A new Education Secretary is appointed and the departure of Robert Goodwill is announced
Following the cabinet re-shuffle this week, the government has announced both a new Secretary of State for Education, and a new Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.
Justine Greening has been replaced as Education Secretary by Damian Hinds, the MP for East Hampshire. Mr Hinds has been moved from the Department of Work and Pensions into Education, and has previously sat on the Education Select Committee; he talks positively about social mobility, being a former Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility.
Robert Goodwill has left his post as Minister for vulnerable children and families, to which he was appointed following the general election last year. A new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the DfE has been announced as Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-upon-Avon, although details of his role have not yet been released. It remains to be seen whether he will take on the same brief as Robert Goodwill, which included early years and childcare as well as SEND.
Other - 30 Nov 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
Presented by Michael Surr, Education Development Officer, this webinar explores what we mean by 'universal classroom provision' and how this can be as effective as possible for children and young people with SEND and ALN.
Other - 23 Oct 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
Presented by Alex Grady, Education Development Officer, this webinar, the third in a series, explores what the effective evaluation of interventions looks like, and how you should approach the evaluation of the interventions that you use.
Tips - 17 Oct 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
Pupil passports are an important tool within wider person-centred working and lots of schools and settings use them. Have a look at these suggestions for how you can ensure that you are using them effectively, or to help you to start using them, so that they can contribute to improved outcomes for children and young people with SEND.