End of Term Policy Update

#SENDed Policy Update

July 24, 2017

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Both Houses of Parliament are now in summer recess and will return on Tuesday 5th September – here is our end of term policy update to cover what you might have missed.

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Whole School SEND Strategy Summit

Building a community in SEND provision

across regions, local authorities, multi-academy trusts, clusters, partnerships and other groups of schools 

20th September, Church House, Westminster 

Developing SEND Advocates

A significant part of the Whole School SEND approach is to create a new community of SEND advocates primed to develop the capacity of school to school support and inspire change in SEND provision across the education system. 

In response to demand from both schools and school staff with an interest in SEND, we are piloting a personal development programme for SEND Advocates over 2017/18. 

Cabinet reshuffle: who’s who in the Education team?

Following the formation of a Conservative minority government with DUP support, Theresa May has completed a reshuffle of her ministerial team.

The Summit: blogger feedback

In the weeks since the Whole School SEND Summit in february we have been delighted to feature in a number of blogs looking back at the event, the lessons learned and next steps. Have a look below and continue the conversation on the Summit Group here and by connecting via Twitter and Facebook.

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.