Surviving the Stress of Dyslexia
The demands placed on students with dyslexia can be overwhelming, leading to perpetual feelings of failure, high anxiety and low levels of self esteem. Dr Jonathan Beckett shares first-hand accounts and puts forth a call to action.
Capturing the Power of Play
A child’s early education is crucial for later success, but what does that mean? Maureen Hunt shows how play-based learning strategies are developmentally important and transition to formal education should be more gradual.
Numeracy for Children with Special Educational Needs: Part II
In ECJ 6.2 we introduced you to some of the brilliant work being done in Turkey to help students develop numeracy skills. Professor Hakan Sari, Hatice Gokdag, Tugba Pursun and Dr Seyda Sari revisit this topic, highlighting the results of a new study on effective numeracy development in special schools.
Exclusions – The Uncomfortable Truth
Exclusions are increasing in number, meaning that more and more students are unable to work within the current system. Sonia Blandford reports on a programme at Lyng Hall School that is turning circumstances around for students at risk of exclusion, implementing interventions that work.
Improving Outcomes with Intelligent Data Management
Information is more readily available than ever, but managing it all can be majorly problematic. Marc Radley explains how to approach data management and create partnerships that will improve outcomes for schools.
Boosting Access to Reading Resources
Sue Ball and Stella Thebridge of the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians show how public libraries and Schools Library Services can help schools promote a love of reading.
What can schools do to spot and ward off mental health issues? Dr Margot Sunderland shows how teachers are in the perfect position to offer early interventions.
Ambitious Alternatives Changing the Narrative of Disadvantage
Disadvantage and poverty are always correlated with negative educational outcomes, but do they need to be? Dr David Armstrong shows how some innovative programmes are turning that around and creating ambitious alternatives.