High School Students with Autism to Get Help Finding Their Career Path

francesca manca on Career Path

A Liverpool entrepreneur has launched the ‘first of its kind’ workshop for special educational needs high school students who want to find their career path in life or set up their own business. Francesca Manca, founder of Underwing has created the ‘Shaping Your Future’ programme. These sessions are for students with autism or special educational needs who are about […]

It’s time to shake up how we identify literacy difficulties

A literacy lesson in primary school classroom

When you struggle to read it puts you at a potentially life-long disadvantage, says Bernadette McLean, so it’s time to look at new methods, such as AI, to help identify literacy difficulties. Literacy skills are fundamental to so much of school life and beyond, it is hard to comprehend that each year in the UK […]

Can AI in schools help keep learning personalised?

AI in schools - children read with a teacher

   Aritificial intelligence (AI) is now helping teachers to identify issues such as dyslexia. Wendy Francis-White, assistant headteacher at Hawkedale Primary, discusses using AI in schools to assess pupils’ needs more effectively… The country’s primary schools are bursting at the seams. One in five primary schools in the UK is full or over capacity according to the latest government figures, […]

Cosy covers from BundleBean – for everyday adventures in all weathers!

Children in wheelchairs with BundleBean covers

Enjoy easier days out with our Wheelchair cosies – that fit effortlessly on to all special needs buggies, manual and powered wheelchairs.  They come in two sizes – a child size suitable for 3+ years and an adult size recommended for anyone from 130cm tall to full size adult.  Child Size: 80cm wide by 1m […]

The roaring twenties – what lies ahead for educators?

Sam Blyth on what lies ahead for educators

New Year is traditionally a time to look ahead and consider the future, even if it falls halfway through the year from a teacher’s perspective. Nevertheless, this New Year also marks the beginning of a new decade, making it an opportune moment to stop and think about what trends might emerge in the education sector.  […]

Enabling a mobile campus at Orchard Hill College

Orchard Hill College exterior

Enabling a mobile campus at Orchard Hill College, article from Paul Fisher, Technical Consultant at Parallels Orchard Hill College in London is an Ofsted Outstanding specialist college with six learning centres across London and Surrey where students with learning difficulties and disabilities over the age of 16 can access a range of specialist vocational programmes from […]

What you should know about SEND teacher applications

SEND teacher roles

January to June is a key time for school recruitment and for roles working with people with special needs and disabilities as the New Year is often when management teams turn their eye to planning for the next academic year. But how do you make your SEND teacher application stand out from the crowd at a […]