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Welcome to the LearningShared Magazine / Newsletter

Our ambition with the LearningShared magazine / newsletter is to share and showcase aspirational stories and practice from across the LearningShared community along with signposting useful links and opportunities.

Learner voice sits at the heart of this publication and we warmly welcome ideas, contributions and support with the editing, design and all aspects of LearningShared. 

LearningShared is intended as a useful FREE resource and interesting read for staff, learners and families alike, so please feel free to share the PDFs (click on the cover images or links below) widely within your school and across your network.

We hope learners, families and your wider school’s community enjoy these resources.

Please get in touch by emailing learningshared@theteachercloud.net if you’d to support or contribute to future editions.

We are delighted to present the 2nd and Christmas edition of the LearningShared magazine which features award winning comedian, actress and author Rosie Jones. We also spotlight the incredible work of our friends at Swiss Cottage School and their employMEnt pathway along with the brilliant Ella Beaumont and her virtual advent calendar.

A key feature of LearningShared is to provide opportunities for learners and showcase the amazing things happening all across our community. For this edition the inspiring students of Ivy House School supported the editing process and chose our front cover (we think it looks fantastic!).

Please get in touch if you would like your learners to feature in an article or support the production, creative & editing aspects of the magazine.

We hope learners, families and your wider school’s community enjoy it.

Click/Tap here or the cover picture (left) to view or download a PDF copy of the issue #1.

LearningShared #1 Magazine - Edition #1 containing interview with Bafta Award winning actor Tommy Jessop

Welcome to the 1st edition of our LearningShared magazine / newsletter.

Along with an exclusive interview with our Bafta Award winning cover star Tommy Jessop, we spotlight amazing employability outcomes from our friends at Newfriars College and signpost news and links from around the community.

Click/Tap here or the cover picture (left) to view or download a PDF copy of the issue #1.

Welcome to the LearningShared Podcast

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The aim of the LearningShared podcast has been to shine a light on creative, inspiring ideas and effective practice that supports the holistic development of children, young people and adults – especially those with special educational needs and disabilities or any form of additional learning needs.

During episodes, we’ve heard from and talked with a wide range of colleagues who are doing wonderful and inspiring things to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable learners in our society.

Together we’ll learn about, explore, discuss and debate interesting ideas, effective practice,  developments and important issues in the realm of education, development and wellbeing.

With that in mind, please get in touch if you have you’d like to suggest a topic for a future episode. Or if you’d like to be involved in any way.

You can email us: learningshared@theteachercloud.net

Tweet/follow us: @_learningshared

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LearningShared on Facebook: www.facebook.com/learningsharedpodcast 

LearningShared on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/showcase/learningshared

The LearningShared podcast is brought to you by Evidence for Learning and The EfL SEND Community – a growing community of teachers, practitioners, school leaders, researchers and academics that support children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities or any form of additional learning needs.

You can find out more about the EfL SEND Community at https://www.evidenceforlearning.net/eflsendcommunity

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Episode 24: Well Being – Plans and Possibilities

This episode is a recording of the online conference and webinar on the topic Well...
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Episode 23: Active Recovery (Part 2) – Panel Discussion – Reflections and Innovations

This episode builds on Episode #22 “Active Recovery (Part 1)” and continues the exploration and...
July 11, 2021

Episode 22: Active Recovery (Part 1) – Sport and Sensory Sanctuaries as part of Active Recovery

This episode hosted by Professor Barry Carpenter CBE OBE FCCT introduces Vicci Wells who is...
July 11, 2021

Episode 21: Family Centred Practice – Talking to families… Listening to families… Working with families

In this episode hosted by Professor Barry Carpenter, we bring together a panel of school...
June 6, 2021

Episode 20: Engagement (Part 4) – Alex Revens – Through the lens of a practitioner

The episode builds on Episodes #17, #18 and #19 “Engagement (Part 1), (Part 2) &...
May 13, 2021

