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Changes to SEND policy: what teachers and school leaders need to know

Changes to SEND policy: what teachers and school leaders need to know
As of January 2016, there were 236,805 pupils in Englandwith a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan . This is an increase of 640 from 2015 – and equates to 2.8% of the total pupil population. Schools are still coming to terms with huge policy changes in this area. Following on from the Equalities ...
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Prevent: a brief guide to the policy, your school's duty and resources for teachers

When three East London schoolgirls fled Britain to join Islamic State in Syria in February 2015, the education world was forced to ask itself some difficult questions. The government's counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent , had been in place since 2011, but many teachers and school leaders found the guidance vague and hard to enforce. It's better un...
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Count us in: what is maths mastery and how can schools in the UK get involved?

Count us in: what is maths mastery and how can schools in the UK get involved?
In the latest international Pisa tests , carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 22% of 15-year-olds in the UK performed at the lowest level of mathematics proficiency . In practice, this means they may be unable to carry out simple tasks, such as recognising that travelling four kilometres in 10 minutes means goi...
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Facilitating subjects are more important than ever – but what are they?

Facilitating subjects are more important than ever – but what are they?
"I want Britain to be a place where advantage is based on merit, not privilege. Where it's your talent and hard work that matter, not where you were born, who your parents are or what your accent sounds like." When prime minister Theresa May set out her vision for Britain in September 2016, social mobility was high on the agenda. Educators often fi...
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Do you know your free schools from your academies? Here’s our guide to secondary schools in England

Do you know your free schools from your academies? Here’s our guide to secondary schools in England
We've all been there – you know you should know how academies and free schools differ, but since it doesn't make the daily grind of planning, assessment and teaching any easier, you have never had a moment to get your head around it. Our latest instalment of the bite size policy digest gives you a brief overview of all the different types of second...
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