Tes FE issue 12 April 2019

Tes FE - 12 April 2019

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The benefits that museum trips have on pupils with SEND

Bringing the benefits of museum visits to pupils with SEND

Young people with special educational needs and disability can face huge barriers to accessing cultural experiences through school trips. Miranda Millward and Tom Procter-Legg explain how a programme in Oxford is opening up opportunities

The school funding crisis: what happens if schools run out of money?

Education’s funding crisis: what happens when the money runs out?

For years, school leaders have been in the grip of a funding crisis, struggling to make ends meet. Across the country, provision has been cut and staffing stripped to the bone. But what actually happens when a school can no longer balance its books? Will it be forced to close? Nick Morrison looks at the measures available to prevent cash-strapped schools from shutting their gates for good

Is CLIL the way to go?

Integrated language learning: CLIL two birds with one stone

Pressure on modern foreign languages has dialled up as schools attempt to balance their budgets and their timetables. Yet, headteacher Judith Woodfield argues that a radical approach to integrating language learning across the curriculum not only gives these subjects a boost but also supports overall attainment

How staff engagement improves plans

Staff engagement is vital to prevent plans going awry

In the past, school leader Nick Smith underestimated the importance of staff engagement and suffered the consequences. Now, he has a tried-and-tested method to assess the level of enthusiasm for any changes, which helps to ensure his initiatives land successfully

Brain vs body? Practical vs academic? There's need for both

Why the body is as vital as the brain when it comes to learning

The emphasis on getting children to sit still and work in silence, coupled with the pressure to timetable subjects perceived as ‘academic’ at the expense of those that require movement or hand skills, threatens the interplay between brain and body that is vital for knowledge acquisition, finds Kester Brewin