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Inspiring Women, Inspiring Change

A new video, released by leading autism charity Anna Kennedy Online in conjunction with International Women’s Day, is showcasing the lives of five mums living with autism.

Adeptly titled ‘Inspiring Women, Inspiring Change’, the video showcases exclusive interviews, that are honest, emotional and inspiring, with each woman discusses their experiences.

The video celebrates women who have daily family struggles and focus on them as individuals and what they have achieved.

Share best practice advice and innovative resources at Education Show 2016

The Education Show 2016, the go-to event for CPD and learning resources, will be returning to NEC, Birmingham from 17 to 19 March.

A jam-packed programme of new content, inspiring training and development, and pioneering educational suppliers will be available throughout the show. The Education Show 2016 will provide all of the insight you need for a successful career in the world of education, from innovative teaching resources and technologies, to educational charities and organisations. Each year, the show attracts over 10,000 visitors, from primary, secondary and higher education backgrounds, all offering a wealth of knowledge and experience in their field.

Five minute box

The Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Box are very manageable systems for helping children get started along the road towards literacy, and numeracy, and particularly for enabling the early identification of potential specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is an entirely multi- sensory approach, following a ‘hear it, see it, say it, write it’ approach for sounds, irregular keywords and generalised spelling. It gives children an opportunity to learn with confidence and enthusiasm; it also helps prevent those who struggle from being at the back of the line, tailing off and always having to play catch-up.

New Schools Network wants parents to have the right to sack failing heads 

The New Schools Network is calling for greater power to be put into the hands of parents when their local school is failing to perform. A new ‘parental trigger’ would allow parents to voice their dissatisfaction and set in motion change, ranging from an immediate action plan through to a change in leadership.

The charity that sets up free schools is to put forward the idea in a submission to the Parliamentary Education Select Committee. Nick Timothy, director of the New Schools Network said: “Free schools are putting parents in charge, because they’re giving parents more choice about where to send their children to school.

“But there needs to be more accountability in the system so parents can get the change they want when a local school is failing.