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Poverty and Special Needs: A quarter of FSM pupils have SEND

At LKMco we are deeply concerned by the profound links between children having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and growing up in poverty; as well as the additional barriers these children face in accessing the support they need. Urgent action is needed to remove those barriers. The government has had some success in encouraging schools across …

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Fair access means universities levelling the playing field on personal statements

The Sutton Trust’s recent report, ‘Making a Statement’, argues that teachers’ and admissions tutors do not always have the same opinion as to what makes a good personal statement and that this affects pupils chances of getting into top universities. As someone who line manages my school’s sixth form this worries me. Writing a personal …

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Joining the Dots: sharing SEND best practice

We’ve spent a lot of time of time at LKMco recently reading, talking, thinking and writing about how the education system works for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents. You can read “Joining the Dots” a report we’ve written for the Driver Youth Trust about recent policy changes in England …

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Aspirations: an overview of the research

Presentation on the ‘aspiration myth’ by Dr Sam Baars and Eleanor Bernardes of LKMco for the Somerset Association of Secondary Heads (SASH) For more information email [email protected] or [email protected] Or click on the image below to download     SASH pp v2

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