7 ways the UK school funding formula steals our hope

1) Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that U.K. schools will see an average 8% real-terms reduction in per-pupil funding between 2014 and 2020. The overall funding is basically static, but there are large additional expenses. The shortfall can only be met by staff cuts. 2) Schools need staff beyond teachers. Having a TA in theContinue reading “7 ways the UK school funding formula steals our hope”

12 things I hate about indirect speech therapy

1) She has enough challenges in her learning without diverting her teacher to be a ‘shadow speech therapist’ 2) She has enough challenges engaging  with her peers without diverting her teaching assistant to be a ‘shadow speech therapist’ 3) You’re trading quantified targets (e.g. speech sounds) against softer unspecified goals (e.g. answer a question inContinue reading “12 things I hate about indirect speech therapy”

New words for me

I’ve put together a little glossary HERE (or reachable through top menu). I find that it is helpful to understand the terminology & theory of Junior’s additional ‘needs’ so that I can plan for her better and have more effective conversations with healthcare professionals. And Google better.  I’m not a therapist myself – so I’ve written down theContinue reading “New words for me”