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How many curricula is too many?

10 May 2019
by Tracy Edwards In advance of our ‘Moderation Muddle’ on the 7th June, Tracy Edwards reflects on how we make decisions about which curriculum or pathway a pupil should follow. In recent years, a significant number of special schools have come to the valid conclusion that one size does not fit all.  Writers such as Imray and Hinchcliffe (2014) for example have inspired a...
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Some reflections on the Pre-Key Stage Standards

29 Apr 2019
In advance of our ‘Moderation Muddle’ conference on 7th June, Tracy Edwards reflects on the Pre-Key Stage Standards which schools will be reporting on this year. This term, schools will be using the finalised pre-Key stage standards, for those pupils who are working above P-Levels 1-4, yet below age expectations.  This statutory requirement follows the publication of the...
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Work Experience Blog

18 Mar 2019
From Monday 11th - Friday 15th March 2019, Leoni was on a work experience placement & Swiss Cottage School. Leoni comes from Berlin and was placed here through our ongoing relationship with Francis Holland School. Click here to read her story of the...
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Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy Erasmus+ Project

20 Dec 2018
On the 12th December, we had the first transnational project meeting for our ‘Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy’ project.  It is funded by Erasmus+, the European Commission programme for education, youth and sport. ‘Pathways to Inclusive Pedagogy’ brings together educationalists, practitioners and school leaders from across seven European countries, to establish effective...
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What is the Graduated Approach?

12 Oct 2018
by Tracy Edwards Teaching School Associate Director Tracy Edwards outlines the ‘graduated approach’, reflecting on how it can improve outcomes for pupils on ‘SEND Support’ Effective assessment is core to inclusive teaching and learning.  It gives the educator new insights on how learners are processing something, what (mis)understanding they have and how teaching...
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