Recovery Curriculum – Interview Reflections

In this article Michael Surr, Editor of NASEN Connect interviews Barry and Matthew Carpenter about their reflections on the implementation of the Recovery Curriculum during the last 12 months.

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What you really need to know about Engagement – Podcast series

Professor Barry Carpenter, Bev Cockbill, and and expert panel, discuss the use and application of Engagement as pedagogy, formative, and summative assessment.

All three podcasts have now been released.

The links are below:Episode 17: Engagement (Part 1) Lecture Presentation – What you really need to know about Engagement
https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/learningshared/engagement-part-1-what-you-really-need-to-know-about-engagement/

Episode 18: Engagement (Part 2) A Panel Discussion – Reflections on Engagement
https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/learningshared/engagement-part-2-panel-discussion-reflections-on-engagement/

Episode 19: Engagement (Part 3) A Panel Discussion – Innovations around Engagement
https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/learningshared/engagement-part-3-panel-discussion-innovations-around-engagement/

Here’s the videos for each

#17: https://youtu.be/xRPx6P83ye0
#18: https://youtu.be/jo7WgpK76q4
#19: https://youtu.be/0vER-bLWeWw

 

EfL Networking & Development Virtual Event 25th Mar 2021: Engagement in Action
Here’s the video for the event:

Episode 17: Engagement (Part 1) – What you really need to know about Engagement

The episode explores the genesis of Engagement, its relevance and application to vulnerable children with a whole range of learning needs. In a lecture presentation entitled “What you really need to know about Engagement”, Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE OBE FCCT and Beverley Cockbill ask the question, of all children, of all ages and abilities, “how does this child learn?”

Discussion is given to how Engagement illuminates the learning pathway; how the lens of Engagement can refine the focus of the learning process, leading to the capture of attainment and achievement.

They look at the research evidence for Engagement, and its contribution as a fundamental building block in child development. A multi – dimensional perspective is adopted – to pedagogy. to the processes of teaching and learning, to its use for formative assessment, through to the existing initiative for the Engagement Model, (DfE 2019), as statutory summative assessment for children ’ not engaged in subject specific learning ” – a recommendation from the Rochford Review (2016).

The message of the podcast is timely, not only for the statutory implementation from September 2021, but for the consequences for children’s learning and well being arising from the Coronavirus Pandemic. Many children will return to school, post Lockdown, with a ‘spikey profile‘ of learning , and are disengaged from the curriculum. Monitoring the ways the child can be re engaged, identifying the ‘hooks’ that can draw the child back to authentic engagement in the curriculum, is key. On this journey of re-engagement, the Engagement Profile is an invaluable tool, for baseline assessment, observation and formative assessment.

Through case studies which define and clarify the 5 Areas of Engagement, the podcast illustrates how the Engagement approach can ‘wrap around’ each child, and illuminate their learning pathways. This will be a much wider group than originally conceived, but the capacity of Engagement to be a bedrock upon which teachers can rebuild the child as a learner is unequivocal, and its potential for change and transformation in learning, undeniable.

Here’s the episode page (below) which includes the episode overview, links to articles and the Engagement4 Learning website .

 

Episode 9: A Recovery Curriculum Part 9 – Amanda Mordey OBE (SMILE – A Well Being Approach)


 
Three years ago, Forest Oak school, of which Amanda is Executive Principal (alongside Merstone School,) developed SMILE, an ethos based approach to promoting positive mental health and well being for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The approach took the NHS 5 Ways to Well Being, and adapted them into child speak, augmenting the key messages with pictures, drawn by a student. The approach was holistic and included all staff members as well as pupils.

Building on the positive outcomes for Forest Oak school, Amanda commissioned a 2 year evidence based trial of SMILE across 10 Primary and Special Schools. Each participating school has found a significant shift in the culture of the school, and that SMILE has enabled them to put the well being of the whole school community at its heart.

We are delighted that Amanda has chosen to launch SMILE for wider use in Education, through the Recovery Curriculum website (see below), as a constructive contribution to the response schools are making to the pandemic.
“There has never been a more crucial time to support our schools and equip our teachers, to build emotional resilience in our children & young people.
The mental health of our children is eroding before our eyes…we need to bring back their SMILE. These are perfect resources for implementing a Recovery Curriculum .”

Professor Barry Carpenter, CBE, PhD.
Professor of Mental Health in Education, Oxford Brookes University. (January 2020)
The title and theme of Amanda’s presentation is:
SMILE: A Well Being Approach… A Route to Recovery

Full post, click here or available via the below link:

https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/learningshared/recoverycurriculum9-amanda-mordey/

Girls & Autism Book Review by Dr Wenn Lawson

The internationally renowned, Dr Wenn Lawson, praises the new Girls and Autism book.

 

“This book clearly and authentically highlights the differences and difficulties autistic girls live with. Therefore, there is no longer any excuse for them to suffer [cont..]
I highly recommend this book with its easy access style for reading and its honesty on all counts.”
Read the full review, click the thumbnail image below to download and view.

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Girls and Autism book is launched in London

On 2nd April, to a packed audience this groundbreaking new book was launched in London. The pages of the book came to life with workshops from each of the contributors, gathered together in the photograph below.

Sheila, the Baroness Hollins, welcomed the book, saying it held promise and opportunity for so many girls and their families.

Girls from Limpsfield Grange School spoke of their experiences of the education system.

The Hollyoaks actress, Talia Grant, and Drama and Art student Grace Dolan , both talked openly of their struggles with mental health, and the lack of acknowledgement of their female presentation of Autism. Both were accompanied to the stage by their Mothers, Carrie Grant ( Broadcaster and Vocal Coach), and Sophie Walker, (Co Founder of the Women’s Equality Party)

From London the book will travel over the coming months for Launch Events in Belfast, Oslo, Barcelona, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland , New Zealand, New York and Dubai.

NAHT Conference 2019 Girls & Autism Book

You can purchase the book via Routledge, the publishers website.

Link Below:

https://www.routledge.com/Girls-and-Autism-Educational-Family-and-Personal-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Carpenter-Happe-Egerton-Hollins/p/book/9780815377269

ISEI 2019 Conference Sydney, Australia – Focus Autism

25 – 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

Full details available via the below link:

http://www.dcconferences.com.au/isei2019/Home

ISEI 2019 Conference Focus - Autism Advert

Forthcoming Book: Press Release for Girls and Autism

“Girls and Autism, Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives.”

Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

Click the artwork cover below to open and view book press release.

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Girls and Autism, Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

https://www.routledge.com/Girls-and-Autism-Educational-Family-and-Personal-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Carpenter-Happe-Egerton-Hollins/p/book/9780815377269

Girls and autism – Many Voices conference 2019

Don’t forget the Girls and Autism Conference, 2nd April, London.

This is why you should be there!

(Go to https://www.naht.org.uk/professional-development/conferences/girls-on-the-autism-spectrum-conference-2019/ to book your place)

 

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