Obesity: Scotland’s sweet tooth

Young kids struggling to run in PE, only eating junk food at lunchtime, sugar highs and lows, and morbidly obese before they’re in double digits… It’s upsetting for any teacher to witness, but unfortunately it’s the reality in many Scottish classrooms. We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic.

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The power of music in education

Learning comes in various shapes and forms for students. Some are instantly invested in the classroom environment and others take time to adjust. In certain instances, pupils may be completely disconnected to learning. ARTISTIC DIRECTION COOL Music is a collaboration between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Edinburgh-based social enterprise Heavy Sound, founded by Jordan Butler. It has developed a programme […]

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Speak up: how to help young students to overcome communication needs

Communication plays a huge role in many areas of our lives, from being able to speak to others and enjoy good relationships, to understanding changes in tone of voice over the telephone. According to communication charity I CAN, over one million children in the UK have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). These students often need additional help with improving […]

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Makaton: a safety net of symbols for non-verbal students

Imagine not being able to communicate with your friends, peers or colleagues about something important to you. Consider how frustrating it would be not being able to use words to explain a situation. This can be the daily emotions of non-verbal students. CONFIDENCE Makaton allows people of all ages to improve their communication levels in a simple, yet effective, way. […]

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SEN schools excel in latest Ofsted reports

Outstanding, meaning exceptionally good: this is how a vast majority of SEN schools were ranked in the most recent Ofsted reports. Every school will go through an Ofsted inspection at one point or another and preparation is essential for success. The main objective of an inspection is to ensure that young people obtain the highest level of education possible. It […]

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Stress-Free Exams

Exams and tests can be just as stressful for teachers as they are for students, but there’s no need for you to dread the exam season as well. Here are a few handy tips to keep you at the top of your game. Stay motivated It’s hard to stay on track – why not plan something fun for the class […]

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