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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...

Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom

The updated guide to teaching happiness and positive mental health Adrian Bethune is a part-time primary teacher, Deputy Chair of the Well Schools strategic board...

Successful sensory walks

It’s a great way to relax, keep fit and get in touch with nature, writes Jess Wilkinson. Sensory walks can help people with sight and...

We’re building a reading culture

Let's make libraries more accessible, says Alison Tarrant, CEO of the School Library Association. Building an authentic reading culture and an inclusive school library can...

Wellbeing and autism

James Beale on how people with autism experience nature-based exercise (NBEX) Physical activity is good for us. It has physical and psychological benefits. Nature can...

Helping young people to understand their autistic identity

Rebecca Duffus shares some strategies for support. Many autistic people discuss the term 'autistic identification' as affirming and valid, in place of 'diagnosis'. Referring to...

An award for young people with complex needs

Lynda Larke's students get community minded. Here at Langside School in Dorset, we have launched a new award for young people with physical or learning...

The educational & therapeutic impact of a school farm

Nightingale Community Academy is a rural haven in Wandsworth. Andre Bailey reports. Students join us with very different levels of prior education. Many have experienced...

Flex your independence muscle

Nick Liley enthuses about outdoor activity residential experiences for schools and families. Short breaks and holidays can be a lifesaver for many young people with...

How to reduce social anxiety in school

Nadim Saad explains how education professionals can support SEN students with social anxiety. To a greater or lesser degree, we all feel a level of...

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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