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School exclusion and its implications

The disproportionate exclusion of pupils with SEND is unacceptable, write Qaisar Sheikh and Richard Oldershaw. According to recent DfE figures, pupils with SEND account for...

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)...

Inclusive tennis

Abbie Probert wants to get more adults and children with SEND on court and playing tennis. The benefits of participating in regular physical activity are...

Playgrounds inspired by nature

Incorporating nature into school playgrounds offers a multitude of benefits for children's physical, mental, and emotional development, writes Alexandra Cook. In an age dominated by...

Augmenting lives

Liz Downes explains how a national charity is supporting the provision of special equipment and aids for living. Helping people to see the person, not...

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...

Musical exploration

Rima Jakubauskas and Laura Pearce introduce us to music therapy. Music therapy has been a profession in the UK since the 1960s, and it's related...

A personal sense of winning

Mike Dale on the Outstanding Achievement Awards. The pandemic had a catastrophic impact on activity levels. This hit pupils with SEND hardest, as they already...

Autism: early intervention

Will the English SEND reforms improve early intervention for children with autism? By Danae Leaman-Hill. The early years of any child's life are of vital...

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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