In this week’s podcast, Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Fintan O’Regan to discuss going back to school in the new normal.

Fintan is a trainer and consultant for schools and school support systems including, Social Services, Health, the Police and Foster carers. He supports them by providing behaviour management strategies for children and families struggling with SEND and behaviour issues. He has worked with a number of organisations including NASEN, Institute of Education, Leicester University, the UK ADHD Network and the European ADHD Alliance. And before all of this, he was a headteacher of a specialist school for students with ADHD, ASD and ODD.

Everyone is heading back to school for the new school year. Some students have only had 6 weeks off, others haven’t been in school for over 20 weeks. Going back in September will be different for all students. How different will depend on the school and how long it will be different, we don’t know. There is a lot of uncertainty.

Harry Daniels, Ian Thompson, Jill Porter, Alice Tawell and Hilary Emery Department of Education, University of Oxford June 2020 , available at : http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Daniels-et-al.-2020_School-Exclusion-Risks-after-COVID-19.pdf

Contact Fintan O’Regan

Website – www.fintanoregan.com

Email – fjmoregan@aol.com

Twitter – @fintanoregan

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