Candidate of the Term: Winter 2019 – Nominations Now Open

Do you have an Axcis contractor who is doing a great job this term? Do you want to nominate them for an award? Find out what’s on offer and how to nominate them here.

About the Axcis Candidate of the Term Awards

At Axcis, we are extremely proud of the fantastic work our SEND teachers and support staff do every day in the classroom. We know that being a supply worker isn’t easy; often you are thrown in the deep end with challenging classes and little time to read up on school policy or procedure and your work could end at any given moment. And yet, we hear so much fantastic feedback about our candidates that we feel it is only right to give a bit of recognition where we can. Read on to find out how to nominate your favourite Axcis contractor for our Winter 2019 awards.

What are we looking for?

We want to hear from you if you have an Axcis contractor who you feel has done a fantastic job, or who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. We know that it’s not just classroom practice that makes for a good supply worker – it’s also reliability, punctuality and willingness to step out of their usual role and take on things like school productions, trips and other extra-curricular work. Or perhaps they’ve helped to support other members of the team, made awesome strides forward with the children they work with and helped to affect positive change in the school they’ve been placed in. Whatever your reason, we are open to hearing about it!

How do I nominate?

Simply email if you have an Axcis contractor you’d like to nominate for an award, or contact your consultant. We have three £50 shopping vouchers to give out to our winners – intended for them to treat themselves to something nice! The deadline for entries is 29th November 2019, with winners to be announced a few days later. When you contact us, you’ll need to state the name of the contractor, along with the name of the school they are working in. We’d also like a short statement on why they should be considered for the award – it doesn’t need to be an essay – just a sentence or two. All nominees will receive a certificate of appreciation, so even if your Axcis contractor doesn’t win, don’t worry – they’ll still know they are appreciated, and this is what it’s all about, after all!

Added bonus – £50 voucher for schools!

We will also be presenting a £50 voucher to the schools which nominated our winning contractors – what a super added bonus!

Don’t delay – do it today!

So, if you have staff from Axcis and would like them to be recognised for the fantastic work they are doing, don’t put it off – drop us an email now and we will make sure they are in the running to be considered for an award. We know you value their hard work, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make sure they know too.

Simple Bonfire Night Baking Ideas

Are you looking for some simple, fun baking projects to do with your children for Bonfire Night on November 5th? At Axcis, we’ve shortlisted three ideas for their simplicity, effectiveness and ease on the wallet.

1 – Edible Sparklers

Edible sparklers are a great, simple treat for Bonfire Night

You will need:

  • Breadsticks
  • Chocolate
  • Sprinkles

This simple project can be done by bakers of any age or ability level. In fact, it doesn’t really need any baking at all! Simply melt some chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (you may wish to keep a heat source under it to keep it melted – it depends how long you want to spend on the activity, really!) Then take some breadsticks (or any stick-shaped biscuit/cracker), dip it in chocolate and then roll it in sprinkles. You could also call these edible magic wands (if the kids are into that sort of thing.) Voila! A simple, effective and cheap Bonfire Night treat which won’t have your kids climbing the walls due to a crazy-high sugar content – ideal for younger children.

2 – Marshmallow Treats on Sticks

Andy loves a sweet treat!

You will need:

  • Marshmallows (we like the giant ones!)
  • Chocolate
  • Sprinkles
  • Kebab skewers or paper straws (dependent on whether you want to be able to do some toasting or not!)

Following the theme of dipping stuff in chocolate and rolling it in sprinkles, how about using marshmallows instead of breadsticks to create a treat with a campfire-feel? You could add banana or other fruit and create a mini-kebab, or you could keep it simple and just use a single marshmallow – this is an idea with plenty of customisable options depending on the tastes of your audience. It also opens up the possibility of some marshmallow toasting – what says “fire-based treat” more than that to most children (and adults)?

