This self-evaluation tool uses a Four Cornerstones approach to support reflection and collaboration with children, young people and their parents and carers to highlight organisational strengths and areas for further development when it comes to co-production and inclusive practice. Schools have told us that the experiences of strengthening relationships and generating a positive culture, that happen by going through the process,have been just as important as the outcomes.
NDCS has just published a position paper on face masks and coverings in education. This emphasises the need to consider the impact on deaf children, where face masks/coverings are being used, and to take all reasonable adjustments necessary. It also highlights the need to ensure that Qualified Teachers of the Deaf are involved in any discussions around this, along with the family and child.
In light of the planned wider re-opening of schools in the autumn, NDCS, working with the RNIB, BATOD and NatSIP have produced some guidance around the implications for children and young people with sensory impairment:
Lesson Study (LS) is an approach originally developed in Japan with over a century of use in teacher professional development, to examine teaching practice to improve teaching and learning. The research and practice basis (including practice guidelines) for adapting it for use in special needs and inclusive teaching are available at this link:
NDCS, working with NatSIP partner organisations have restructured their coronavirus blog for professionals to make it easier to find the information most relevant. The home page brings together all the different coronavirus blogs for professionals. The coronavirus blogs for families have also been restructured.
RNIB, in collaboration with key partners, provide updates on their work and support offer to families and professionals.
This report identifies different forms of exclusion internationally, how they are caused and what we can do about them. Its core recommendation, for all education actors to widen their understanding of inclusive education to include all learners, no matter their identity, background or ability, comes at an opportune time as the world seeks to rebuild back more inclusive education systems.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced parents and education professionals to explore new ways to support autistic children and young people unable to attend their regular settings. In response to the situation, the AET has designed a new resource featuring 6 useful and practical tools supporting homeschooling and transition back to school. This is a shortened package of the AET Tools For Teachers resource.
Ten 2-3 minute #SensoryScience videos, using materials readily available at home or from the supermarket. With subtitles and Makaton. Designed to spark curiosity and encourage experimentation.
Funded by the Lightyear Foundation, each is themed to complement an inclusive science-themed dance session by The Flamingo Chicks and an art activity from Sam Williams.