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.
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,… Continue reading Online Safety & SEN 2: Why is it so important?
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… Continue reading The Wellbeing Curriculum: Bett 2016
This Blog is a follow up to my previous post, my plans and reasoning for the wellbeing Curriculum (My Original Post). In short it was an attempt to give meaning and context to the subjects of PSHE, Citizenship, e-Safety. The subject is timetabled form 11.30 to 3.30 on Mondays with a break for lunch, it… Continue reading Teaching the Wellbeing Curriculum
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.… Continue reading The Wellbeing Curriculum 2015