PATH for Unity Multi Academy Trust in Suffolk

Sustainable – Right Support, in the Right Place at the Right Time

Colin Newton and Claire Darwin met with leaders, SENDCOs, SEN Hub Managers, Ed Psychologists and others to plan how to maximise inclusion across the Trust schools and help figure out how to move children out of separate school based provision and back into the mainstream whenever possible.

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When Should I Hire A Developmental Editor?

Are you a writer? Do you want to write the best piece? Then a development editor is critical for your writing to become more fascinating. A development editor will improve and polish your writing by removing errors and helping you make it more concise and clear.

This is done through proofreading, rewriting, and reorganizing some parts to make the text clear and smoother. This type of editing can be done before or after the initial drafts or revisions. It is best to do this as early as you can.

First-time authors make a big mistake when hiring editors for their manuscripts. Most writers submit premature material to the editors to make them turn it into something grand for them. This leaves editors frustrated as well. Even though they may be doing this unknowingly, a first draft is never sent to an editor.

Hiring an editor and working with them is the best investment for your manuscript and your career. But you need to be smart about it. If you hire an editor before you are ready, then you will not be able to make the most out of the editor services, and this may end up being very expensive. A good developmental edit costs thousands of dollars. So how can you know when to get the help of a qualified developmental editors for hire?

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Graphics is about Listening

The business of art lies just in this, — to make that understood and felt which, in the form of an argument, might be incomprehensible and inaccessible.

Leo Tolstoy

We teach people how to do person centred planning and we always spend time on ‘The Graphics Academy’. Obviously this is about using pens, pastels and paper and how to record what’s being said in key words and images. It’s about the importance of keeping up and ways you can try to do this. It’s about recording their words, not yours. It’s about dealing with mistakes, especially spelling mistakes, and it’s about using colour and letter size to convey meaning. 

But most of all we’re trying to teach that graphic facilitation is about listening and it’s not so obvious how you do that. 

We will demonstrate person centred planning, usually PATH, with the group before we get to the graphics academy so they will have seen a graphic being created live in front of them.

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How to overcome emotional burnout?

Sometimes life seems to be a hostile and depressing place, a puzzle that we can’t solve, stress and exhaustion come. Everyone has bad times, but if it tends to happen again and again, there is a risk of emotional burnout. This is not just everyday stress caused by various disturbances, burnout occurs as a result of incessant stress.  When you are stressed, you understand that it is a temporary phenomenon, you know that you will be able to overcome it and return to your normal state of mind. Emotional burnout is characterized by growing indifference to the world around, to yourself, and to life itself. This is a feeling of total disappointment that eventually leads to neurotic disorders and psychosomatic diseases. A man sees no glimmer of hope, not knowing in what direction to move. In this article, we will look at what causes emotional burnout, how to deal with it, and how to prevent it.

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 Call to action | SEND Review consultation

Have a say in our Government Green Paper response 

ALLFIE is gathering evidence from Disabled students and their allies for our submission to the Government SEND Green Paper Consultation. This includes a series of online roundtable consultation events during May. We’re delighted to announce the dates and invite you to join – please register below. 
We also encourage ALL to please attend the Department of Education discussion with government ministers on 10 May:

Parents: 3rd May 11am – 1pm
Teachers: 3rd May 6pm – 8pm
Legal experts: 6th May 6pm – 8pm
Department for Education: 10th May 11am – 1pm
Members: 17th May 11am – 1pm
Schools, colleges & nurseries: 18th May 6 – 8pm


More information:

Thank you for supporting our SEND Review campaign for inclusive education! Please contact ALLFIE team with any questions, we welcome all contributions.

In solidarity

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Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

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