Category: Guest posts

My journey from being withdrawn from PE at school to becoming an Olympic gold medalist (guest post)

Recently announced as the new patron for nasen, a charity we are thrilled to be associated with, Danielle Brown MBE has kindly provided us with this guest post. She talks about her journey from struggling at school with PE, through

Careers advice and SEND (Guest Post)

In this guest post, Careers Adviser Theresa Petzold talks about how she caters for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) when undertaking careers advice sessions in schools. How staff can support careers guidance for SEND students As I

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Using Competition Activity in the Vocational Curriculum with learners with SEND (Guest post)

This guest post is brought to you by Louise Keevil who is Natspec’s inclusive skills lead. In this informative guest blog, she explores how you can use competition activity in the vocational curriculum with learners with special educational needs and

Why punitive consequences without context do more harm than good (Guest Post)

Graham Chatterley, SEMH school leader – has kindly provided this guest post which explores why punitive consequences can do more harm than good for our children and young people. Consider this – we live in a society where (provided that

Supporting your autistic pupils (Guest Post)

Our friends at the National Autistic Society have kindly provided this guest post on how you can support autistic pupils in the classroom using their MyWorld resources, proudly sponsored by Axcis.   Autism is a development disability that affects people

Should foster children be so easily disposable? (Guest Blog)

As you bake cookies, make decorations and buy endless presents for the kids in your life, spare a thought for those cast aside. Our regular guest blogger and SEMH school leader Graham Chatterley shares his views on why children in

Planning for an autism friendly Christmas (guest post)

Sue Goldman is an autism education specialist offering support, advice and teaching to autistic children, their families and educational settings. She has kindly written us this guest post about planning for an autism friendly Christmas.     Music, glitter, festive

Why we promote outdoor learning (guest post)

In October, our partners at nasen held their annual awards ceremony, which celebrated excellence in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Gilbrook Primary School were nominated for an “Excellent Practice in Primary School Award”. Although they didn’t win on this

New app can help you get to the root of challenging behaviour (guest post)

Graham Chatterley is a regular guest blogger for Axcis. As a school leader in an SEMH setting, he knows all about how “challenging” behaviour can be a mask for other SEND needs. His new app aims to help other professionals to identify

Bullying – An Emotional Issue, by Dr. Emily Lovegrove, AKA “The Bullying Doctor” (Guest Blog)

Dr Emily Lovegrove (BSc. PhD), AKA “The Bullying Doctor” is a psychologist who specialises in developing successful anti-bullying strategies. She is a popular speaker and trainer in this area, as well as being the author of ‘Help! I’m being bullied’. She has very