Pupils with the most acute special educational needs spend too much time apart from their classmates and teachers, new research from the Institute of Education has shown.
Schools should teach internet safety
Dangers from social media, sexting, online pornography, abuse, and cyber bullying mean that every school in the country needs to teach its pupils about internet safety, campaigners have warned.
Catch-up premium for failing pupils
Schools are to be provided with cash to support children not reaching the expected level in literacy and numeracy when they finish primary school.
Practice File: The SENCo/TA partnership
Tracy Cockayne presents a range of documents and resources to assist SENCos in developing a strong partnership with TAs and making the most of their skills. Includes a TA voice questionnaire, ways for a TA to support inclusion/learning, TA induction checklists, TA observation sheet, and teacher/TA lesson planning sheet.
Time to think
What difference can three seconds worth of ‘wait time’ make when questioning a class of young children? Emma Doody examines the evidence.
Making a note
Many young children struggle with mental arithmetic as they can often find it difficult to remember and apply mathematical methods without writing anything down. Charlotte Facey explains the impact jottings can have on a child’s confidence, understanding and achievement under test conditions.
Analysing the everyday interactions of autistic students
What might you hear if you listened in on an autistic student’s casual conversations and interactions with classmates and teachers? Gareth D Morewood and Devon Drews investigate.
SEN pupils dumped on TAs
Pupils with special education needs are separated from their teachers and peers to their great educational disadvantage, new research has shown. Maisie Gould reports.
Nasen campaigns for ‘Every Teacher’
Schools and ministers should do more to ensure teachers are given the support and skills they need to meet the needs of their students, says Nasen with the launch of their campaign for ‘Every Teacher’.