Governing Matters – Preparing for a very different September

Hilary Fine, Director of Assessment Development, looks at four ways governors can support schools as they prepare for the new normal this September.


Independent Schools Magazine - Detecting wellbeing issues among fragile learners and others

Lengthy school closures will have had an effect on every child’s wellbeing, says Crispin Chatterton. So what should teachers look for if they suspect a problem?


TES - CAT4 data: A quick guide to everything you need to know

Understanding CAT4 data could be critical for your new role as a middle leader, writes Emma Sanderson, Head of English at Hartland International School in Dubai.


TES – Don’t assume you know how pupils fared during lockdown

Assumptions about who has struggled and who has thrived during lockdown are unhelpful, says Crispin Chatterton. Instead, take time to find out the real situation


TES – Literacy: ‘There is a magic bullet in education, after all’

Pupils who can't read well won't succeed – in any subject. So make literacy your top priority, says Crispin Chatterton


TES – Weak readers struggle more in maths than in English lit

Researchers say that "wordier" GCSE exam questions in subjects such as maths are problematic for "a significant minority of students with a low reading age"


Teach Primary Review of Online Dyslexia Screeners

John Dabell reviews the GL Ready SEN platform featuring Rapid, CoPS and LASS which “enable SENCOs to effectively screen for dyslexia and ‘red flag’ with insight.”


SENCo Magazine

When uncovering and addressing difficulties with developmental language disorder, speed is of the essence, writes Naomi Reed, author of WellComm Primary, in SENCo magazine


nasen Connect review of WellComm Primary

Alex Grady, nasen, reviews WellComm Primary "a useful and timely addition to a SENCO's toolkit" in nasen Connect magazine.


Primary School Management

Claire Westwood, author of WellComm Primary, writes about the importance of spotting early indications of speech and communication needs in Primary School Management.