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The Impact of Mental Health and Speech and Language Issues on School Attendance

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Keeping Your Students Safe in the Summer Holidays

A recent online poll from Barnardo’s has shown that this summer, more than ever, children in the UK are at greater risk of exploitation. Their research suggests that the holidays..

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Anxiety and Hyperactivity: A Teacher's Guide

Mental health, how we think, feel and regulate our emotions, is something that we all have. Just like our physical health, mental health is something that can deteriorate at..

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Developing Oracy Skills at Key Stage 2 with Speech Therapy Strategies

This week Minister for school standards Robin Walker acknowledged phonics is crucial to reading development but ‘learning to decode words is just one element of becoming a fluent..

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Top-tips to start using Makaton signing in your classroom

As a speech and language therapist and qualified early years teacher, if I were to choose a communication tool that enhanced the learning environment for all children, it would be..

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Could poor communication skills be holding students back in maths?

With hundreds of pupils starting school with poor speech and language skills and even more children struggling with basic social skills, there is no wonder we are seeing the..

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‘Building a Bully-Free Classroom’ an interview with Professor Peter.K.Smith

We interview the writer of the new Academy course : Professor Peter K Smith To promote anti-bullying week we’re releasing a free module from our CPD course ‘Building a Bully-Free..

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A Guide to Vocabulary Teaching: Part 2

The second part in a series of 3 blogs about vocabulary teaching: the ‘how’ and the ‘who’ How? – how do we begin to teach children the vocabulary needed to engage in all aspects..

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The Forgotten Children Scandal – A Review

On the 18th July 2018, the House of Commons Education Committee put together their review of alternative provisions (APs) in the UK and the difficulties around providing education..

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How do you measure the impact of speech and language therapy?

When “he’s doing really well” just doesn’t cut the mustard. Here’s the thing, without evaluation, it is impossible to know whether an intervention is having a positive impact on..

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