Behaviour & Special Needs

  • Lack of educational psychologists in schools could leave most vulnerable children at risk  

    By Jonathan Swift on June 24, 2014
    The Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) has warned that the lack of a sufficient supply of educational psychologists in schools settings will be detrimental to special educational needs (SEN) proposals currently being outlined, despite welcoming the Government’s acknowledgement of the essential role that educational psychologists play in the lives of children and young people with SEN. In response to the […]
  • Deaf healthcare charity creates resource pack for schools

    By Education Today on December 15, 2011
    SCHOOLS that sign up for a world record breaking attempt for the most young people signing and singing simultaneously will receive an educational resource pack about communication produced by SignHealth. The pack, which explores simple sign language and non-verbal communication in a fun, stimulating way, will be sent to schools taking part in the sign2sing event on February 8, 2012. […]
  • The SEN Green Paper 2011

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    The proposals include: •  including parents in the assessment process and introduce a legal right, by 2014, to give them control of funding for the support their child needs • replacing statements with a single assessment process and a combined education, health and care plan • ensuring assessment and plans run from birth to 25 years old • replacing the existing School Action […]
  • Strong in name, strong in build

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    Recently launched into the UK market is a range of bikes, trikes and scooters for schools and nurseries, all designed in England by educational specialist Agenta Marketing and built in Sweden. These products encourage gross motor skills in children through physical and imaginative play. It has been found that bikes and trikes, especially the smaller ones, are used so intensively […]
  • Learning to Engage

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    A new initiative to encourage more employees to take up Aspergers Syndrome, Dyslexia, Autism and Downs Syndrome awareness training is now available to teachers. Award winning Signs4Life are showcasing this national initiative to help staff to communicate and engage with their colleagues, pupils and parents who may have learning disabilities. Signs4Life also offer disability, deaf and visual impairment awareness workshops. “You never know when you will come into […]
  • Superwashable pens

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    UNIVERSAL PENS of Italy Torino have introduce a range of markers specifically designed for the very young. These markers are ideal for  small hands and have special ‘rounded’ tips which are perfect for little ones to manipulate. The round tips cope with demanding treatment and provide smooth drawings even for the youngest artists. The inks are Superwashable, washing off just […]
  • New from Learning Material

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    Learning Materials Ltd provide excellent resources for pupils who are catching up in literacy, numeracy, science and the humanities. Many series are differentiated, with glossaries and learning outcomes linking to the national curriculum. Some series are designed for KS1 whilst others are for KS3/4 and 16+. Most titles can be bought as photocopy masters or as pdf CDs. We have […]
  • Eurocel memograph note tape

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    Brightly coloured highlighting and memo tapes from EUROCEL which is part of the Sicad group. Based in Italy with manufacturing plants in 5 countries, the Sicad Group produces over 300 different types of adhesive tape from everyday, to superior quality and specialist tapes These MEMOGRAPH transparent highlighter tapes can we written on and repositioned, a little like notes on a […]
  • Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability

    By Education Today on May 27, 2011
    In March, Children’s Minister Sarah Teather unveiled proposals which would mean the biggest programme of reform in the education and health support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities in 30 years. Education Today reports… Currently, local authorities look at requests for a statement of SEN and tell parents (normally within six weeks) whether they will carry out […]
  • Behaviour management – how are you managing?

    By Education Today on February 12, 2010
    For new teachers, behaviour management can be one of the most difficult areas of the profession. Experienced teachers can also struggle with certain individuals or particular group dynamics within the classroom. And even old pros can still pick up a new trick or two in this area. But everyone agrees that challenging behaviour can be a very real impediment to […]