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Exclusion and mental health difficulties: unravelling cause and effect and seeking answers in classroom practice

Amelia Roberts.  We are in an ‘exclusions’ crisis.With a rise in exclusions for three years running, we now have 40 children per day being permanently excluded across the UK. There is a clear link between exclusions and subsequent mental health difficulties.

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers and teaching assistants

Supply and demand: Looking to the past to meet the inclusive challenge ahead

Rob Webster. It’s no secret pupil numbers are rising. By 2023, secondary mainstream schools will need to have found the space for an additional 376,000 young people. If current prevalence is any indication, we can expect at least 45,300 of

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology

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
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