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SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SEND Challenges Recognition of challenging behaviours in children with special educational needs and disabilities often leads to confusion about which school would be most appropriate to cater for those needs. Particular behaviours which are outwardly aggressive in...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

LOCKED DOWN AND LOCKED OUT School closures throughout lockdowns imposed by the pandemic have undoubtedly had a serious impact on the cognitive, behavioural and social skills of children of all ages.  Since March 2020, we have lived through unprecedented times, and...

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SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

SPOTLIGHT ON SEND IN SCHOOLS

A dropout rate of one in three teachers in schools throughout the UK is expected within the next five years, according to a survey by the National Education Union. This worrying trend has also been witnessed across the SEN sector too, with a growing shortage of...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SEND SUPPORT CRISIS   One of the most vulnerable groups affected by the pandemic lockdown measures are children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and the families of these children.  Since lockdowns were imposed in March 2020 many of the...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

Our Smart New World   Artificial Intelligence and monitoring systems are predicted to be running many aspects of our lives in the near future.  Controversially, AI is also expected to fix all our emotional and mental problems alongside organising our diets, education...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

Supporting Pandemic Stress Symptoms   Post-pandemic stress in children comes in many forms, as it does with adults.  Since March 2020 when global governments locked down much of the population, children became exposed to the fractures within their family unit already...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

By Sir Peter Birkett | September 2021 | Education The Weight of the Pandemic Childhood obesity in the UK is undoubtedly growing at an alarming rate. According to the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) in 2019/2020, 23% of children in reception class and 35%...

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SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH RISKS

by Sir Peter Birkett | August 2021 | Education The Growing Digital Dangers for Vision Parents are growing increasingly concerned about the impact Lockdowns have had on their children’s physical health and eyesight in particular, since Covid-19 gripped the world in...

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SPB Commentary Series

SPB Commentary Series

In Discussion with Sir Peter Birkett: Leading the Way to Excellence Q: The world has seen many great leaders throughout history from Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill to name but a handful. What main qualities do you think...

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SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE

SPOTLIGHT ON EXCELLENCE

by Sir Peter Birkett | August 2021 | Education Carrots v Canes? Corporal Punishment has been inflicted on children for thousands of years worldwide and opinion has always been divided as to how effective it is.  To force pain and humiliation on a child in order to...

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