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Why I needed #DisabilityEd…

Ruth Golding recently announced #DisabilityEd’s launch in TES. This much needed organisation will raise awareness for teachers with invisible and physical disabilities, psychological conditions, autism, chronic diseases and cancer. As an ex-teacher and Type 1 diabetic, I welcome this news. Teaching whilst also managing a chronic disease can be tough. Like 37% of diabetics, diabetes …

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Period poverty: do DfE statistics speak for themselves?

The Department for Education’s recent report presents school absence statistics to investigate whether “disadvantaged girls are not attending school due to not being able to afford” menstruation products. However, we must avoid downplaying the reality of period poverty like the Department’s report appears to. DfE absence statistics don’t tell the whole story. What do DfE statistics …

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