SEN126 : September/October 2023

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Read SEN Magazine SEN126 : Sept/Oct 2023 here

I’m a big fan of September, with a touch of autumn in the air and a sense of fresh starts and renewed energy. I live in a small village and in September, parents and children literally skip down the hill to the primary school, while those going to secondary school trudge in the opposite direction, laden with backpacks and clutching their mobiles.

Over the summer, the team here has been working away to bring together lots of super articles and features to update and inform you about what’s going on in the world of SEND, so I hope you enjoy this issue.

We regularly feature dyslexia and in this issue on page 76, Kai Holmström shares insights into how comic books can support learning and how the founder was inspired to found a company producing educational comics for the KS2 school curriculum, based on his own experience of growing up with dyslexia.

Lorna Woolley’s article on page 55 is based on her personal and professional experience of making the right decisions when looking into choosing the right school for children with SEND. Clearly PSHE is one area that needs taking into consideration and Angela Milliken-Tull highlights the importance of PSHE for older students with learning differences on page 92.

Important issues are raised by Ruth Golding’s article on page 10, as she expresses her views on the need for more teachers from all backgrounds in the classroom and for staff in schools to feel safe and comfortable to share their disability status. Ruth has recently achieved Chartered Teacher status in leadership and is now part of the Chartered College Assessment Board, with the aim of improving access to learning for disabled teachers and leaders.

Turn to page 60 onwards to find out more about the TES SEN Show, which I am sure will be amazing as always and on page 88 there’s a preview of Kidz to Adultz North, so pop these in your diary now!

As always, many thanks to all our contributors and advertisers, we really value working in partnership with you as the publication goes from strength to strength.

We are going to be sharing a questionnaire with you to find out more about what you would like to see in the magazine next year as, who knows, we might be missing out on a topic that’s inspiring or frustrating you? When you get a second, please have a think about this.

Do get in touch, we’re a friendly team!

Mary

Click here to read SEN Magazine SEN126 online

Communication aids, Dyspraxia, Kidz to Adultz North, Disabled teachers, Adoption, Signing, Choosing the right school, Dyslexia, Self-determination theory, PSHE & RSHE, Executive Function coaching, Neurodivergence, Bouldering, News, Book reviews, What’s New, CPD & Events, Resources and more

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