Monday, December 4, 2023
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How to Discuss Sensitive Topics at School

We live in a world that is overwhelming for many young people and this can often lead to students asking difficult questions. It is...

Three ways to strengthen your relationship with teaching assistants

Amidst the marking, the planning, and the preparation, I have been known to struggle with planning for my teaching assistant. Especially in light of...
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Inclusion in Schools is Not an Illusion

There has been much debate in recent years over how well inclusion in schools is working, or if it is working at all. Arguments...
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My Life in Learning Support: Working with SEN Children

It’s a Monday morning and the class are reading Macbeth. The students are all sat in rows as one reads out a line. One...
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Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom

DfE statistics have shown that 70% of children with Autism are educated in mainstream schools with the rest in specialist provision. Despite this, NASUWT...
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How to Provide Classroom Support for Students with Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association states that 10% of the population are dyslexic. That’s at least three students in your classroom. Dyslexia can be a...

It’s easy to say easy

Since my first year as a teacher, I’ve been working primarily with small target groups of low ability students, many of whom have special...
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Top Tips for Teaching Assistants

If you’re reading this, you’re probably working as, or thinking about becoming, a teaching assistant. Having worked as a teaching assistant and learning support...
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In the School Garden: The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

A change of scenery can make a big impact on wellbeing, and that goes for schools too. Regularly getting out of the classroom and...
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#SATshambles: The SATs Exam Scandal

Over the last week, hundreds have fled to Twitter in outrage of marking discrepancies in SATs tests under the hashtag #SATsshambles. The exam board,...