Addressing secondary traumatic stress

Secondary trauma occurs when the act of supporting a traumatised young person becomes traumatic in itself – and it is a danger that teachers should be aware of. Darren Martindale advises

Editorial Comment: A SEND crisis is unfolding...

There is a crisis in supporting children with SEND. The funding that schools receive is simply inadequate to meet the increasing levels of need, says Paul Whiteman
Best Practice

Supporting EAL pupils

Two resources are published aimed at supporting pupils with English as an additional language ...

Knowledge Bank

Excellence in SEN

Welcome to Headteacher Update’s 2018 SEN supplement. All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEN ...



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