Especially when working with our more vulnerable learners, child-centred planning is crucial. There is a danger that this can become somewhat tokenistic and a box-ticking exercise. When this happens, child-centred planning loses its power and can sometimes do more harm than good. So I am sharing five principles to help you engage in genuine, child-centred planning that will make a difference to the children you are working with.
Pooky has a PhD in child mental health from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is the author of several books, and is a former chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. She runs Creative Education alongside her husband and Mother-in-Law.