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.
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.
A new approach helps teachers work with students with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Dominic Griffiths and Liz Horobin show how by thinking of these learning differences as part of a neurodiverse system, the human equivalent of biodiversity, the needs of the whole learner can be addressed and solutions that move beyond labelling or identifying problems can be implemented.
Amy Husband is the head teacher of Clifford Bridge Academy. Here she gives a personal view on what it means to be an inclusive school.
Child File - The Graduated Response: making it effective in an early years setting - Part 2
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.
It is widely recognised that vulnerable children struggle to access learning and experience success at school. With interventions purely designed to move them on with learning they often have difficulty engaging and making progress. Perhaps something else is needed?
Blackpool FC Community Trust aims to educate, motivate and inspire people
of all ages to build a better life for themselves and unite communities all
over Blackpool. The Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity to
Blackpool Football Club, which provides a range of flagship programmes that
inspire people from all walks of life to make a positive change.