Category Archives for : SEN

Good news from the DfE

Good news from the DfE

It is not often that an edict from the DfE is good news but many special schools with PMLD pupils will probably breathe a sigh of relief when they see.

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MEASURING ENGAGEMENT IN PRE-FORMAL STAGE PUPILS – WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

MEASURING ENGAGEMENT IN PRE-FORMAL STAGE PUPILS – WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

Back in 2017, the Rochford Panel pronounced on the future of SEND pupil assessment and recommended that all children with EHCPs should have their performance targets based primarily on the.

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The DfE wants you to use tech to reduce workloads

The DfE wants you to use tech to reduce workloads

Although the DfE is keen, in principle, to reduce teacher workloads, it seems that every pronouncement they make add further to the size of the task, especially when it comes.

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Ickburgh School – how they use Earwig to measure progress

Ickburgh School – how they use Earwig to measure progress

When I visit a school that runs Earwig it is very rewarding to see the enthusiasm of the staff that use it, particularly the Senior Leadership.  This generates a virtuous.

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OFSTED CIF IS NOW THE EIF – what’s the impact?

OFSTED CIF IS NOW THE EIF – what’s the impact?

Last autumn Ofsted introduced the new Education Inspection Framework. This made significant changes to the way that inspectors examine teaching evidence and pupil assessment data. So those stress-inducing ‘deep dives’.

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Ready to get engaged?

Ready to get engaged?

A summary of the DfE Engagement Model guidance   If you work with SLD or PMLD children you’ll have heard about the new Engagement Model, but you’re probably dreading having.

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Ofsted say: ‘Don’t take too much evidence’

Ofsted say: ‘Don’t take too much evidence’

Teachers close to burn out as stress levels rise There has been even more evidence produced that teachers are dangerously close to burn out. The 2019 Teacher Wellbeing report conducted by the.

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Earwig now holds 3 million images

Earwig now holds 3 million images

Earwig has just reached a new milestone of 3 million images saved by teachers within Earwig. (As well as 1.3 million records and over 130,000 videos all saved over the.

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PUPIL ASSESSMENT IN SEND IS IN A STATE OF FLUX

PUPIL ASSESSMENT IN SEND IS IN A STATE OF FLUX

When Earwig started life five years ago as a teaching evidence and assessment tool for schools, I had no idea that we would soon become the biggest repository of information.

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Are SEN schools doing too much assessment?

Are SEN schools doing too much assessment?

This seems like a strange question coming from a business that makes its money by selling pupil assessment software. But, because we provide the tools for more than 100 special.

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