Special Education and Inclusive Learning

Category: leadership

Imposter Syndrome in Education

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Imposter syndrome is a really common issue for people in education. I started this website as a reflective blog whilst completing the NPQML leadership course, since then it has evolved into a special education teaching resources and ideas website. Over…

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The SEND Manifesto #SENexchange

The #SENExchange SEND Manifesto This document captures the discussion between, parents, carers, educators and people with SEND about the state of special education in Britain in 2019 and the messages they want to send to politicians. We asked 6 questions…

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The Quality of Teaching: Ofsted Framework 2019

Thoughts on the 2019 Ofsted Framework Relating to Curriculum. These are my thoughts on how the 2019 ofsted framework may affect your school and some ideas that may help to formulate your response. 167. The Rounded Quality of Education The…

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NPQSL: Final Project

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I want to share my project. Examples online are few and far between. I have had to redact some parts and evidence for obvious reasons and being an SEN provision my focus is unlikely to be the same but I hope the content and style should give you some pointers. All I ask is that you take the time to share Inclusiveteach.com with your colleagues.

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The Mental Health crisis facing our most vulnerable children.

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There are many many children out there who are crying out for help. There are many dedicated, enthusiastic, creative and compassionate people who are desperate to help. These people need help, we are increasingly facing highly complex issues that very few educational professionals are equipped to deal with. I am writing this as a teacher but I know there are CAMHS workers, social workers and support staff throughout the country who are feeling like this.

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Creating an inclusive recruitment process.

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If you have a recruitment crisis in your sector you work to encourage people to join that industry not make excuses for why the barriers exist.

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Recruitment: 100 SLT/Headteacher Interview Questions.

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These are purely a bank of questions you might face in interviews for leadership positions in schools and colleges. You may also like to use them if you are about to interview. Good luck!

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NPQSL: Sinking Swimming & Surfing

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Evaluating Your Education Leadership Success I have based this post on a task for my NPQSL – You can see my final submission here. This terminology comes from a study of a commercial company by Binney, Wilke & Williams in…

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NPQML: Final Reflection.

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After about a year I have completed my NPQML. This course is intended for those in middle leadership roles to develop areas of their practice Known as competencies. This was not an easy task but I wished I had undertaken…

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10 Game Of Thrones Quotes For Teachers

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There are some excellent lessons us educators can take  from George RR Martin’s epic tale of the fight for the throne of Westeros. Friendship, struggle against adversary, loyalty to name just a few. Here are a selection of quotes that…

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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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Get Off the Negativity Bandwagon!

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Positivity in the staffroom Negativity in schools in commonplace. I think it is incredibly important to be positive about the work you do. If you work with children then it is vital. However the school ecosystem is a complex organism,…

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Teachers: The Real Motivational Speakers.

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Inspiration is all around you. To be inspirational is a resource some people harness to make a living out of. There are schools full of people at this very moment who are giving inspirational speeches, to classes, to individuals. There are…

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Equality and Diversity in implementation of Staff training.

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This is a presentation I wrote as part of my certification as a PBS instructor. I am now a Principal Instructor for our area in Positive Behaviour Support.I must stress I would never use such wordy Powerpoints in any lesson…

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Creating a Positive School Ethos

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Education can be is a very stressful industry to work in. However for the many teachers who would not consider working anywhere else there are ways to make the job much less stressful. In my opinion the ethos and atmosphere…

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School Leaders Discussing Inclusion #SLTchat

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I am a great fan of #SLTchat. I applied to host and was, much to my surprise, accepted. Now things got real. For those who don’t know #SLTchat is a chat for senior school leaders or aspiring senior leaders. Recognised…

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Leading Through Trust: NPQML

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Leading Through Trust. A Reflection fROM my NPQML Clearly trust is a hugely important element in the atmosphere of a school ecosystem. Given the level of vulnerability of our students the organic trust (Bryk and Schneider (2002)) within the school…

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NPQML: Reflection on my Leadership Journey 1

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This post is my reflections for my NPQML School improvement unit. In it I have tried to be honest about the struggles I faced early on my leadership journey. A journey that probably started without a map, direction, or appropriate…

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NPQML: Reflecting on Effective communication – Meetings

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This is a video that I could have used before being a middle leader. The key point isreflecting on what and how you want an audience to hear something, what are the key words and ideas they must buy into…

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NPQML: Leaders vs Managers

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As part of my NPQML we had to complete the age old difference between leadership vs management task. These are my thoughts.  The leaders project video we watched states that Manager is not seen as an aspirational job for those…

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