Teaching assistants – just part of the job?

Linking in to my recent review of Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom by Gill Ansell, this post is going to briefly introduce a topic that comes up often enough if you Google it, has appeared in multiple news sources, and is discussed by teaching assistants themselves quite regularly and yet very little seems…

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Cuts, cuts, cuts…

I imagine that a similar situation is playing out in other countries around the world right now - but this week for me has been a week of watching the funding for services for people with special educational needs or disabilities get cut. I left my job working in a school because I could no…

Silencing his voice

Those who know me know that I have recently moved to employment out of the education system because I found myself completely disillusioned with education, particularly the provision for Special Educational Needs where I predominantly worked during my career in education. I could write any number of posts discussing various issues I saw during my…