Teaching Resource Book

My aim is to enable children to enrich their experience of the deeper themes from the main novel Arty Tardy.

The activities and workshops are easily adaptable for use both in KS1 and KS2 and employ a cross-curricular approach which combines Literacy, PHSE and A.R.T.S.

The Arty Tardy Pilot Scheme was first introduced in East London with participating schools in Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge.

I hope this teaching resource will inspire many more people to have lively and meaningful interactions and that the outcomes will be positive and enlightening.Teaching Resource cover.png

ARTY TARDY Pilot Scheme in Primary Schools

Arty TardyI am spearheading a pilot scheme across three boroughs using ARTY TARDY as an educational tool in order to promote inclusion.

Three schools from Newham, Dagenham and Redbridge have expressed an interest and have started reading the book with children.  The hope is that it can help to integrate SEN pupils and promote understanding of Autism and in particular Asperger. There has already been some excellent feedback with pupils and parents who have connected with the book and for whom it has made a difference.

It has also just been selected by a school as a resource to fulfil the Inclusivity Module for their QuILT Accreditation  – great news!

There is a PHOTO SHOOT next week where I look forward to meeting pupils, reading the book with them and having a Q&A session!

I’ll keep you updated about future news/media interest as it comes in.

Don’t forget to check out the Children’s Review page on my website to read what some of the children have to say!

http://www.kittyclairmont.com/index.asp?pageid=603505

Lovereading review of ARTY TARDY

What a wonderful review!!! 

“The book isn’t preachy, and nor is it moralistic. It does, however, pack a powerful message: That schools must do more to facilitate the inclusion of SEN children. It also identifies the single-most important point of mainstream education – that no children, with and without SEN, are “mainstream” at all. All children need the support of their peers and teaching staff to thrive.”

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http://blog.lovereading.co.uk/2015/03/lovereading-book-review-arty-tardy-by-kitty-clairmont/#.VQbfX_6sXUu

Arty Tardy Review!!!

Here’s another new review – I’m so pleased:

Arty Tardy is a journey rather than a story. The author, Kitty Clairmont has a wonderful way of captivating her audience and addressing what are sometimes ‘delicate’ issues – in this case SEN; in particular a boy named David (Tardy) with aspergers.

This book takes you through David’s dilemmas of daily life and allows you to see through his perception just how menial things for you and I, are often life altering when dealing with aspergers.

Kitty Clairmont’s clever use of language not only allows you the capability of envisaging David’s story and the vision through young eyes, but also opens your heart and mind to the many obstacles with which as adults we take for granted.

This is a must read for all; being young, old, for pleasure or educational purposes.

A pause for thought for us all:
“My school is like a horse chestnut tree. the branches are the teachers and the flowers are the children. Some of us have blotches of different colours and are different sizes and shapes but we are really all the same.” (P.117)