Born Too Early

Born too early; a Father’s journey with his prematurely born son.

Ross McGill of Teacher Toolkit has a really high profile in the world of Education. The Guardian dubbed him “Britain’s most influential teaching expert”

But he is also the father of a little boy born at 28 weeks  gestation. His blogs give some valuable insights.
https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/?s=Barry+Carpenter

It is always worth reminding ourselves that there are between 2 – 4 children born prematurely in every Primary classroom ; (many more in Special Schools).Is that your classroom

And please remember it is not just about the child; we need to acknowledge the ‘premature arrival of parenthood’, and all of the pain, anguish and anxiety they experience.

To you the parent may be unduly concerned and overbearing about their, but in reality the trauma of those birth experiences have never left them. They are a ‘confident champion’ for their child,

Barry Carpenter,
March 2020.

Launch of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People

The Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People is now officially launched.

This is a combined launch with the updated Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability.

The link to the download page for both frameworks is here: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/learningdisabilityandautismframeworks

The importance of sensory play

If there’s one thing in common about young children, it’s their ability to make a mess! Children learn best through direct experiences – exploring the world around them with their whole being. They stare, grab, smell, listen, rub, or lick unfamiliar objects, using all their senses to collect data that will be wired permanently into their memory.
If a child’s environment is too sterile or limited, they are deprived of this rich learning. What can parents and teachers do to offer diverse sensory experiences without becoming completely overwhelmed by the inevitable mess? Read this.

‘Leading Learning 4 All’

This is a new Australian website to support inclusion of students with special needs and disabilities in all settings .

It has some useful information for UK teachers too!

Link below: *updated

www.leadinglearning4all.edu.au

 

Conferences to discuss the implications of the Rochford Review

  • Chadsgrove Teaching School, Bromsgrove, W.Midlands; 31st January 2017
  • Brookfields School Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading; 6th January 2017

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Chadsgrove Teaching School, Bromsgrove, W.Midlands; 31st January 2017
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Brookfields School Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading; 6th January 2017

Understanding, Emotions and Books Beyond Words: A neuroscience perspective

These companion articles from the SEND journal , written by Barry Carpenter, Jo Egerton and Stas’ Samagala, are relevant to schools and settings in this time of evolving educational approaches and interventions to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional well being. As the title suggests current thinking for neuroscience is applied to the rich range of narrative based resources in the ‘Beyond Words’ series of books and on line materials.

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Understanding, Emotions and Books Beyond Words: A Neuroscience Perspective - Page 12 SEND Magazine

Understanding, Emotions and Books Beyond Words: A Neuroscience Perspective - Page 20 SEND Magazine 2016

 

Developing Baseline Assessment for children with Complex Needs

Below is an article produced by Karam Bhogal, a former Schools Direct student with Professor Carpenter , describing the use of the Engagement Profile and Scale ( EPS ), with children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.

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