Special Educational Needs (SEN)

To Siri, With Love

To Siri, With Love

What a truly fantastic article, technology at it’s very best! Courtesy of the New York Times  ………..   How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri                       ...

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SEN provision at the heart of our academy

SEN provision at the heart of our academy

Arguably more than any specialist area of education, SEN pupils require certain qualities for a good education. Here, Nicky Broomhall, Principal at Star Academy Sandyford, discusses how her school has embraced SEN teaching. As special needs programmes have become an increasingly important consideration for mainstream educational institutions, SEN provision is now a hot topic of discussion for primary schools striving to offer that extra level of support to their pupils. Read...

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Special Educational Needs Testimonials

Special Educational Needs Testimonials

KS2 Students engaged in Fingerprinting Exercises KS2 Students engaged in Footprint Exercises Mrs K L Hunter (Assistant Head of Sector)  James Brindley School, Willows Centre, Queensbridge Road, Birmingham B13 8QB Even students  who were previously lacking in motivation and struggled with concentration were fascinated by and engrossed in the whole experience. The activities encouraged a high level of interaction that the students and staff thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you!   Wendy Kiernan (Science Co-ordinator)  Fairley House School, 220 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JY The inaugural Forensic Day as provided by the Finger on the Pulse team proved to be a huge success at Fairley House School.  Judging by the feedback from pupils, teachers and parents everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt they had learnt a great deal and received an expert insight into the world of forensic investigation.  As a school for dyslexic and dyspraxic students we specialise in providing accessible and stimulating educational experiences for our pupils. Forensic day ticked all the boxes as far as our students were concerned.  Our special provision team of occupational and speech and language therapists were also highly impressed with the nature of the practical tasks provided throughout the day.  Many members of staff commented on how focused and engaged all 95 pupils had been during each and every session. The multi-sensory nature of the workshop and crime scene investigation ensured that all the activities were not only educational but also informative and entertaining both for pupils and teachers.  I would like to thank Jacqui Thompson on behalf of Fairley House School for a brilliant day and look forward to her next visit. I would highly recommend the Finger on the Pulse experience as an enriching educational experience of real life science.   Bill Bush | The Phoenix School (SEN), Grantham, Lincolnshire The pupils(and staff) at the Phoenix really enjoyed the session. I have talked to all of the staff involved and these are som e of their observations /suggestions which I hope may be of use:The pupils loved the activities, finger printing and making their key rings etc. We thought that you had a lovely manner, especially with our lesser able pupils. Suggestions – As our type of children have such a short concentration span it might be useful to have shorter sections where you lead from the front leading into short related activities that all are involved in such as a simple quiz/looking at photographs/observations from a scenario picture...

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London’s leading day school for specific learning difficulties

London’s leading day school for specific learning difficulties

Myself and Emily Norton (Forensic Archaeologist and Anthropologist) had the real pleasure of visiting the Fairly House School (London’s leading day school for specific learning difficulties) to deliver a Full Day’s Forensic Science programme to 95 pupils.  Both myself and Emily had an absolutely fantastic day at this school, which is situated close by to the Forensic Service Service.  This is the   testimonial received following our delivery at this lovely London school in March this year, the delivery was stage as part of National Science & Engineering fortnight. Testimonial received from the School The inaugural Forensic Day as provided by the Finger on the Pulse team proved to be a huge success at Fairley House School.  Judging by the feedback from pupils, teachers and parents everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and felt they had learnt a great deal and received an expert insight into the world of forensic investigation.  As a school for dyslexic and dyspraxic students we specialise in providing accessible and stimulating educational experiences for our pupils.  Forensic day ticked all the boxes as far as our students were concerned.  Our special provision team of occupational and speech and language therapists were also highly impressed with the nature of the practical tasks provided throughout the day. Many members of staff commented on how focused and engaged all 95 pupils had been during each and every session. The multi-sensory nature of the workshop and crime scene investigation ensured that all the activities were not only educational but also informative and entertaining both for pupils and teachers.  I would like to thank Jacqui Thompson on behalf of Fairley House School for a brilliant day and look forward to her next visit. I would highly recommend the Finger on the Pulse experience as an enriching educational experience of real life science. Kind regards, Wendy Kiernan (Science Co-ordinator) Fairley House School, Lambeth Road, London              ...

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