3 – “Torch” Cones

You will need:

  • Ice cream cones (we like the flat bottomed ones – easier to stand while baking!)
  • Cake Mix
  • Icing Mix
  • Orange and yellow food colouring
  • Piping bag (or sandwich bag)

By now, most of us have seen cupcakes baked into ice cream cones. It’s a simple yet effective way to both reduce waste (say goodbye to cupcake cases) while at the same time adding some visual interest to your bakes. You can choose any sponge cake recipe to fill your cones (don’t fill them all the way up – you need to leave room for your icing), so whatever your personal taste is, you can customise these cones to suit. In fact, how about making a toffee apple flavoured sponge for the ultimate Bonfire Night feel?

Once baked, allow your cones to cool, then mix up a batch of buttercream. Divide it in half and colour one lot orange and the other yellow, then spoon each one into the same piping bag (or cut the corner off a plastic sandwich bag and use that). The mix of colours can then be piped onto your cakes to create a stunning “fire” to light your torches with.

Are you seeking special needs staff or a SEND job?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

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Simple Halloween Craft Ideas with Forest School and PE links!

Halloween is coming

At Axcis, we are always on the lookout for simple, fun craft ideas which you can do with your classes. We’ve found a selection of simple Halloween craft ideas which you could try in the run up to October 31st.


These Halloween craft ideas are especially good if you have a forest school or like to do woodland crafts with your classes. Using mostly natural materials, you can create some great decorations. This can be combined with a lovely woodland walk to gather the materials, too!

Hazel Broomstick

Broomstick craft!

All you need for this activity is a length of hazel (or any other wood) about 4 feet in length plus some bunches of thinner sticks/bushy off-cuts. You may need to use a saw to cut lengths down (cue: adult help!) and you may also like to use some secateurs to trim your broom head to an even length once you finish. The only other item you’ll need is some twine or string and you’re good to go!


Simply bunch your twiggy sections up around one end, tie on tightly with string and trim. Be careful with this activity as swinging sticks can easily whack into other children but provided there is enough space and adequate adult help/supervision, this is a fantastic activity to do with children at Halloween. Oh, and you could even tie in some PE and have some broomstick races after!


Conker Spiders

Conker Spider

You’ll need to pre-drill some holes in conkers for this activity, but once you have done that, most children will love choosing pipe cleaner legs for their little eight-legged friend! Add some googly eyes and a string to hang it from and voila! you have a conker spider. Such a simple, fun and engaging activity for children to get involved with – why not give it a try?


Pine Cone Bats

Pine cone bat

Our third and final idea for some Halloween craft activities is a pine cone bat. Once you have collected a decent range of pine cones, either provide pre-cut felt/paper shapes, or give children a template to use and they can get decorating! You can also tie some string around if it you’d like to hang this (but remember that bats sleep upside-down, so if you’re making a sleepy bat, why not curl it’s wings around it and hang it upside-down?)


Are you looking for SEND work or staff?

Axcis are the leading company specialising in SEND recruitment, so if you are looking for a job, why not register on our website today? Or if you’re a school seeking a member of SEND teaching or support staff, contact us today to see how we can help.



SEND News Roundup

At Axcis, we are thrilled to be associated with the National Autistic Society and nasen. Each month, we bring you the latest news highlights from our partners, so if you’d like to know what’s been happening with these great organisations and in the world of SEND, read on.

nasen News

Below you’ll find a list of the latest SEND news from our friends at nasen. Each title is clickable and the link will take you to their website where you can find the full story.

Axcis are proud to sponsor nasen

National Autistic Society News

Below you’ll find a list of some of the latest autism news, compiled by our friends at Network Autism, the professional arm of the National Autistic Society. Each title is clickable and the link will take you to their website where you can find the full story.

Axcis are pleased to sponsor the National Autistic Society

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

What is Makaton and why is it useful at special needs schools?

We are often on the lookout for candidates who can use Makaton, but what is it? Where can you find Makaton training courses? And why is it so useful in many of the schools we work with? Find out here.

Axics are proud to offer a CPD course on non-verbal communication which includes an introduction to Makaton.

What is Makaton?

According to the official Makaton charity:

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

Why not use British Sign Language (BSL)?

