Support staff can be left with challenging situations to manage that are beyond their capabilities. In this article, Lawrence Warburton explains how correct supervision can provide effective support and ensure that training and beneficial advice are given.
The consultation documents are out. Educators can finally see in print what the inspection service is proposing for the new framework in September. Suzanne O’Connell identifies some of the key issues for the attendance officer.
Recent figures have shown a close link between exclusions and pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND). Tania Tirraoro looks in detail at why this might be and how it can be prevented.
Pupils with autism benefit from school routine and structure. So why are so many excluded? Barney Angliss considers the contradictory data on attendance and autism and considers how schools might help.