Equality and diversity in the workplace

Equality and diversity can be defined as “promoting equality of opportunity for all, through diversity, giving each individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.”

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Managing employee sickness absence

Managing employee sickness absence – It’s a problem most managers come up against at some point in their career. A staff member, previously productive and an asset to the team, starts to phone in sick more and more often. By the time it’s begun to raise eyebrows, it’s already a problem that needs dealing with.

Quite apart from the disruption of frequent absenteeism, this is an issue that can drain staff morale rapidly. So how should you handle the situation?

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Autism: Sensory Seekers and Sensory Avoiders

There are many misunderstood aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but one of the most frequent but incorrect assumptions is that all people with ASD are sensory avoiders. While it is true that many people with ASD are over-sensitive to sensations, this is not true of all people with ASD. Once you understand this, you’ll have a better understanding of people with ASD.

Autism: ASD

When discussing sensations about ASD, the sensations are typically grouped into the categories of movement, touch, sight, sound, and smell. When a person is diagnosed with ASD, he or she should also be assessed to determine his or her sensitivity to sensations in each of these categories. A person with ASD may be over-sensitive or under-sensitive to all categories of sensations, but it is much more common to find a person is over-sensitive to some categories of sensations and under-sensitive to others.

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CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET? What do I need for teacher training?

Knowing which qualification and what level you need to gain  to teach, can seem overwhelming. With acronyms dominating the sector, such as CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET you end up wondering if you need a qualification just to understand the process.  This article tries to simplify the classifications and explains which ones are a replacement for older courses. Continue reading “CTLLS, PTLLS, CET, AET, DTLLS or DET? What do I need for teacher training?”