British Sign Language is a fantastic system for non-verbal communicators. However, it can be quite complicated and time-consuming to learn. Some of the signs also require a relatively high degree of dexterity or physical accuracy. For these reasons, younger learners or those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) may find the system difficult to master. This is where alternative non-verbal communication programmes like Makaton come in. They offer a more simplified method of communication which offers a fantastic alternative for those for which BSL is unsuitable. They also support those who are partially verbal, or working towards full verbal communication effectively.

Examples of Makaton

There is an official Makaton YouTube channel where you can see loads of examples of this method of communication, as well as videos giving information about the courses available.

We also have some examples of non-verbal communication on our own Axcis YouTube channel – why not take a look?

Makaton Training Courses

Although we offer an introduction to non-verbal communication to our candidates at Axcis, we are not official Makaton Trainers – we simply aim to give information about the system and point people in the right direction if they want to undertake official training. If you want to do a course, the best place to look is on the official Makaton website, where you can find information about Makaton courses running near you.

Makaton Jobs

if you are a Makaton user and are looking for a job where you can utilise your skills, then look no further! At Axcis, we are always on the lookout for staff with this training to work in our partner schools. We are often approached to find Makaton trained staff – so if you might be interested in classroom based work in England or Wales, why not register on the Axcis website today? It’s free and takes just a few minutes. Once you are registered for Makaton Jobs, we will put you in touch with your personal consultant who will discuss your situation in more detail and help to find you a suitable role.

Sensory Baking Recipes For Children

Cooking with children can be great fun and a hugely sensory experience, full of textures, colours and smells. Why not explore these simple sensory recipes that can be made at home or in the classroom?

What are the benefits of baking with kids?

There are a ton of benefits to getting children involved with cooking, such as:

  • Learning about hygiene – always wash your hands and tie back long hair when cooking!
  • Learning about weights and measures – great to feed into mathematics lessons
  • Understanding different food groups and healthy eating
  • Learning about safety around knives, hot ovens/hobs etc.
  • Developing communication skills – particularly if working in pairs/groups
  • Using cooking as a therapy tool. The sensory experience can be very relaxing!

Simple Sensory Recipes


If you’re looking for a simple sensory recipe, trifle is a great one to try! You can keep it simple by making jelly and pouring it over ready made sponge, then adding a layer of custard when set and topping with cream, or you can step up your game by making fresh sponge to put in the bottom, and/or adding fresh fruit to the jelly layer for an opportunity to discuss the benefits of healty(er!) eating.

Sensory and learning opportunities with trifle

The sensory opportunities are great with trifle. The jelly feels stretchy and wobbly to break up and put into a jug – and it smells amazing too. Watching the lumps dissolve is a fun visual activity as well as giving children a great opportunity to get involved physically with stirring to help speed up the process (another opportunity for learning – why does stirring make the jelly dissolve faster?). Making a trifle also teaches patience as you need time to allow each layer to set before adding the next. Making custard from powder is a chance to talk about Non-Newtonian fluids with more able learners (see our other blog about that if you don’t know what those are!) And touching custard powder itself is also another different sensory experience (and who doesn’t love the smell of custard while it cooks on the stove?!). Finally, whipping the cream gives a chance to watch another liquid change state as it stiffens ready to be piped or spread over the top of the trifle.

And let’s not forget about the sense of taste… trifle TASTES AMAZING! A great reward for the patience of waiting for the pudding to set to perfection!


Making cookies has to be a home economics classic! The options for customisation are endless, and there are literally thousands of recipes to choose from. You could go for big, chewy cookies, or shorter biscuit style bakes. This page has a great range of cookie recipes to take a look at.

