The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Tom Kerslake

Tom worked as a digital content assistant at Optimus Education. Since graduating in 2012, Tom has worked at various different publishing companies including Boardworks and Nelson Thornes. In his spare time he's a keen writer and blogger who loves reading books and reviews, and going out to see the latest films.

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Tom Kerslake

Cultural change in SEN provision – a call to action for schools

Following last September’s revision of the SEND Code of Practice, there is now the expectation that every teacher should be a teacher of pupils with SEN, and this has led to much talk of a ‘cultural change’ in SEN provision. Moving from a system that was deemed ‘not fit for purpose’ by the...
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Early years in 2015: what lies ahead?

Last year proved to be an uneasy time for the early years sector, and an extremely turbulent year for education in general. From a range of concerns about nursery funding and provision, to Michael Wilshaw’s ‘unsure start’ debacle , the sector certainly experienced its own tremors last year. The...
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Promoting positive pupil mental health in schools

We are approaching the eighth instalment of our annual Promoting Positive Mental Health in Schools conference . As well as being one of our most popular and well-received conferences, this year it comes at a time of a growing interest in mental health – particularly in schools. We’re aiming to make...
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