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    Excited to announce I will be starting my Theatre MA with Guildford School of Acting in Sept.

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    As someone new to working in the U.K. schooling system as well as a mum of an Pre-teen ADHD/ASD learner who is not ADHD/ASD ‘enough’ to have an EHCP, I find this editorial to be so true. Some of the detention/ discipline notices we have received are laughable. Notes, to justify his detentions, have said he ‘isn’t focused enough’, or ‘in the future he needs to think before he blurts out’, and ‘he needs to understand personal space’. We know he does, sometimes he even knows he does, and he tries, he tries so hard but on certain days the ‘mask’ cannot stay on for the full 6.5 hour day!So the question is, if EHCP doesn’t flash on our screen before we go to teach or cover a class and there are no SEN notes we can cram before a lesson or cover period, how can we help that unknown child, a child like my son?I was reminded today of an interesting point whilst listening to the Mind the Gap podcast, they said “young people emulate the behaviour shown’, so if we are showing annoyance, tension, and have a nihilistic attitude to the ‘situation’, will they feel the same? I also read another quote by Damian Barr “We are not all in the same boat… we are in the same storm. Some have yachts, some have canoes, and some are drowning. Just be kind and help whoever you can.”So, my take on this, one I will keep focused on this term, and beyond, is to face every school interaction with kindness, empathy, a desire to help, to teach, to create change. Everyone is a student, no one knows everything, if they did, we wouldn’t be be employed!Find the gold nugget in each child, each class, each day, then celebrate the find!Dave Clements, Teachwire, https://lnkd.in/edvbWJ3RWhen it comes to exclusions in schools, why are schools throwing out so many children with SEND? The latest school returns show that schools are more than three times to suspend these children compared to others. They’re four times as likely to permanently exclude them. Unless they have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that is, and all the support that should come with it. In this case they’re only twice as likely to be shown out the school gates, never to return. Typically, schools exclude these students for persistent disruptive behaviour. But like the suspension and exclusion letters sent home that their parents could paper their walls with, this doesn’t begin to describe what’s really going on.https://lnkd.in/eA36eAqf"

    Exclusions in schools – Students with SEND scandal - Teachwire https://www.teachwire.net

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    After, what is now, 18 years of teaching drama, today marks my first day as a Music Teacher and my first teaching post in a U.K. secondary school.The nerves are real, anticipation palpable, brain somewhat overwhelmed. Learning and teaching a new subject has set my head into a spin and is reminding me of the panic that set in before my first English/Drama teaching role at Highbury Prep. Even though I am not classed as an ECT; today, and I am sure for most of this year, I should actually BE. There is so much to learn and re-learn, what with the syllabus, the U.K. schooling system, the team, the space and on.But I am ready for this challenge. The plan is in place to get my DET diploma, complete my QTLS to be classified as a ‘qualified’ teacher in the U.K. then a drama/performing arts role so I can live by my personal statement and help lots of young people find their voice.Dr Chris Baker posted an article recently through Teachwire , I wanted to include his closing ideas in this post for any/all SLTs out there.*How to create a psychologically safe environment for early career teachers*1. Speak lastListen to others before adding your input; going first may lead others to self-censor because their views don’t match.2. Propose provisionallyAlways leave room for discussion and alternative viewpoints3.Model vulnerabilityRecount personal mistakes or times of confusion so others can follow4. Regularly reset permissionsRemind staff about your desire for honesty and the importance of psychological safety5. Celebrate vulnerabilityPraise those who suggest, question and challenge6. Fail forwardTreat mistakes as stepping stones to further improvements and innovationThank you….and breathe,

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    Interesting read.https://lnkd.in/edvbWJ3R

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