Improving learner outcomes

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What is meant by reasonable adjustment?

Classroom of kids with hands up.
Gwyneth McCormack

Author Gwyneth McCormack

Date 23rd Mar 2018

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“Include me, please.” The student squinted as she peered at the board trying to copy her homework. She looked around the classroom and shrank a little further into her seat. Everyone else was busy ...

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Glue Ear

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Author Carmel Capewell

Date 23rd Mar 2018

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What is glue ear? Otitis media, or glue ear, has been known about for thousands of years. It’s a worldwide condition, affecting about 80% of children under the age of 7 years, and there is no ag...

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Informing children about the Local Offer and their rights

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Author Anita Devi

Date 6th Dec 2017

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In this blog, we’ll explore different approaches to informing children and young people about the laws around SEND and their rights, drawing significantly on the work of the Council for Disabled Child...

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Improving outcomes for children with sensory impairments

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Jacqui Webber-Gant

Author Jacqui Webber-Gant

Date 23rd Aug 2017

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The project Over the last year, OLT have partnered with the sensory support service teams in 25 local authorities as part of the NatSIP/DfE contract to deliver professional development for the scho...

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Making the best use of Teaching Assistants

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Author Anita Devi

Date 21st Aug 2017

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Since 2009, there has been lots of research in England into making the best use of the skills, talents and abilities of Teaching Assistants, to improve learning outcomes for children and young people....

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Why use Sensory Stories?

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Author Joanna Grace

Date 21st Aug 2017

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What is a sensory story? Sensory stories were originally developed for use in special schools. They are concise narratives in which each line of text is partnered with a rich sensory experience tha...

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