Special Needs Teaching and Education

Inclusive teaching, education and leadership

About Me

I am Assistant Head Teacher at a special school in Broadstairs, we support children with a diagnosis of ASD and Communication difficulties.To try and improve the accessibility of my blog I have created an audio narration for some of the more popular posts.

Visit my profile on Pinterest. Please follow me on twitter my handle is @jw_teach

I have tried this year to be more connected and have written a number of pieces, Including a contribution to an article in the Guardian.

as well as two articles for Innovate my School

I have also contributed to the Innovate my school guide 2015/6

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This January I presented a talk about online safety and SEN at  Bett 2016. This was based on the curriculum I designed to teach online safety in a more meaningful context.  Original blog post here.

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In February 2016 I wrote an Article for UKEDMAG about why teaching SEN is so important.

SEN Special Education Article
SEN: An Education for Life Beyond School


Another article was published in April 2016 about Feedback and Marking in SEN.

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Adi Bloom from the TES based an article on this blog post about using the SAS survival guide as a leadership manual, it is behind the paywall at the moment.

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In August 2016 the TES published my article on the contentious issue of restraint in schools. This is an issue that is becoming increasingly important and it is only a matter of time before a UK school faces media scrutiny for it’s practice. We need to talk about this now and in the open.

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In September 2016 I wrote a guest blog for One Goal about the invisible Hurdles (See what I did there?) students face accessing PE.






4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi,
    I am writing on behalf of The Alcohol Education Trust and wonder if you could contact me via email please as we have some resources for pupils with special needs that we would like to make you aware of.
    With best wishes,


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