The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Ann Hickman

Ann Hickman is a full-time mother of three and part-time college teacher. Two of Ann’s children have a range of additional needs and attend different settings. Ann shares her thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with her children on her blog, Rainbows are too beautiful.

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Ann Hickman

Progress and SEN: why I worry more for the child who is making progress

Progress is a word I cling to like an umbrella in a downpour. If my kids aren't making progress or progress at the right pace, it can be back to square one. Progress. It sounds like something out of an election campaign. In fact, Al Gore used it in 2000 as his presidential campaign slogan, ‘...