Published on: 05 Oct 2022
Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum Newsletter
April 2022 - Latest Recording HERE
Some children with ASD have a hard time applying what they’ve learned in one setting (such as the therapist’s office or school) to others, including the home. For example, the child may use sign language at school to communicate, but never think to do so at home. Creating consistency in your child’s environment is the best way to reinforce learning. Find out what your child’s therapists are doing and continue their techniques at home. Exploring the possibility of having therapy take place in more than one place in order to encourage your child to transfer what he or she has learned from one environment to another. It’s also important to be consistent in the way you interact with your child and deal with challenging behaviors. To read more about how we can best support ASD check out this website HERE.
UK release SEND Review outlining updates on alternative provision in England
Key highlights include:
Updated standards for identification Recommended increase in resources for provision Mandatory qualifications for SENDCOs Improved tracking and centralised data collection for SEND students. Read the whole paper HERE.
Private Schools Scrap Quarantine - The National
Private schools in Dubai no longer require close contacts of Covid-19 cases to quarantine under new rules. Pupils are now also permitted to remove face masks when outside as part of the changes, which came days after the UAE began unwinding restrictions to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. As of February 26, masks have been optional outside across the UAE. Read more HERE
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Wednesday announced the results of the 15th edition of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The CTET was held from December 16, 2021 to January 21, 2022. Find out more HERE
After finding out details about a stranger, we mistakenly think that they also know about us. As a result, we act more honestly around them, according to a recent study in Nature. And this can have a real-world impact: the team finds that after residents are given biographical information about neighbourhood police officers, the crime rate in nearby areas reduces. Read more HERE
Hollie Raises Funds for Heroes of Hope
Founder @hollie.murphy_hoh will be doing 4Ultras, in 4 days in 4 different sports to raise much needed funds for @heroes_of_hope_ and @aljalilauae. From the 31st March- 3 April she will be aiming to complete 50km on a Paddle board, 150 on a bike, 10km swim and 50km run. Heroes hope operates as a non profit organisation so all proceeds go towards our heroes so we can give them the very best opportunities. To donate please click on the link in the @heroes_of_hope_ bio.
Team AngelWolf is a not for profit foundation that promotes an inclusive, active life with People of Determination.
Students across all grades also say they worry about things that are going on in their lives or the world around them. For the last five years, a percentage of students in Grades 6 to 9 have consistently felt connected to adults at their school. For the last four years, 82 per cent of students in Grades 10 to 12 have consistently said they felt optimistic about life. Over the years, 88 per cent of students in Grades 10 to 12 have continued to report they felt a sense of belonging to their friendship groups.
For more highlights click HERE
Global Report on Private Education 2021/2022 - UNESCO
Non-state actors’ role extends beyond provision of schooling to interventions at various education levels and influence spheres. Alongside its review of progress towards SDG 4, including emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the 2021/2 Global Education Monitoring Report urges governments to see all institutions, students and teachers as part of a single system. Standards, information, incentives and accountability should help governments protect, respect and fulfill the right to education of all, without turning their eyes away from privilege or exploitation. Publicly funded education does not have to be publicly provided but disparity in education processes, student outcomes and teacher working conditions must be addressed. Efficiency and innovation, rather than being commercial secrets, should be diffused and practised by all. To that end, transparency and integrity in the public education policy process need to be maintained to block vested interests. Read more HERE
This interesting conference looks at supporting people of determination and those who experience chronic pain or woulds. It is a free to all conference where insights into support and development are shared from medical and psychological experts. Find out more HERE.
Free webinar on Managing Challenging Behaviour for schools
This awesome Webinar demonstrates usable and practical tips for supporting students behaviour. Check it out HERE.
Free Live Webinars in Education
This webinar explores closing the gaps where students have lost out on learning over the past 2 years.
This webinar dives into supporting students remotely who have special educational needs.
Education UAE have some awesome articles in their current issue
The Education Cost Index and Fee Framework were created in partnership with Dubai government agencies such as the Dubai Statistics Centre, the Department of Economic Development, and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
Following the release of the newest Education Cost Index, private schools in Dubai will not be eligible for any fee increases for the 2022-23 academic year (ECI). Read more about this HERE
Teach Middle East: Developing robust Safeguarding in schools
How can we ensure that our schools are a safe space for students - check out TME article for amazing advice and tips around safeguarding HERE
Next Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum
Innovations in Research
Ensuring universal access to education is an effective and sustainable means of empowering people with visual impairment and blindness. Literature confirms that blindness of a person is not a barrier for learning, yet past research brings about a range of diverse obstacles for productive engagement in education due to universities being designed for sighted persons. Given that the persons with impairment are looked after comparatively better in the western world than in the developing nations for realising their challenging academic goals. Purpose of this paper is to present the findings of a comprehensive study on the academic work of persons with visual impairment and blindness
Spiritual Development in students K-12
This research paper presents four pillars of civilization- freedom, science and technology, mutual accommodation and compassion. The emphasis in the West since the Renaissance has been on freedom and science. The latter two pillars are needed if civilization is to thrive. This paper outlines ways to educate for mutual accommodation and compassion, how K-12 schools can educate their students to embody these four pillars to promote wellbeing.
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