Nancy is a SEND teacher in a mainstream primary school and writes about issues relating to teaching and parenting. Nancy's eldest son has Down's syndrome. Her blog, "A Not So Ordinary Diary" won her the TES Teacher Awards Teacher blog of the year 2015.
- What’s the point of the Down’s Syndrome Bill? One parent’s view, plus a legal opinionwith Dr Kieron Smith, father of a child with Down's syndrome, followed by legal opinion from barristers, Victoria Butler-Cole QC,…Continue reading »
- Nancy’s tips for writing an EHCP parental statementOne of the things I get asked regularly, in my capacity of mother of an older child with Down’s syndrome,…Continue reading »
- Removing the barriers to bedtime for children with disabilitiesI have to admit that for a while, R and I joined the ranks of Smug Parents. We didn’t mean…Continue reading »
- Inclusion for Primary teachers: Nancy shares her SEND secretsLast summer I sat down at my kitchen table and I wrote a book. Well, it wasn’t quite like that,…Continue reading »
- Honest and useful assessment for children with SEND is not just about attainmentA couple of months ago I was invited to speak at the Academies Show in London on the subject of…Continue reading »
- A genetic test for Down’s syndrome won’t guarantee a perfect humanThis last couple of weeks have been a big ones for the Down’s syndrome parenting community. You would hope that…Continue reading »
- A teacher and SEND parents ask: is inclusion working in schools?Tania's note: Nancy Gedge is back with her views on the thorny subject of inclusion in schools for children with SEN.…Continue reading »