Department for Education

A Review of the DfE 'What works in SEN Support' Report

In this blog Lindsey Grimes, Senior Teacher for SEN at Southfields Academy, reviews the Department for Education report SEN support: research evidence on effective approaches and examples of current practice in good and outstanding schools and colleges.

SEND Announcements and Opportunities - Department for Education

The following is from the Department for Education. 


SEND – single route of redress national trial

Do you want CPD on writing and public speaking about SEND?

Have you ever thought about publishing an article or speaking publicly? Maybe you want to build your network?

SEND Reviewer Training

To maximise the benefits of the SEND Review guide we offer a day long training session. The morning session focuses on how to prepare for the day of the review itself, approaches to gathering evidence on the day of the review and good practice in providing feedback and reporting. Following this, the afternoon session focuses on how to provide effective coaching for follow-up visits and support. We are proud to have trained a community of more than 350 SEND reviewers to date.

Edward Timpson Pledges Wholescale Review of SEND Provision in UK Schools

Appearing at the Whole School SEND Summit on thec 23rd Feb, Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families Edward Timpson pledged a thorough review of special and mainstream school capacity across the UK, with £23,000,000 allocated to help LAs do strategic review of SEND places, and a £215m capital funding boost to “build new school places (and) to improve and enhance facilities that are already on site” for children on Education, Health and Care plans.