SENsory Goodies for under £10

I’ve been enjoying some downtime in week number one of the three week stretch I have off. Yes, the “you’ve got six weeks off?!” and “you’re so lucky to have the summer off” are expressions which vex me and are somewhat a myth for many within FE; it’s actually one of our busiest times of … Continue reading SENsory Goodies for under £10

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Autism and the Ofsted CQC Joint Local Area SEND Inspections

Last week saw the first two local area inspection letters released by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission since the publication of the joint inspection framework during the latter part of April 2016. Brighton and Hove and Bolton were the first areas to be inspected in May 2016 under the newly devised inspection which seeks to explore … Continue reading Autism and the Ofsted CQC Joint Local Area SEND Inspections

We’re all on the spectrum somewhere…

No, we’re really not! References to being somewhere on the vastness of the autistic spectrum really get my goat and are all too common. Similarly references to having ‘mild’ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I don’t live with either so I can’t confess to understand what it feels like to have either; I do however have … Continue reading We’re all on the spectrum somewhere…