This resource draws together the key findings from a large-scale investigation to find out ‘what works’ in SEN support. It accompanies the ‘SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges’ resource and is designed to inform the decisions leaders make about supporting learners with SEN in their settings.
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.
This report is from a research project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, on the educational life stories of 15 and 16 year old adolescents excluded from mainstream school and their re-engagement in education. The report summarises findings from interviews with adolescents at a Pupil Referral Unit/Alternative Provision (PRU/AP) and a small scale pilot of a narrative and solution based intervention which aimed to improve student engagement with education.
The Fresh Start project is for teachers and other education professionals, such as mentors, working with individual students. The aim of the Fresh Start intervention is for students to become re-engaged in their education. This document provides detailed guidance for practitioners about how to use this approach to support students.
This was a national research project led by the IoE and Birmingham University. We worked across four schools to determine the impact of the post-lesson dialogue on teaching and learning using a coaching approach.
What Works is a moderated virtual library of evidenced interventions that aim to support children's speech, language and communication.
It helps practitioners find the most appropriate interventions for children and young people by providing a free and easily accessible overview of the evidence base for each intervention.
Are the needs of teenagers with Dyspraxia being overlooked by the drive for early investigation. Sally payne (paediatric OT and DF Trustee) investigates...
This article is published in the recent SEN magazine and they have kindly given me permission to share it via their link.
The Fish in the Tree Report shows the importance of teacher training in literacy and for those children with literacy difficulties, particularly dyslexia. This evidence shows that 84% of teachers told us that it was very important to be train in this area. However 35% of teachers spent less than a day of their courses on supporting children who struggle with literacy difficulties. Further just 18% were offered extra training on SEN, with 69% spending less than a day on dyslexia training.
An activity pack to promote communication development of children from three to five years old. The pack provides parents and practitioners with 30 engaging activity cards that include games to support speech, language and communication development. It comes with top tips and planning guide.