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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Why Should Schools Be Involved?
Why should schools be involved?

Everyone remembers a good teacher.

‘For almost a dozen years during a formative period of their development children spend almost as much of their waking life at school as at home. Altogether this works out at some 15,000 hours (from the age of five to school leaving) during which schools and teachers may have an impact on the development of the children in their care.’ (Rutter et al., 1979)

Successful schools tend to have pupils who behave well, achieve their potential and are able to develop rewarding relationships with a variety of people. Schools which achieve in one of these areas tend to achieve in all three.

Rutter et al. (1979) found that the levels of achievement between schools ...

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