These are the papers from this issue of Educational and Child Psychology on ‘In-school Relationships and their Outcomes’:

Guest Editorial

Pre-school peer play: The beginnings of social competence

Do nurture groups improve the social, emotional and behavioural functioning of at risk children?

Evaluating the impact of Rtime: An intervention for schools that aims to develop relationships, raise enjoyment and reduce bullying

Putting the Circle back into Circle of Friends: A grounded theory study

Using positive relationships to engage the disengaged: An educational psychologist initiated project involving professional sports input to a Pupil Referral Unit

Supporting positive pupil relationships: Research to practice

Relational matters: A review of the impact of school experience on mental health in early adolescence

Relationship influences on students’ academic achievement, psychological health and well-being at school

Staff experiences of managing bullying in secondary schools: The importance of internal and external relationships in facilitating intervention

Emotional connections: An exploration of the relational dynamics between staff and students in schools

Social and emotional learning: Reporting a system approach to developing relationships, nurturing well-being and invigorating learning

Content and context for learning relationships: A cohesive framework for individual and whole school development