Identifying Special Educational Needs In The Early Years
How do we know whether normal individual variation and differing speeds of maturation are masking a special need? Sal McKeown reports on an important new study
The Science Technician Workforce in English Secondary Schools
This report finds that the number of science technicians and the amount of support they provide for secondary school science departments has fallen steadily since 2011/12.
A Brighter Future: the Impact of the DofE on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
The main findings of the research show that as a result of doing their DofE, which is undertaken by 14 to 24-year-olds, participants feel more confident in overcoming difficult situations, more independent and that life is more worthwhile.
Student-Level Equalities Analyses for GCSE and A Level
6,300 GCSE entries, most of them from private schools, may have received “disproportionately overestimated grades”, according to Ofqual.
International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study (IELS): National Report for England
This report looks at factors affecting the development of five-year-old children in England. The analysis shows us where there are development gaps, and identifies which groups of children may need additional support.
Only A Crisis Can Produce Real Change
Headteacher Shonogh Pilgrim misses lockdown and has some bitter-sweet reflections about the return to a less-than-great ‘normal'.
Bridging the ‘Word Gap’ – It Takes A Whole Community To Help A Child
Equipping pupils with the language needed to fully engage both in their lessons and with each other as they move into secondary school is vital for their success. While some may see language and vocabulary as a task for English teachers to tackle alone, in fact it must be a whole community effort, argues Alix Robertson
Lockdown Lessons: Wales – over 9,500 Google Classrooms and over 8,800 Microsoft Class Teams
Bilingual resources and technology across a nation Sal McKeown finds out how Wales has dealt with the lockdown and the digital divide
Lockdown Lessons: North West. School Achieves 90% Pupil Engagement
It was a challenge to keep pupils on task week after week during lockdown. Sal McKeown got some hints and tips from Simon Howe and David Kavanagh at Ashton on Mersey School