Like working with children? Have a spare room? You could be a foster carer.

foster carers

Manchester City Council are recruiting new foster carers - ideally people with experience of working with children who have a physical or learning disability. Is that you?

Fostering can mean taking in a child for a couple of nights, caring for a child for several months, or even having a child living with you for many years. 

foster carersChildren need different types of foster care depending on their circumstances. You can stick to a particular kind of fostering that suits you. Or you can try different kinds. It's up to you.

Kidz to Adultz Middle

Kidz to Adultz Middle

Thursday, 15th March 2018    9.30am — 4.30pm

Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

FREE ENTRY - FREE PARKING – FULLY ACCESSIBLE – CHILDREN WELCOME

One of the largest FREE UK events supporting children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and all the professionals who support them. 

Kidz to Adultz MiddleThe Kidz to Adultz Middle Team at Disabled Living are delighted and extremely proud to bring this annual event back to the very prestigious Ricoh Arena n Coventry. 

Breakthrough innovation – the new way forward, keeping children safe in education with responsive lockdown solutions

STANLEY Security

STANLEY Security is committed to providing safe learning environments for students, staff, administrators and visitors to education facilities. Providing a safe, secure learning environment within the constraints of today’s budgets and regulations is a challenge. STANLEY Security offers integrated state of the art security solutions that help meet that challenge.

With incidents rising at an alarming rate, schools, colleges and nurseries need to be able to respond quickly to secure premises and students.

The convergence of security with IT.

The Education Show 2018 Highlights Creativity, Wellbeing and Innovation

The Education Show 2018

Creativity, wellbeing and literacy take centre stage at The Education Show 2018, with education experts joined by leading Special Educational needs expert Lorraine Peterson OBE and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcy Bussell.

The UK’s leading education resources event brings the classroom to life over three days from 15 to 17 March 2018 at the Birmingham NEC.  The 2018 show celebrates the mix of practicality, fun and creativity that teachers bring to their roles to inspire their pupils, while supporting the knowledge and commitment of schools.

SEND pupils develop growth mindset

puzzles-sendPupils with SEND are being encouraged by a leading educational psychologist to adopt a growth mindset.

Thousands are missing out on the educational workshops designed to provide pupils of all abilities with the skills they need to adopt a growth mindset, say experts.

In the UK, 14.4% of pupils have specific learning difficulties (SLD), 25% of which also have moderate learning difficulties (MLD). These pupils face huge barriers in mastering numeracy and literacy skills. 

Working together for a Bett-er education

This year’s Bett Show is taking place in January at the ExCeL in London. With 850 leading companies attending, Bett – the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape – promises to showcase 103 exciting new edtech start-ups and bring together over 34,700 attendees from the global education community.

They come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.

Here, we take a look at just a handful of the exciting products and services on show at Bett, to help you decide how to plan your day.

Music and Drama Expo is sure to hit the right note

The Music & Drama Education Expo has an array of workshops on offer for special needs teachers, with sessions on accessible orchestras, inclusive ensembles and healing through music. 

The London Olympia show takes place in February and promises to deliver over 80 workshops and seminars, a comprehensive exhibition showcasing products and services from over 150 performing arts organisations, and the chance to network with 2,500 music and drama teachers from over 40 countries.

 

Inclusivity Festivals Inspire Over 2,500 Children

Allianz

More than 30,960 boccia balls have been thrown and 200 seated volleyball games taken place in a bid to get primary school children across the UK thinking about how they can be more inclusive at school.

There are around 770,000 children in the UK living with disabilities - equal to around one in 20 children. National children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and Allianz Insurance are celebrating a successful partnership which brought together 2,580 young people with and without Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND).

Since June 2017, a national series of 20 mixed-ability, inclusive, multi-sport festivals have been held in the UK to build on the legacy of the Paralympics and ensure all children have access to sport and physical activity.

Alderman White School is now Autism Friendly

Alderman White School

Alderman White School in Nottingham signs Autism Alliance Charter in partnership with Autism East Midlands and celebrates the unveil of The Haven (student space)

Alderman White School in Nottingham signs Autism Alliance Charter in partnership with Autism East Midlands and celebrates the unveil of The Haven (student space).  Since the summer of 2017 the learning and development team at Autism East Midlands working in partnership with the Autism Alliance have provided autism awareness training for all the staff at the school and have also produced an autism friendly environmental audit.  The school have worked closely and swiftly to ensure suitable changes have been made to improve their school and to ensure an autism friendly environment.

SoapBox Labs

SoapBox Labs

SoapBox Labs, the leading company in kid’s speech recognition technology, announces its cloud-based API, which accurately recognizes children’s voices and easily integrates with smart devices and applications for kids. Device manufacturers and application developers can now voice-enable children’s products easily and effectively, by taking advantage of the new Soapbox API technology. Soapbox Labs is quickly solving one of the most frustrating issues in the technology space, by recognizing and responding to children’s unique vocal and behavioral characteristics. Soapbox provides a high performance voice-interface for kids everywhere, on all devices and environments.