Sensory and learning opportunities with cookies

The basic ingredients for making cookies usually include flour, sugar, butter and an egg. The first step of measuring the ingredients is great for supporting numeracy skills. Breaking eggs is not only fun but also allows children to enjoy the change of texture from hard and sharp to slimy and gooey… extra credits if you use your fingers to separate your egg! Flour is soft and powdery – children could try spreading some on the work surface and writing their name in it with their fingers to add a bit of literacy to the session. You could also try bringing in a range of different food flavourings for children to smell and decide which to add to their cookie dough. You could include peppermint, lemon, almond, vanilla or even more adventurous options which exist these days such as bubble gum flavouring! You could do the same with food colourings – but be careful with what you add as some additives can have adverse effects on children… you don’t want to fill them with blue food colouring and have them bouncing off the walls! Again, there is a great opportunity for adding healthier ingredients such as oats, fruit and nuts, too. The smell of cookies baking is wonderful and as this is a project that can be completed in a single lesson, they can be enjoyed warm on the day or taken home for friends and family to enjoy.


Like cookies, cupcakes present a fantastically versatile option for a baking session with children. You can either stick with a pre-written recipe (you can find a host of ideas here) or you can explain the magic ratio (2oz fat, SR flour and sugar for each egg used) and allow the children to design their own recipe – deciding which type of fat and sugar they will use (i’d stick with regular SR flour for the sake of ease unless you have gluten-intolerant individuals to consider) and what they will add to their mix to make their recipe unique. Then there is the decoration… water icing, buttercream, jam fillings, chocolate ganache, fondant… again the options are endless!

Sensory and learning opportunities with cupcakes

As with cookies, you can get some numeracy in by measuring your ingredients carefully, and you can enjoy the process of breaking eggs and exploring the slimy texture before adding them to the bowl. Mixing the batter can be done by hand and gives a bit of physical interaction for children – those with energy to burn might like to see how fluffy they can get their mixture to be! Exploring the shapes, colours, smells and textures of any fruits, nuts or other added ingredients is yet another super sensory opportunity. Carefully using spoons to transfer the mix to cake cases is great for dexterity, and the smell of baking cupcakes… well who doesn’t love that?! Then there is the decoration! If you choose to use buttercream or a ganache to decorate your cupcakes, the action of spreading or piping the mix can be good fun. Fondant icing is like play dough – so while the cakes are baking, children could use colours to dye their fondant, rolling pins to get it nice and thin and cutters to make beautiful shapes to decorate their cakes with once they have cooled down. Alternatively, fondant could be used to make 3D models to go on top of cakes – it can be as simple or as complex as you like!

All baking is sensory baking!

At the end of the day, baking or cooking anything is a hugely sensory experience – you can take any recipe or process and pull it apart to explore the learning and sensory opportunities – so next time you are doing home economics at school, remember to explore these elements fully. And if you have any sensory recipes you want to share, feel free to post your suggestions in the comments section below.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff in England or Wales?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Axcis Education Recruitment Devon & Cornwall Now Officially Open!

On Monday the 30th September, our Devon & Cornwall office was officially opened by Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive Officer of nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs). So – if you work in a school or alternative provision in Devon or Cornwall and need help with your staffing needs, get in touch to find out more!

Professor Adam Boddison, Chief Executive Officer of nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs) opening the new Axcis Devon & Cornwall office.

What are other schools in Devon & Cornwall saying about Axcis?

As an SEN SLT looking for interim work, I came across Axcis Education just after they opened in Devon. To learn that specialise solely within the SEND sector was reassuring as my previous experience of using recruitment agencies highlighted a need for dedicated, flexible and experienced SEND staff across the South West. With a dedicated SEND recruiter now covering Devon, I feel confident that when we next need flexible or specialist recruitment support, Axcis Education have the expertise to provide vital recruitment support. 

I was invited to attend the opening of Axcis Devon & Cornwall. As a specialist SEN school, we often struggle to find agency staff with the right skills and experience for our setting. Now that I know Axcis has opened an office locally, I’ll not only be calling them when I have last-minute staffing needs, I will also be letting my colleagues at other provisions know about them, too!

