A new report identifies attendance as one of the main barriers preventing children in need from improving their educational outcomes. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell considers the implications of the report for attendance practice.
The consultation document is now out and all eyes will be turned to how inspection is likely to change in September 2019. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell looks at what the draft framework contains for SEND pupils and their teachers.
Schools need to be aware of the range of mental health needs that pupils may have and have ways to identify pupils that may benefit from a referral for diagnosis. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell explains how schools can promote good practice in this area and how to work with others to identify a specific need.
Many SENCos lead teams yet have had little or no leadership training. Louise Wingrove gives practical advice on how to become a leader your team will want to follow.