ADHD and Me! A family affair.

  ADHD and Me! is a child-friendly book about a neurodevelopmental condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Claire has written it with her daughter Holly who did the illustrations and the book concerns Claire and her son, Jack, both of whom have ADHD. The text is written as ‘we’ and ‘us’ which is refreshing …

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Let’s have a National Inclusion Commissioner (NIC) in the Hoodinerney Model 

It’s staggering that Gove could asset strip Local Authorities (LAs), give anyone with a heartbeat responsibility for running schools and take out the middle tier leaving accountability only between individual schools and central government. When he realised this, which most of us had known from the outset, the Department for Education (DFE) brought in school …

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Exclusionary practice

Being shocked keeps us human.

What appals us initially can become normalised over time if we are exposed enough and our leaders show no reaction. This is especially true when there is motive attached to a mission such as improving life chances for the disadvantaged. Phrases such as ‘kill with kindness’, ‘tough love’ and ‘it’s for your own good’ purport …

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