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ECU 29 Contents

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ECU 29 Editor's Comment

Welcome back to a new academic year… I’m sure that the summer holidays feel a long way behind us now!

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Children in care sent to ‘far flung’ homes

Nearly half of youngsters cared for in England’s children’s homes are accommodated in places far from their home and family, many in tough areas, new data released by the Department for Education has revealed.

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Increasing calls for better sex and relationships education in schools

More than 25,000 people have signed a petition asking for the Prime Minister to convene a group of sexual health and parenting experts to update Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools for the digital age.

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Chronic shortage of social workers puts children at risk

Vulnerable children are being put at risk by a chronic shortage of experienced social workers, according to a paper from the think-tank Policy Exchange.

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Complying with exclusion regulations

The exclusion of children from schools has been a prominent issue in recent months due, in part, to a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England. Perry Hill examines Dr Atkinson’s findings, recent changes to the law and how schools can comply with all relevant policies.

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Why we are failing children with dyslexia

Ten per cent of children in this country are dyslexic, yet over half of teachers have received no training in identifying and supporting the dyslexic students in their care, research by the Driver Youth Trust has uncovered. We summarise the report’s main findings, revealing the shocking disparity between provision and need.

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Life limiting conditions in the classroom

With an increasing number of children with life limiting or life threatening illnesses now being educated in the mainstream classroom, Sally Robinson and Kathryn Summers explore the implications for the type and nature of support needed for teachers.

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A RAD solution

Although relatively rare, most SENCos will, at some point, find themselves working with a child displaying signs of Reactive Attachment Disorder. But what is RAD, and how should SENCos respond to this complex disorder? Jay Alexander explores the symptoms of the condition and its implications for school staff.

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The unintelligible importance of intelligence

What do we mean by ‘intelligence’, and what effect does labelling certain students as ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ have on the whole class’ attitudes to learning? Daniel LaSalle puts forth his argument for banishing the word from our classrooms completely.

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Extending tactile literacy beyond braille

John Slade’s colour-coded shape pegs and peg boards have already helped visually impaired children across the country take part more fully in lessons and enjoy more social interaction with their peers. Here he shares his plans to extend his colour coding system to further increase inclusion in all aspects of the curriculum through an interactive maths teaching aid.

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ECU 29 Full issue

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