Want to find out more about Axcis Education Recruitment Devon & Cornwall?

if you’re interested in working with Axcis Education Recruitment Devon & Cornwall, but would first like to know more about us, why not give our friendly team a call on 0139 294 9022 for a no-obligation chat? Alternatively, one of our consultants would be happy to come and visit you at your provision to ensure that they have a full understanding of your needs before embarking on any recruitment on your behalf.

Are you looking for teaching or support work in Devon or Cornwall?

If you are a candidate looking for a new special needs teaching or support job, our friendly Devon & Cornwall team would be happy to have a chat with you. You can call them on 0139 294 9022 or email Or alternatively, if you’d like to register for work, you can do so completely free of charge on our website. Once your registration is complete, our team will contact you to discuss the best way forward with your job hunt.

Dyslexia Support Materials

What is dyslexia (otherwise known as specific learning difficulties)? What are the signs and symptoms? How can you support children with the condition in your classroom? Find out the answers to these questions and more here.

What is dyslexia?

The Rose Report in 2009 offered a definition of dyslexia which is widely accepted. It is as follows:

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed.

What are the signs of dyslexia?

If you are a teacher or classroom practitioner and want to know what to look out for, the following signs or symptoms could mean that a child in your class has dyslexia:

  • Difficulty learning new words
  • Difficulty spelling
  • Difficulty reading, or reading below expected level for age
  • Problems forming words correctly, such as reversing sounds in words or confusing words that sound alike
  • Problems remembering or naming letters, numbers and colours
  • Difficulty learning nursery rhymes or playing rhyming games
  • Problems processing and understanding what he or she hears
  • Difficulty finding the right word or forming answers to questions
  • Problems remembering the sequence of things
  • Difficulty seeing (and sometimes hearing) similarities and differences in letters and words
  • Inability to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word
  • Spending an unusually long time completing tasks that involve reading or writing
  • Avoiding activities that involve reading – this could manifest as “bad behaviour” so always remember to look out for a pattern or root cause!

Where can I find dyslexia support materials?

Dyslexia has been well documented for quite some time. As a result, there is a wealth of useful information out there to help you with your classroom practice. Here are some to get you started:

  • Our partners at nasen have published a useful booklet with plenty of guidance in it.
  • The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust is funded by the DfE and contains lots of articles and advice on supporting children with dyslexia.
  • Dyslexia International have lots of links to games, worksheets and apps you may find useful.
  • This dyslexia mind map is a useful summary of signs and symptoms which could be useful for staff training or to put up in the staff room.
  • If you are a KS3 or 4 teacher, this guide on marking the written work of dyslexic pupils could prove very handy
  • This report published by the Northern Irish government contains a wealth of useful information on supporting dyslexic pupils

Are you looking for a special needs teaching or support job in England or Wales?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

What is Dyspraxia and how can you support students who have it?

If you need to know about what dyspraxia is, what the symptoms are and how you can effectively support students in your classroom with the condition, then look no further!

What is dyspraxia?

According to the NHS:

Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for their age, and appear to move clumsily.

What causes dyspraxia?

It is not actually known what causes dyspraxia but it is thought to be related to abnormal neural development rather than by direct brain injury.

What are the symptoms of dyspraxia?

Individuals with dyspraxia may exhibit a range of symptoms, including:

Poor gross motor coordination skills (large movements) – i.e:

  • Difficulty with balance (i.e. going up and down hills, riding a bike, walking along a beam)
  • Poor hand-eye coordination (i.e. catching a ball, throwing accurately)
  • Clumsy movements when walking/running
  • Lack of rhythm when dancing
  • Tendency to trip/fall over or walk into things more than others of same developmental age

Poor fine motor coordination skills (small movements) – i.e:

  • Lack of manual dexterity – i.e. tying shoe laces, building small models etc
  • Difficulty holding a pen and writing neatly
  • Difficulty fastening buttons, using keys

Poorly established hand dominance – i.e:

  • May switch between hands when writing, colouring, painting etc

Other difficulties noted may include:

  • Speech and language – such as repeating themselves or using inappropriate volume when speaking
  • Eye movements – i.e. difficulty tracking a moving object
  • Perception – i.e. sensitivity to noise, light. touch, smell, taste may be inhibited or exaggerated
  • Learning and memory – i.e. difficulties organising thoughts, may be messy or struggle when given more than one task at a time to complete, poor recall
  • Emotion and behaviour – i.e. may struggle to read emotions in others or may become easily emotional, distressed, angry etc. This may lead to not wanting to take part in activities or easily fall “off-task”

How can you support children with dyspraxia?

