By the time students are in Post-16 education, they are well on their path to adulthood. For SEND students, this can be a particularly challenging time as they are forced to navigate increased independence and considerations of work and higher level studies. Lainy Russell of Achieving Further offers simple solutions for teachers supporting students through this important transition time.
Despite legal protections and advanced research on supporting students with sensory impairments, young people with visual and hearing impairment are barely getting by, lagging well behind their peers. Martin McLean and Jude Thompson offer some case studies of students who are beating the odds, showing how simple some of the solutions are and calling for more opportunities for impaired students.
A philosophy-based program called askit is helping students at Central Bedfordshire College learn how to ask questions and reason with problems that don’t have clear answers. Professor James Crabbe and Ali Hadawi explain how this program is transforming aspirations for learners at risk of underachieving.
The social mobility crisis is ongoing and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are suffering the most. Sam Butters explains how the Fair Education Alliance is acting to combat the achievement gap and pursue educational equality for all.
Why is it going wrong for some young people? Lainy Russell believes that maths taken out of context just seems pointless and abstract. Telling them why its relevant in their lives can lead to a big leap in understanding and motivation.