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London Festival of Education puts a spotlight on children’s well-being and mental health

Vivian Hill Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge launched the first children’s mental health week on behalf of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. The message was clear, mental health challenges are not a sign of weakness but a normative

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers and teaching assistants

Be careful what you wish for: parents, professionals and the new SEN system

 Rob Webster The long-awaited Children and Families Bill has now achieved Royal Assent, paving the way for new reforms that will overhaul how the needs of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) are assessed and met. In

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

We are partners in discovery with each individual autistic child and their families

Liz Pellicano Educating children diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition is a serious business. Autistic children often face difficulties as they interact with and experience the world around them. Many also have additional challenges with their learning and behaviour and

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology

Worlds apart? How pupils with special needs lead a life away from their teachers and classmates

Rob Webster and Peter Blatchford This week the government’s long-awaited Children and Families Bill was presented to Parliament for its first reading. The Bill – which will prompt the biggest shake up of special educational needs (SEN) in 30 years

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology
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