My 2018 Churchill Fellowship looked at – Best practice for supporting bereaved children who have special educational needs/disabilities To read the full report click here Below you can read the conclusion and recommendations from my research. Report Conclusion My Fellowship sought to discover the current best practices in supporting bereaved children… Read More Churchill Fellowship – Conclusion & Recommendations
My Churchill Fellowship shone a light on the importance of all schools having bereavement policies, procedures and plans. Please consider signing Jane Dixon’s petition to the UK Government to make it compulsory for all schools to have bereavement plans. And to read my report click here.
Here is an article that I recently wrote for inclusiveteach.com The Birth of BackPocketTeacher Hands up, who returns from school with a bizarre range of things in their pockets? Stickers, symbols, bubbles, raisins, latex gloves….they’ve all been found in my pockets and also been seen spinning around my washing machine! As a SEND teacher I… Read More The Birth of BackPocketTeacher
After an incredible year planning, researching, travelling and writing my Churchill Fellowship report is complete and published on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust’s website. The needs of bereaved children with SEND must be acknowledged & supported. Help me spread the word and make a change. To read, download and share my report click here.
BackPocketTeacher now has an online shop! You can buy all of the books written by Sarah Helton of BackPocketTeacher from the BackPocketTeacher website.
I have a new book! I’m very excited as it’s currently being printed and will be available from February 14th 2019. ‘A jumble of knotted thoughts’ is a sensory story. It is a simple story that you read to children to help them process a death and to help them manage the emotions of bereavement… Read More New book by Sarah Helton
Well my 2018 Churchill Fellowship travels are complete, but it certainly isn’t the end – we’ve only just begun! Next, I start work writing up my findings and thoughts. After that I start pursing change…..better support for bereaved children with SEND. And along side all of that I have a range of new bereavement resources… Read More We’ve only just begun…..
My teaching career has lead me to teach a wide range of wonderful children, of varying ages and abilities, but until I visited Auburn University in January 2019 I had never taught a class at a university. Now I have and what a pleasure it was. I regularly train teachers in the UK and I… Read More A different kind of teaching
During 10 incredible days in Auburn I met 7 inspirational women. Each of them experts in the field of Education, Special Education, Rehabilitation and/or Counseling I am indebted to Dr. Cari Dunn for organising my schedule. My timetable at AU gave me the opportunity to teach two classes (more on this in a later blog)… Read More Auburn University – College of Education – Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling
A lot has changed since I attended Auburn University for my MEd in Early Childhood Special Education. The university now has a very impressive museum of fine art – the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art This museum is an excellent addition to the university and a place that I enjoyed spending time at… Read More ‘I feel crazy’ – AU Museum of Fine art