Caring for vulnerable children: Put listening at the heart of schools

Fiona Carnie draws on examples from practice at home and abroad to explore the vital role of listening in pandemic recovery, for children, families and staff.

https://blog.optimus-education.com/caring-vulnerable-children-put-listening-heart-schools

 

“Fairness isn’t giving everybody the same – it’s giving everybody what they need.”

This fascinating short article by Fintan O ‘Regan is powerful, moving and full of insight into the needs of students with ADHD.

https://mailchi.mp/d1acd0509824/fairness-isnt-giving-everybody-the-same-its-giving-everybody-what-they-need-3580726

Employability and Students with SEND

This is a topic with few publications to support thinking and practice on what must be a priority for students with Special Needs and Disabilities in their final years of School.
In this excellent new publication from SSAT, Pauline Holbrook, pull together some rich case studies , insights from employers, and routes to accreditation . In particular her commentary on the Gatsby Benchmarks is helpful for showing how students with Special Needs can gain a meaningful careers education .
This publication is available as a free download; (for hard copies contact SSAT)

Reflections on a Recovery Curriculum: A conversation with Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9069390241517907212?aa=aa&dm_i=BBQ,72RT8,EA35SV,SL1PY,1

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM BST

How do children cope with loss? How can anxiety impact their ability to learn? And how can we reignite children’s motivation to learn, in a world that is dramatically changing?

Join experts from Oxford Brookes’ MA Education programme to explore the Recovery Curriculum, a relationships-based approach to developing mental wellbeing in children. We’ll examine how a curriculum can respond to children’s emotional needs – and make sense of their experiences. And in a world where our students – and indeed ourselves – are coping with untold stress, we’ll look at how we can prioritise emotional wellbeing across whole school communities.

With Jonathan Reid, MA Education SEND Strand Leader and Senior Lecturer in Child Development, SEND and Inclusion at Oxford Brookes University Barry Carpenter, Professor of Mental Health, Oxford Brookes University