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When phonics fails

Deborah Salsbury favours a balanced approach to teaching reading, incorporating elements of both phonics and a whole-language approach. "It's not your fault you can't read"...

School anxiety

There is still a long way to go to ensure that mental health is fully supported in schools, writes Julie Whitington. Working in a primary...

Banning phones in England’s schools will not address online safety, say...

Call made for more ambitious legislation to protect children from harmful content on tech platforms Banning mobile phones in England’s schools will not address the...

Assistive technology in Further Education

For learners with SEND, the benefits of assistive technology can be profound and transformational, writes Catherine Manning. In 2018 the Education and Training Foundation (ETF)...

A passion for creating art

Let's offer ALL students the art education experience they deserve, says Rebecca Bromley-Woods. As the UK education system has become increasingly narrow and focused on...

The beauty of disability

Jonathan Harvey waxes philosophical on how an understanding of disabled people’s lives and ambitions can inspire SEN teacher training. In order to work effectively with...

The right setting

Lorna Woolley on finding the right school environment for a child with learning challenges. Parents explore specialist provision for a child or young person for...

CPD for school leaders

Try spending more time together, recommends Nadia Hewstone. I have met many talented and committed senior leaders. I recently worked with a Senco who had...

Tech to stop bullying

Stephen Willoughby speaks from experience. Bullying in any setting is hard to deal with. As someone who is both neurodivergent and left full-time education at...

Aspergers: what you need to know

Elaine Nicholson offers some words of encouragement for the less experienced teacher in a mainstream classroom. Education should be inclusive for all, and If you...

Book Reviews

Teaching Dyslexic Students: Theory and Practice

Lynn Lovell is head of Professional Practice at the British Dyslexia Association. She has completed an MA in Specific Learning Difficulties with a focus...

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