SEND

It is hard to see the value of ‘encouraging’ good practices, when poor practice does not result in any form of sanction

Nearly 40 years ago now, the Warnock Report into Special Educational Needs (SEN), concluded that with the right support around the child, all children should be able to access a mainstream education. Statements of SEN, School Action and School Action Plus followed. However, the lack of consistency in the way that learners with SEN were supported resulted in parents (and advocates) becoming increasingly vocal about their lack of confidence in the system, something which was highlighted in the Lamb Inquiry (2009) and led to SEND reforms in 2014.

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.

A downgrade for SEND on the political agenda?

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Policy Update, Jan 8

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Ofsted HMCI: SEND pupils ‘pushed out of sight and mind’

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Policy Update, Dec 7

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Filtering what matters in the education sector. #DYTWeekAhead #SENDed

A Parent's Perspective on the SEND Reforms

I’ve been an active partner since the pathfinder for the SEND reforms began, and it has been a rollercoaster ride. As a parent I am able to adopt the role of critical friend and have probably been given greater access to the workings of the various SEND professionals than any other SEND partner. These have included Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authority, DfE, NHS and Ofsted.

Policy Update, Nov 27

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News and opportunities from NatSIP

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP), is now half way through the contract with DfE (2017-18) as delivery partners for Sensory Impairment (SI) and there are a number of events coming up which might interest you, and families and colleagues you work with. As many of you know these events are very relevant to all SEND and our materials are easily adaptable to other disability groups. Resources on the NatSIP website are free to download: www.natsip.ork.uk.

Policy update, Nov 20

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