This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.
Learning at Risk
In every school there are young people whose learning is at risk. By ‘at risk’ we mean that they may experience overwhelming distractions, interference or blocks to their learning. This may be temporary, for example because they witnessed an accident on the way to school. It may be more long lasting as a result of a more serious event such as the death of a loved one. The risk may arise from ongoing experiences, such as bearing the burdens of being a young carer, and may include those for whom the school has exhausted their possible responses. This chapter is concerned with the school's response to young people's learning being at risk. There is a tension for staff members of ...