Poppy and the Monster

Thump! Loud and frightening. Made by something big. Poppy sat up suddenly, her eyes flitting towards the sound which still echoed in her head. Had that noise come from inside there? How could that be? This story was conceived when I was about to start my degree dissertation. I’d...
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How Barbie Stole My Computing Lessons

You cannot imagine my delight when I first laid eyes on LEGO’s new Ideas Women of NASA play set. It includes Margaret Hamilton, one of the foremost names in Computer Science. She was the lead Apollo flight software engineer, and someone whose story I would frequently pull out of...
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Effective use of classroom support for students with SEND

Research suggests mixed feelings about the usefulness and effectiveness of teaching assistants for children with SEND in mainstream settings. Some researchers argue that intervention in the form of support staff help low-achieving students make significant progress in literacy...
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