Remembering Lucy Sarah Helton and Anna Novy Jessica Kingsley Publishers Coping with the death of a classmate is extremely difficult whether or not a child has special needs, but often children attending a SEND school find a bereavement can be confusing and sometimes, overwhelming. In this story young Joe talks about his particular school and… Read More Red Reading Hub reviews Remembering Lucy
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Being a campaigner is fun and hard work in equal measure. So far this week, I have co-presented at a Communication Matters conference in Leeds, been to a reception at the House of Lords and written this blog post on the train – and it’s only Tuesday! As the…
During my PGCE, we were asked to write a blog post every week on the course VLE. Although I appreciated the concern for how we were doing, I was never quite convinced by it, as the ‘blog’ was only read by the course tutors – and was therefore closer to what I would call an […]… Read More The first week…..By The Tetrapod
10 tips to help staff in their first year at a special school 1.Listen with your ears and eyes You will have read countless documents about the children in your new class, but the best way to really get to know them is through observation. Don’t be afraid to spend time observing your students. Set… Read More New to a special school?
All schools sadly experience death, but for special schools the frequency is often much greater. There are now 3 new resources available to support bereavement and loss in special schools (and other SEND settings). A Special Kind of Grief The complete guide for supporting bereavement and loss in special schools (& other SEND settings). This resource book is… Read More Resources to support bereavement & loss in special schools (& other SEND settings)
Today (August 21st 2017) is a great day! My children’s book ‘Remembering Lucy’ is now available. ‘Remembering Lucy’ is a story book about bereavement and grief in a special school. Joe, an 8-year-old boy who attends a special school, tells the story of his school and what happens when one of his friends, Lucy, dies. This book is sensitively… Read More ‘Remembering Lucy’ – out now!
Disability. For me this is just a word that means I have to work harder to find ways around things. So when I watch my sisters body boarding I am sure we can find a way for me to do it too. Thankfully I am surrounded by family as determined as I am; so with […]… Read More Anything is possible with determination.
I am delighted to have received copies of my second book ‘Remembering Lucy’. ‘Remembering Lucy’ is on sale from August 21st. It is a children’s story book about loss and grief in a school. Joe, an 8-year-old boy who attends a special school, tells the story of his school and what happens when one of… Read More Book 2 is here!
We worry so much about whether our children are where they are “supposed” to be. Are they performing at the right grade level, fitting in, playing soccer like all children seem obligated to these days? Life with a special needs kid can be so exhausting, it’s hard to see past getting through the next day…… via… Read More The importance of joy by Marieke Jones www.friendshipcircle.org
I’m pleased to announce the ‘Bereavement & Loss’ resource pack that I have developed with Widgit is now available. A set of resources designed for children, young people and their families to help them through the process of bereavement and loss including specific resources dealing with particular aspects of bereavement such as… Read More Bereavement & Loss symbol resources, a collaboration with Widgit