Episode 19: Engagement (Part 3) – Panel Discussion – Innovations around Engagement

The episode builds on Episodes #17 and #18 “Engagement (Part 1) & (Part 2)” and...
April 1, 2021

Episode 18: Engagement (Part 2) – Panel Discussion – Reflections on Engagement

The episode builds on Episode #17 “Engagement (Part 1)” and continues the exploration of Engagement....
March 31, 2021

Episode 17: Engagement (Part 1) – What you really need to know about Engagement

The episode explores the genesis of Engagement, its relevance and application to vulnerable children with...
March 28, 2021

Episode 16: Special Episode for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: When will we talk about the mental health of our children?

In this special episode of LearningShared, recorded for Mental Health Awareness Week, Barry Carpenter CBE...
March 28, 2021

Episode 15: A Recovery Curriculum Part 15: Reflections on Recovery …Reigniting Children’s Learning

This episode is a recording of the online conference and webinar that was held on...
July 21, 2020

Episode 14: A Recovery Curriculum Part 14: Alex Tomkins (Inquiry & SEMH… Is recovery the new ‘spark’ needed in our practice?)

In this episode Alex Tomkins, Deputy Headteacher at Greenside School in Hertfordshire, raises some challenging...
July 14, 2020

Episode 13: A Recovery Curriculum Part 13: Katie Fielding (Our Rainbow Experience)

In this episode, Katie Fielding, Deputy Head, Kingsbury Primary Special School, describes their Rainbow Experience...
July 12, 2020

Episode 12: A Recovery Curriculum Part 12: Leigh Blakeman & Amy Hockey (Routes to Recovery through Books Beyond Words)

This episode looking at resourcing a Recovery Curriculum, draws on a school-based inquiry project, the...
July 5, 2020

Episode 11: A Recovery Curriculum Part 11: Polly McMeeking (Compassionate Governance & The Covid Test)

In this episode we gain the School Governor perspective to the Recovery Curriculum through a...
July 2, 2020

Episode 10: A Recovery Curriculum Part 10: Cabot Learning Federation

This episode is rich in thinking and action from Senior Leadership representatives for the Cabot...
June 18, 2020

Episode 9: A Recovery Curriculum Part 9: Amanda Mordey OBE (SMILE – A Well Being Approach)

In this episode we have a presentation and talk from Amanda Mordey, OBE. Three years...
June 17, 2020

Episode 8: A Recovery Curriculum Part 8: Dr Tina Rae

In this episode the eminent Child and Educational Psychologist, Dr Tina Rae, explores how we...
June 12, 2020

Episode 7: A Recovery Curriculum Part 7: Sharon Gray OBE (Embark Federation & Wholehearted Learning)

In this episode we hear from Sharon Gray, OBE. Sharon has extensive experience in all...
June 7, 2020

Episode 6: A Recovery Curriculum Part 6 Beverley Cockbill

In this episode Professor Barry Carpenter interviews Beverley Cockbill, who has extensive experience of children...
June 5, 2020

Episode 5: A Recovery Curriculum Part 5: Martin McKenna (Palmerston School & Foxfield School)

We hear from a leader in Special Education, Martin McKenna, currently Deputy Head of Palmerston...
June 3, 2020

Episode 4: A Recovery Curriculum Part 4: Jason Cook, Ali Erskine & Anne Mason (Whitfield Aspen School)

In this episode the leadership and management of the Recovery Curriculum is discussed by the...
June 2, 2020

Episode 3: A Recovery Curriculum Part 3: Vijita Patel & Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre

In this episode Vijita Patel considers the strategic implementation of the Recovery Curriculum for her...
May 31, 2020

Episode 2: A Recovery Curriculum Part 2: Origins of the 5 losses and levers (Matthew Carpenter)

In this episode we return to the Recovery Curriculum with Matthew Carpenter and Barry Carpenter...
May 28, 2020