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Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have received £500,000 from the Education Endowment Fund to further enhance a study that supports teachers to improve behaviour in their classroom by developing their classroom management technique.
The study will seek to recruit 5,880 pupils in 140 primary schools nationwide. It builds on a previous study of more than 2,000 pupils in 80 schools in Devon, which found that the programme improved child behaviour, concentration and mental health. The research is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) PenCLAHRC. The funding is in addition to £1.85 million from the NIHR Public...Read more
Training teachers to focus their attention on positive conduct, and to avoid jumping to correct minor disruption, may improve child behaviour, concentration and mental health.
Government figures indicate that 10% of children have a mental health condition. The commonest and most persistent mental health condition is severe behaviour problems, and children with “conduct disorder” are at risk of all adult mental health conditions as well as poor educational and social outcomes. Despite the research and guidelines available, there is no specific guidance on how social and emotional well-being should be promoted in primary schools.
The Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools (STARS) study set...Read more
A number of PenCLAHRC-supported projects are currently celebrating funding success.ReTrain
REhabilitation TRAINing (ReTrain) is a stroke rehabilitation project looking to improve the quality of life of long-term stroke survivors. It is an exercise rehabilitation programme that has been developed based on expert guidelines and an approach called ARNI (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury), involving techniques and strategies to help patients readjust to the consequences of their stroke and regain participation in the community. The idea for the research originally came from a stroke survivor and stroke survivors have been heavily involved in the development of the project.
Led by Dr Sarah...Read more