The new Children & Families Act…has the potential to be a revolutionary approach that will drastically improve the support of children with a SEND, but could so easily be an ill-thought out dogs-dinner of an act that supports in a random manner, where little support is forthcoming outside education.
Policies in relation to children experiencing difficulty and/or disability have developed over the last thirty years through a set of exhortations or what we might now call ‘sound bites’ that have arisen from a set of reports, policies and guides. These exhortations tend to take the form of nouns ending in ‘ion’. If you put […]
Spending on the pupil premium is due to rise to £2.5 billion in 2014-15 and it is billed as one of the coalition’s key progressive initiatives. However, effective implementation and informed evaluation of the policy’s impact require clear aims. At present, mixed messages risk compromising this valuable initiative’s success…
Are children with EAL accommodated in the classroom? Is school policy sufficient? Is this our problem?…As teachers we have a duty to provide an education for all of the pupils in our classroom, helping them to overcome any barrier to learning they may face.