Antidote’s development director Marilyn Tew describes how schools can encourage learning by promoting ‘CLASI-ness’ – where children feel capable, listened to, accepted, safe and included

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Sarah Whitehead describes a project that she undertook as part of a postgraduate professional development course for SENCOs. She highlights the value of having time for systematic professional reflection, and how this can be used to good effect when introducing ‘Catch Up’, an intervention designed to support reading development read more

Pragmatics refers to the ability to communicate in social situations. These classroom activities will help all children to develop social communication skills

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These classroom activities can help develop grammar skills, particularly syntax and morphology

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Gross motor skills are the movements of the large muscles of the body. These activities will help to develop and improve gross motor skills

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Jo Smith provides some practical tips on how to develop questioning skills as a tool for promoting participation and learning read more

Is it possible to create a more ‘gender balanced’ learning environment? Natalie Griffiths explains how she investigated the effect of gender on learning in the D&T classroom and developed strategies to benefit pupils of both sexes read more

A six-phase programme for teaching phonics aims to help children become fluent readers by the age of seven read more

A research study on tackling low achievement suggests that children with special educational needs form a large percentage of low achievers but more could be done to assist them through their schooling read more

Katrina Foley describes how young children’s independence and self-management skills can be promoted in an environment which celebrates risk, challenge and empowerment read more

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