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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Statutory Guidance for schools and colleges from 1st September 2021 What has changed? The latest version of KCSIE was published on 6th July. It is currently for information only and will not come into force until 1st September 2021. There are some significant new training implications especially in regard to sexual violence, sexual abuse and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. There is a list of substantive changes …

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What has been the impact of COVID-19 on children with SEND? What do we know so far?

SEND, Children, COVID-19

Over the last year there has been a number of reports highlighting the impact that the pandemic and school closures have had on children and young people with SEND. Many of these have been based on small sample surveys covering a short span of time. We will not know the full impact until much larger surveys are carried out looking at a much longer period of time once we are …

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Maintaining your school website

On the 12th November the DfE updated two statutory guidance documents – What maintained schools must publish on line and what academies and free schools must publish on line. There are some new additions plus a number of significant amendments. Your school website is a really important asset for your school. It informs the wider school community of all the wonderful things that are happening on a day-to-day basis. During …

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The TTS “Calming Cat”

Lorraine has recently had an article published in collaboration with TTS, where she reflects on what children have experienced during lockdown, how this might affect their return to school and what teachers can do to support them. Lorraine uses TTS’ “Calming Cat” as an example of new strategies which can support children and their different needs at this challenging time. Read more Here

The value of high quality CPD

I am very aware that the first priority for all school staff is to look after their health and wellbeing and to ensure that their students are also safe and well.  In addition to this teachers have embraced technology to teach, support and monitor daily lessons and activities to try and keep teaching and learning as effective as possible during these challenging times. We have been given some indication about …

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Assessment arrangements for pupils working below expected standard at the end of KS1 and KS2 – 2020 Update

The Standards and Curriculum Agency have now published all the key documents you will need to support both teacher assessment and statutory assessment in 2020. Pupils who are working below expected standard at the end of KS1 and KS2 are referred to in many of these documents. In this blog I have tried to capture the key messages to enable schools to support this group of pupils in the most …

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