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How research can have a place in the maths classroom: brief reflections on The Telegraph Festival of Education 2017

  How can maths teachers make lessons relevant to their students? How can teachers use research to impact their classroom practice? How can teachers make their classrooms a welcoming space to lead to engagement that then has a knock on effect to learning? These were the questions that were subconsciously buzzing around in my head …

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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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