Category: safegaurding

Blurring the lines: Teacher/student boundaries in SEN.

I have discussed on many occasions the importance of positive relationships when working with young people. I work with vulnerable student groups, mainly autistic young people, and those who communicate and see the world differently. This relationship dynamic can shape their view of adult to adult and adult to child interactions for their entire lives.

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Online Safety & SEN 2: Why is it so important?

This is part 2 of the Online Safety & SEN series. In this blog I will look at why it is so important that our most vulnerable students are supported. What is it that makes students with special educational needs so vulnerable? I am primarily talking about those students with complex needs (ASD, SLD, PMLD,

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The Wellbeing Curriculum: Bett 2016

This is an extract from the presentation I gave at The Bett Exhibition on the 22nd January 2016. Links to the original Wellbeing Curriculum posts: Part 1 Part 2 It is our job to remove barriers to learning, in online safety it is often the curriculum that forms a barrier to meaningful learning. The fact

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The Wellbeing Curriculum 2015

After Attending the Child Internet Summit I was inspired to develop a new curriculum to replace our PHSE and Citizenship curriculums. I wanted to move the focus for online safety away from computing and ensure that whilst it is threaded throughout the curriculum there was an area we could focus on online issues in a cohesive manner.

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