For students with severe mobility and physical limitations, active participation in music making can be completely out of reach. However, by harnessing the power of available technology and intelligently applying it to various musical principles, Carrie Lennard is opening a new space for students to express themselves through music.
Georgina Newton calls for an ethos of inclusion and tolerance in our education system.
This joint report from school mental health organisation Minds Ahead and the education and youth think-tank LKMCo, concludes that a scheme modelled on Teach First should be set up in schools to train mental health specialists to work with young people.
Wendy Casson, head of the largest PRU in the UK, describes how trying to understand the root causes of the presenting behavioural problems in emerging younger children has led to a huge drop in school exclusions.
We know little of the brilliant work going on around the world to support the learning of children with special needs. Here Professor Hakan Sari, along with Hatice Gokdag and Tugba Pursun from Turkey, expain their work on improving these children’s numeracy skills.
Paula Byrne explains her role as Senco at St Charles RC Primary School.
Understanding how to support a child to develop emotionally can have a positive impact on academic success as well as self esteem, resilience and levels of happiness. Grasping the idea that a pupil’s emotional age can be very different from their chronological age is the first step to providing this support according to Lucy Barnes, Headteacher at Beech Lodge School in Berkshire.