Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

  In this film, on my #happyinschool YouTube channel, I talk about how we can start to discuss some of the tricky issues with our children, giving them time to make sense of them, before they go into a new setting (school) in the next few weeks. Some children are going up into secondary school … Continue reading Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

My book journey…

I started writing S.E.N.D. in the Clowns years ago; it started off as a collection of diary entries and was mainly cathartic – I would write through tears of injustice. Through increasingly detailed research, I could see there was a compelling story to tell. So here we are – my aim isn’t to tell a … Continue reading My book journey…

School Run: Home learning survival guide

Article published in The School Run: you can read the it here If your child has special educational needs, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and academic progress at home during the lockdown and school closures offers its own unique set of challenges.  Your success in supporting special educational needs children academically at home, is … Continue reading School Run: Home learning survival guide

Strengths-based Superpowers

“Focus on building your strengths rather than working so hard to overcome your perceived weaknesses.”   Susan Duffy Saw this quote on my Twitter feed and it inspired me to write this post: Your strengths are your superpower. Not sure what your strengths are? Ask your mum, your auntie, your cousin, your grandpa what you’re good … Continue reading Strengths-based Superpowers

3. Tips for Families of Children with Special Educational Needs (during a crisis)

Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus It’s been a dramatic start to the decade. Perhaps this will be the decade of change and evolution we all need. Change starts with us as individuals and families. News of Covid-19 has swept the globe so rapidly, it’s hard to remember what was in … Continue reading 3. Tips for Families of Children with Special Educational Needs (during a crisis)