Sex education and the SEN student

This week is sexual health week and the theme is consent. Sexual abuse is more prevalent for those living with physical or learning disabilities so sex education is is even more important.  In 2015, after an investigation from the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, figures revealed that there had been 4,748 reports of sexual abuse in England against adults with disabilities two years prior. This is a drop in […]

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Dentists call for pudding and soft drink ban in schools

Dentists say puddings and soft drinks should be banned from school meals if the Scottish government wants to improve children’s health.  The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCSPG) is calling for excess sugar to be cut from school meals. The faculty were consulted as part of a proposed regulation to combat […]

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A decade of Girlguiding UK research reveals changing demands in education

2018 marks 10 years of the Girlguiding UK Girls’ Attitudes Survey. The survey asks girls and young women aged seven-21 their opinions on growing up as a girl.  Within the survey questions are split into seven categories: education, leadership, aspirations and role models, appearance pressures, happiness and wellbeing, social action, safety and socialising and growing up as a girl today. […]

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ILF Scotland opens new fund for young disabled people!

Building on the successful transition from ILF UK to ILF Scotland, the organisation has opened an exciting new fund (totalling £5 million per year) for young people who need support in Scotland. The Transition Fund supports those aged between 16 and 21, offering short term grants to provide opportunities that facilitate their participation and inclusion within their communities. Opportunity Ryan […]

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Teachers are bringing in the new year this September

New research has revealed that 87 per cent of teachers are bringing in the New Year in September instead of January.  The poll by online educational publisher Twinkl asked more than 3,000 teachers when the New Year begins for them. A second poll asked what their resolutions were. The top aspirations included better work-life balance, not working evening and weekends, […]

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