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The Engagement Model

On 27th January 2020 the DfE released draft guidance on The Engagement Model, a new form of assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum.  The Engagement Model replaces P Scales 1-4 and will become statutory from the 2020/21 academic year.

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SEN, behaviour and wellbeing in Ofsted's Annual Report 2019

On 21st January 2020, Ofsted published its annual report on education, children’s services and skills.  The report marked the introduction of Ofsted's new 'behaviour and attitudes' judgement which recognises the impact of disrupted classrooms on children's learning as well as pupil and teacher wellbeing.
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Behaviour and Mental Health in Schools

With 10% of children and young people having a clinically diagnosable mental health issue it remains concerning that 70% have had no appropriate interventions.  The impact of this is evident in schools where Mental Health and Wellbeing is being placed high on agendas. 

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Important Changes to Access Arrangements

In August, the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) released new guidelines for access arrangements which came into effect on the 1st September.

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Award winning products!

We are delighted to announce that a number of our resources have received awards in this year's Teach Primary Awards!

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We've been shortlisted!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the SEN, Wellbeing and Foundations cateogry of the Teach Primary Awards!

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Meeting individuals needs and coordinating the inclusive teaching of maths

This post from teacher and inspector, John Dabell, addresses inclusive teaching of maths and meeting individual needs.

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