Andrea McGarry

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Graubünden: Switzerland's national park

Switzerland has only one national park - but what a park it is<p>In the summer months it's refreshing to be in the great outdoors; but there is great outdoors, and there is extraordinary outdoors. Top of the list of extraordinary outdoor experiences is the Swiss national park (nationalpark.ch). It's …

National Parks

A day in the life of a special educational needs coordinator

When I ask myself the question, "what's it like being a special educational needs coordinator (SENCo)?", I immediately imagine a cartoon waiter hurrying around balancing a dozen plates while also trying to attend to customers as they stop him on his way. But then I quickly turn away from the …

When it comes to special educational needs, the government is helping a few but ignoring thousands of others

The legislation on special educational needs working its way through parliament has received broad support and has even been described as landmark legislation. I hope this proves to be the case. But the difficulties of achieving its main goal, which is to bring together health, education and social …

Headteachers left confused over SEN funding rules

Louise Brock was keen for her daughter Ruby, who has Down's syndrome, to go to a mainstream school. But finding somewhere that could offer her the support she needed was difficult.<p>"I had to take her out of one school because she wasn't writing her name, her speech wasn't developing and they [staff] …

The special educational needs reforms are a lost opportunity

<i>Barry Huggett is headmaster of More House School in Surrey and chairs the special needs committee of the Independent Schools Council.</i><p>The wall of Barry Huggett's office is lined from floor to ceiling with neat rows of files – one for each of his 460 children. They're packed with letters from staff …

Special Needs Children - Tips, Therapy, and More

TeachMate365, A Platform For Special Needs Educators, Launches With $3M In Funding

Organizing special needs education is often complicated because teachers have to juggle learning materials for students with different requirements. TeachMate365, a new cloud-based teaching platform developed by education technology startup SpecialNeedsWare and Boston Children’s Hospital, wants to …