Apart from my books – which are listed separately – here are some of my other writings over the last 30 years and the journals or magazines they were written for.  

1986    Categorisation; the development of psycholinguistic materials to assist the young  pupil’s understanding of sense                           relations, (unpublished thesis)

1989    Flooding into Mainstream. Special Children.

1993    Poles Apart. Times Educational Supplement

1997    Debatable Debates. Literacy for all - Questions Publishing

1998    Left Behind? Out of the Bag - Questions Publishing.

2000    Welcome to my world. Special Children.

            The Big Debate. Times Educational Supplement.

2001    Autism in the context of pupils at a school for moderate learning difficulties,
    (unpublished thesis)

People first. Believe in me, Questions Publishing.

2002    Better to have tried and failed? Special Children.

           A degree of dedication. Leadership Focus.

            A Vital Resource for the Visually Impaired. Special Children.

            Vision and provision for pupils with ASD. Special Children.

            When inclusion becomes exclusion. (S. Powell & R. Tutt). Education 3-13

2004    What a pity it is that ‘league tables’ are still with us. Parliamentary Brief.

2005    Able to be special. Parliamentary Brief.

            SEN support in school. Primary Leadership Today.

2006    Educational Approaches in Autism: What we know about what we do.

            (R.Tutt, S. Powell & M. Thornton). Educational Psychology in Practice.

Reconciling the irreconcilable: coping with contradictory agendas. FORUM

Learning to behave: reaching the hard to tech and teaching the hard to reach.. Primary Leadership Today.

2007    Prescription or Personalisation? Primary First

Beyond the ‘inclusion debate’. Special Children.

Every Child Tested. Primary Leadership Today.

2008    Include every child. Teach Primary

            Every SENCO needs to know….Special

2009    Fit for purpose? Special Children.

            Changes, Challenges and Choice. Primary First.

2011    Reading by six; how the best schools do it., (J. Coe & R. Tutt). Special Children.

2012    Leading on Learning. 21st Birthday Edition of Nasen’s ‘Special’ magazine.

            The Draft SEN Legislation. Primary Headship.

            A Degree of Dedication. Leadership Focus.

2015    Embedding the SEND Reforms. Axcis.

2016    The SEND Reforms – where are we now? School Leadership Today.

            SENCOs in mainstream schools: making the role more manageable. ***

            Meeting the needs of a changing population. Teachwire.    

            Where are the Teenage Girls with Autism? Attendance Matters

         SENCOs in Mainstream Schools: Making the role more manageable.    School Leadership Today


2012-Feb 2016            Regular columnist in NAHT’s Leadership Focus magazine.

2012- present             Monthly SEND blog for NAHT







Fantastic delivery; thanks!

Fantastic – very inspiring to a student teacher who is specialising in SEN. Funny at time – I could have listened for hours.

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