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Neurodiversity in Education Week: A Call for Panelists and Interviewees

Neurodiversity in Education is in the process of organising a pivotal online event, Neurodiversity in Education Week, slated for the end of September. Our vision is to create a platform that highlights the significance of neurodiversity in the educational landscape, both in the classroom and within the broader workforce. To achieve a rich and varied […]

Become a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion

Become a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion   Overview Are you passionate about advancing education through evidence-informed practices? Elevate your impact by becoming a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion. This crucial role positions you as a liaison between the Chartered College of Teaching and your school, fostering a culture of evidence-informed practice and […]

TA Forum event: Teaching early brain development

Ella Lloyde Newman is the Research Lead on the SEEN (Secondary Education around Early Neurodevelopment) programme focused on teaching early brain development. Secondary Education around Early Neurodevelopment is in partnership with Kindred Squared, SEEN is a research project to develop and pilot curriculum for Key Stage 3 pupils. It aims to embed the key principles […]

Children’s language, literacy and literature

This event brings together speakers and delegates who are passionate about stimulating children’s excitement about literature and their learning of language and literacy, working towards positive change in the curriculum. This event will feature internationally renowned key note speakers and workshop leaders presenting the latest research and exemplary education practice. Speakers Professor Li Wei – Director and Dean, UCL […]

Saving lives in schools

Joanna Johnson, Associate Trainer (Grassroots Suicide Prevention), ASIST Trainer (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills), Papyrus Volunteer (Prevention of Suicide in Young People), and  Head of Department and Psychology Teacher, Monmouth School for Girls, UK If you were asked what the leading cause of death was in young people, what would you say? Drugs or Alcohol? Car […]

Alphabetic writing systems: The importance, and limits, of phonics

John Bald (FCCT) Independent educational consultant. Former tutor in charge, Reading and Language Centres, Essex Education Department. Introduction Controversy over methods of teaching reading and spelling began with the spread of state primary education in the nineteenth century, and soon occupied similar ground to that of today (Parker, 2021). Should children be taught to recognise […]

How to support grieving children in your classroom

Original article by: Heath MA and Cole BV (2012) Strengthening classroom emotional support for children following a family member’s death. School Psychology International 33(3): 243-262. DOI: 10.1177/0143034311415800   Introduction Schools have been recognised by national and international organisations as having an unparalleled potential to provide supportive services for children’s mental health needs. The focus of […]

The professional role of the SENCo in quality educational improvement

This webinar seeks to cast light on the potential impact the recommendations set out within the SEND Green Paper and the consequent policy implications may have for the SENCo role. We hope that by looking beneath the rhetoric and considering the role from both a practitioner and parental perspective schools will be more informed and […]

Supporting students to develop literacy skills

Introduction This themed collection is designed for teaching assistants on the theme of developing literacy skills. A themed collection brings together a range of useful resources on a specific topic to support practitioners deepen their knowledge in this area and shape their own professional learning. These collections can also be used to inform collegues’ professional […]

Supporting refugee students in schools: What constitutes inclusive education?

This research summary is part of an online module on refugee education – Chartered College of Teaching members can access this learning for free.   This article summaries the following original research article:  Taylor S and Sidhu R (2012) Supporting refugee students in schools: What constitutes inclusive education? International Journal of Inclusive Education 16(1): 39–56. […]

The role of EAL departments in refugee education

This research review is part of an online module on refugee education – Chartered College of Teaching members can access this learning for free. Introduction English as an additional language (EAL) support is central to ensuring that refugee and asylum-seeking children remain and thrive in education. In addition to supporting their English language and thus […]