Supporting young people to develop teamwork skills
In this month’s blog, SaLT Alison Fowle reflects on the challenges of working collaboratively with others, and considers how we can support students to develop this important life skill.
Big fish, small pond
It’s that time of year again when Year 6/P7 pupils start to look and feel like they are ‘outgrowing’ primary school. SaLT, Juliet Leonard offers her tips on how to make this transition easier.
Finding compassion for our anxiety creature (and tips to support children with theirs)
Dr Samantha Weld-Blundell, emphasises that anxiety is a natural part of being human. In this blog, she provides valuable tips to support children with anxiety, including grounding activities, breathing exercises, reducing unknowns, & structured games.
How does the new SEND and AP Improvement plan link with supporting speech and language in schools?
The UK government launched the SEND and AP Improvement Plan in the spring of 2023. The plan recognises that many schools struggle to support pupils’ special educational needs and disabilities, including speech, language and communication needs. How does the new SEND and AP Improvement plan link with supporting speech and language in schools?
What shall we pack?
When a pupil hurries over and asks to help, it might be tempting to say no for a whole host of reasons, including the additional time it will take! In this blog we explore where saying ‘yes’ might lead, and why we need to find space in the school day for our enthusiastic helpers to join in.