Friday, June 5, 2020


Coronavirus/COVID-19 and SEN

Rukhsana Koser explains key implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for parents of children with SEN  School closures and EHC...

Sleep linked to language skills in neurodevelopmental disorders

New research has discovered that Down’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Williams syndrome are all linked to sleep disruption in very young...

Squaring up to teacher shortage

 After years of teachers struggling to find jobs, is a new staffing crisis just around the corner? John Howson investigates


Asperger’s and the route to work

Entering the world of work can seem like a forlorn hope for many young people with SEN, but Naj Modak tells the story of one young man for whom Asperger's has been no barrier to fulfilling his dream




Adjust the job

It’s time to address the cause of the teacher shortage, not just its symptoms, writes Lord Jim Knight

Switching to SEN

Rob Grays talks to a teacher who has made the transition from a mainstream to an SEN setting

Stand out candidates

Hannah McDaid explains what special schools are looking for in teaching staff Every special school is unique and staffing demands can differ greatly from setting...

The right staff

Ian Hartwright provides some useful tips on how schools can attract and keep the best teachers

Focus on: SEN casework officers

Ian Palmer explores the world of the SEN casework officer