professionals concerned with the education of children in care, such as designated teachers and Virtual School colleagues.

  • Catherine Carroll

    Dr Catherine Carroll is a senior research associate at the UCL Institute of Education.

  • Claire Cameron

    Claire Cameron is Professor of Social Pedagogy at the UCL Institute of Education.

  • Gill Brackenbury

    Gill Brackenbury is Director of SENJIT (Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative on Training), at the UCL Institute of Education.

  • Steve Grundy

    Steve Grundy is the former Director of Widening Participation at the UCL Institute of Education.

  • Vivian Hill

    Vivian Hill is the Programme Director for Doctorate in Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology at the UCL Institute of Education

CONTENTS: 1. Introduction; 2. PALAC: A knowledge exchange partnership between school practitioners and researchers; 3. Supporting emotional development and wellbeing; 4. Strategic approaches to raising and monitoring attainment; 5. Supporting learning; 6. School environment; 7. Effectiveness and deployment of staff; 8. Supporting equality and diversity; 9. Working together with other professionals and carers; Appendix: Self-assessment audit of school practices in relation to Looked After Children; Index