Special Education and Inclusive Learning

Category: CPD


An Inclusive Blended Learning Strategy for SEND.

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This post on the design and delivery of an inclusive remote learning strategy for all our children is published in response to the latest Government lockdown. Many schools remain open to vulnerable and critical worker children. However for a significant…

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Research, Relationships and Reality.

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This post will outline the role relationships play in behaviour support, I will also outline some of the research led practices I have used. Before I start I do want to say that I have read studies I do not agree with. I also know that a huge number of studies conducted ON Autistic children/adults focus on strategies intended to normalise social behaviours which is a huge ethical issue. Fortunately I have had the opportunity to listen to and discuss elements of my practice with actually Autistic academics and practitioners. This has greatly shaped my approach and ethos towards behaviour support, I will also admit this has slanted my view of a lot of studies that remove the human element from behaviour and reduce the children to purely objects to study. To this end I fully expect some of the approaches in the post and the presentation to be a bit controversial and I am 100% sure that at least some of them will contravene your school (or center’s) behaviour policy.

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Guest Blog: Developing a CPD model

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Lynn McCann writes this post about developing an effective model for delivering continuing professional development courses. She supports a range of schools and other educational organisations with students with additional needs. Lynn runs a consultancy business, she is definitely concerned…

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CPD: Essentials for effective training

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Training is big business. How big I don’t know despite googling this frantically. I have no answer. The reason for this is because CPD is such a wide term. A school’s training budget can cover a multitude of areas, non…

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Subject Leader Reviews/Observations

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  Subject Leader Reviews – Thoughts on Peer Observation by Joe WhiteMy Wordle on the key points. Can there be anymore sensitive area of a teachers work than that of observations? It has been the bane of teachers lives instilling…

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