inclusion SEND

Giving SEND learners an equal shot at education

Exclusion has become a social justice issue and shows how England’s education system is failing the most vulnerable. This was my message at the SEND policy review organised by Brahm Norwich from Exeter University this week (4.2.19).  I was invited to give evidence on preventing exclusions following my contribution to the Education Select Committee last …

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inclusion Parent Partnership Travellers Uncategorized

Mochadi and McDonald haircuts 

Recently  I attended a conference to learn more about literacy/SEND and EAL. The EMTAS (Ethnic Minority Traveller Achievement Service) secondary conference run by Hampshire LA is a service going from strength to strength. It’s bitter sweet for me coming from Dorset where I witnessed the EMTAS service close down, redundancies paid out and experience and …

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Using whiteboard for explicity praise
#literacy CPD Dyslexia inclusion SEN SEND Specific Learning Difficulties Uncategorized Working Memory

All hail! In the inclusive classroom, the mini whiteboard is queen.

The humble mini whiteboard has been popping up all over the place recently: on my twitter timeline, in conversations with teachers and most recently in research. It’s as if she is poking me in the back, ‘Oi, you forget me, I am undervalued and overused, give me some credit and attention’. OK Ms Mini whiteboard, …

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