There are a number of things classroom practitioners can do to support children with the condition. Here are some top tips:

1. One thing at a time

Rather than give children a string of instructions, focus on giving just one instruction at a time. Two or more instructions can cause a dyspraxic child to get in a muddle.

2. Repeat

All children benefit from having instructions and messages repeated and dyspraxic children in particular. Constantly check that children have understood what has been said and what they need to do.

3. Tick-off

Help children with ways to remember information by using lists and diaries so they can tick off things they do as they go.

4. Avoid comparisons

Never allow a dyspraxic child to be compared to an able child as this is disastrous. Don’t compare full stop!

5. Strategic placement

Dyspraxic children shouldn’t be placed in the thick of the action but away from distractions where they can easily focus on their teacher.

6. Materials

A sloping desk or angle board will help as will pencil grips or equipment specifically designed for dyspraxic learners. 

7. Praise

Applaud every effort and every accomplishment however small. Dyspraxic children will be used to repeated doses of failure so take every opportunity to boost their self-esteem and celebrate all successes.

8. Chunk

Dyspraxic children will find it hard to absorb and interpret information so allow them plenty of time, teach in small bursts and chunk your time so they can achieve and rest.

9. One to one

When possible, try to teach on a personal one to one level and never remove them from a class for support as this will only stigmatise them. Remember that they will need extra help and supervision in practical subjects so encourage team work.

10. Prepare

Make sure children are prepared in advance for any changes to established routines as without doing so will be stressful.

The Dyspraxia Foundation also has a section dedicated to children and young people. Their site also has lots of useful articles for those looking for further information about this condition.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

Useful ADHD Resources

Are you looking for useful information or resources to support children in your school or alternative provision who have ADHD? If so, this article is for you!

What is ADHD?

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A person with ADHD has differences in brain development which can lead to difficulties concentrating or controlling motor function effectively.

What causes ADHD?

The cause of ADHD is not fully understood. However, there is some speculation that it may be caused by genetic factors, or by interruptions to neural devleopment or function, such as brain injury or premature birth (the latest studies suggest that prematurely born children may be up to 80% more likely to develop ADHD than their full-term counterparts).

Symptoms of ADHD

The NHS website tells us that the symptoms of ADHD are well defined and usually noticeable in children before the age of 6. They are:


The main signs of inattentiveness are:

  • having a short attention span and being easily distracted
  • making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork
  • appearing forgetful or losing things
  • being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time-consuming
  • appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions
  • constantly changing activity or task
  • having difficulty organising tasks

Hyperactivity and impulsiveness

The main signs of hyperactivity and impulsiveness are:

  • being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings
  • constantly fidgeting
  • being unable to concentrate on tasks
  • excessive physical movement
  • excessive talking
  • being unable to wait their turn
  • acting without thinking
  • interrupting conversations
  • little or no sense of danger

These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child’s life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.

Useful ADHD resources

The ADHD foundation has a wonderful booklet giving lots of information about ADHD and how children with the condition can be effectively supported at school. There is also an entire section on their website dedicated to schools which may be of interest.

Our partners at nasen also have some brilliant publications for supporting children with ADHD. For example, their book; Successfully Teaching and Managing Children with ADHD: A Resource for SENCOs and Teachers (nasen spotlight) is a fantastic book offering lots of information, advice and support strategies. This really is essential reading for classroom practitioners. In fact, we are giving a copy away in our latest giveaway, so why not enter for a chance to win (giveaway is running throughout October 2019).

ADHD and You is another site with a useful resource book that is worth taking a look at – find it here.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

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