EPI report: 'The system continues to fail to meet the needs of certain children including those with SEND.'
A report from the Education Policy Institute, 'Closing the Gap? Trends in Educational Attainment and Disadvantage', shows that the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged groups is closing in some areas, while in others it is growing. One of these 'disadvantaged' groups is children with SEND.
The DfE has published its annual summary of data on SEN Support and Education Health and Care Plans across England, based on the codings in the schools census from January 2017. The summary shows few changes from the previous year, suggesting a possible stability in the system.
Autism with Attitude street dance group, from Hillingdon Manor School, make history as the first SEN students to qualify for United Dance Organisations (UDO) World Championships.
The Royal College of Physicians has been commissioned by the NHS to find out parents', carers' and professionals' views about the content of a standard for a digital child health record.
A research report into SEN support has been published by the DfE, which looks into how students on SEN Support are currently supported, and how this practice can be shared, improved and developed.
The government published its response to the 'Schools National Funding Formula' consultation alongside the High Needs funding formulae on 14th December. Here we summarise the main points and look at the implications for SEND.
2016 has been a very busy year for everyone at nasen, with some big changes happening over the last 12 months, we take a look at what we have achieved in the year and provide a quick overview of what we have to look forward to in 2017.
The document 'Early Years Funding: Changes to Funding for Three and Four Year Olds' was published this week by the DfE. It is a response to consultation, and includes information about new funding streams for children in Early Years with SEND
On 1st December, 'The Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2015-16' was published. It includes a chapter on SEND which illustrates some of the disparities across the system.
There are still 13 DfE-funded, free Train the Trainer courses available, focusing on supporting children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties