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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Resources to reduce and respond to self-harm and suicidal intent

Date: March 12 2019

Developed to support a whole school culture of early intervention and support around student mental health, and partnership working with CAMHS services, for deaf children and young people, and those on the autism spectrum.  These resources include: Simple tools to promote a shared understanding of managing risk, risk assessments, and the language used around mental... Find out more

The Work Life Ready Curriculum and Wheel

Date: March 12 2019

The Work Life Ready Curriculum and Wheel is a post 16 transition tool promoting positive outcomes, mental health and real-life skills learning. It covers 7 key areas: Personal Development, Daily & Living Skills, Money Management, Accessing the Community, Work Ready / Employability, Mental Health and Well-being, Learning and Development. Currently in development at Muntham House... Find out more

Reducing Exclusion: Early Intervention Approach

Date: March 12 2019

This programme helps schools develop a sustainable, whole school, proactive approach to reducing exclusions, through support for pupils with challenging behaviour, and social, emotional, and mental health needs. It is rooted in trauma-informed approaches. “We now have a process for pupils we are struggling with, who we feel are at risk of exclusion. The framework... Find out more

The Ambitious Framework: Educational approach for children with autism

Date: March 12 2019

The Ambitious Framework aims to enable schools and colleges to provide high-quality education for children and young people with autism whilst prioritising dignity, respect, and compassion. The framework is based on School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS). Part one provides tools to help settings review their practice, including a self-review tool, and a case study... Find out more

The Needs Led Curriculum

Date: March 12 2019

A universal framework that supports individuals with SEND to accelerate their development against both academic and broader outcomes. The Needs Led Curriculum incorporates 32 strands and over 1,000 outcomes. As well as core skill development in reading, writing and maths, there are four further foci: Learning to learn  Functional independence Language and communication  Myself and... Find out more

The Quality of Life Network and Framework

Date: March 12 2019

A whole school system for measuring, and working to improve, student and family Quality of Life (QoL) in three key areas: social participation, well-being, and independence. “The innovative QoL framework you have developed has a positive life-changing impact on pupils and their families.” OFSTED July 2019 The QoL network of over 50 schools is currently... Find out more

Music for All

Date: March 12 2019

A music assessment framework developed for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), but accessible for all children, which maximises learning across all areas of the wider curriculum. It provides a music assessment framework to support teachers to deliver effective music education to all children, however complex their needs, and demonstrates how music supports... Find out more

The Sex Factor: RSE Pack for young people with complex neurodisabilities

Date: March 12 2019


A training and resource pack to enhance pupil learning and teacher confidence in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). The pack contains 30 stories on 4 themes (Relationships, Diversity, Safety and Puberty), which read as lesson plans and include a resource list and suggested assessment questions.  The pack also includes guidance in: Working with parents Useful... Find out more

Count on Words: Maths vocabulary sessions

Date: March 12 2019


A programme to support students’ development of maths vocabulary, increasing their access to mathematical learning, and their ability to achieve in Maths. Developed for D/deaf children, those with Developmental Language Disorder or English Language Learners, and children with low language levels. The programme includes five5 30-40 minute sessions on key maths topics, with discussion activities,... Find out more