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Should prison officers be recruited to support behaviour in schools?

Amelia Roberts. Last month The TES revealed that prison officers are being sought by recruitment agency Principal Resourcing to deal with ‘behaviour issues and disruptions’ in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Wakefield. The image this conjures up is rather unfortunate, and

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Children’s mental health and well-being – a truly trickle down issue

IOE Events. Our first What if…? debate of 2018/19 addressed the provocation What if… we wanted our kids to be happier? We were delighted to be joined by panellists Caroline Hounsell of Mental Health First Aid England; Praveetha Patalay of UCL; Patrick Johnston of

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Posted in Education policy, IOE debates, Social sciences and social policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Why haven’t we progressed further on supporting children’s speech and language needs?

Amelia Roberts. Ten years on from the Bercow Review (2008) and we are still hearing that it is a ‘scandal’ that children are even now starting school with impoverished language skills. Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, spoke this week at

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Posted in Education policy, Language and literacy, Special educational needs and psychology

Education neuroscience: giving teachers smarter information – not just tomorrow but today

Michael Thomas. I could perhaps have been forgiven for viewing with some trepidation the invitation to address a gathering of artificial intelligence researchers at this week’s London Festival of Learning. At their last conference, they told me, they’d discussed my

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Posted in ICT in education, Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Needs or rights? Revisiting the legacy of the Warnock report on SEND

IOE Events. Competing against a balmy evening outside, we were delighted to welcome so many people to our debate this week on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and, specifically, the legacy of the 1978 Report of the Committee of

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Posted in accountability and inspection, curriculum & assessment, Education policy, IOE debates, Special educational needs and psychology
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