Jude Ragan is Head Teacher at Queensmill School and teaches a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism. She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at London Institute for Education and an OBE, both for services to autism education. In this interview Jude discusses autism and anxiety in school.
It can be more difficult for teachers to understand how best to support pupils with a demand avoidant profile. This is because traditional management techniques such as structure, routine and rewards that can work for pupils with other autism profiles are generally ineffective.
Here we have information from a NAS teacher on how to support pupils with this profile.
Education staff working in mainstream and special schools will inevitably come across instances of bullying. Here is information on why autistic students are more likely to be bullied, how you can help, and at cyberbullying.
Sarah Wild is Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, a residential school for girls aged 11-16 with communication and interaction difficulties, most of whom have a diagnosis of autism. In this video, Sarah discusses how single-sex schools can benefit autistic girls, how best to support them in the classroom and how to prepare them to transition out of school.
The International Journal of Nurture in Education aims to attract papers that explore themes related to the effectiveness of nurture groups, nurture in education, whole-school approaches to nurture and related subjects.
The current issue is a special edition focusing on the unique and valuable viewpoint of the reflective practitioner researcher. It is devoted to those who are backing up practice with their own school and classroom based research, often as part of a further research degree.