Features

Sue Jay, Head of creative arts, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School

Rain is lashing down outside the drama studio at the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, but inside there’s...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
News

Special-school closure will leave pupils with 45-mile commute

Staff and pupils from a special school in Cambridgeshire will have to travel 45 miles to a new location...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

How are schools implementing flexible working?

Schools are letting teachers take their planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time at home, banning work in the staff...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Access arrangements for SEND pupils ‘too strict and confusing’, say exam officers

Schools find exam access arrangements increasingly strict and confusing, according to the body that represents exams officers. Many schools...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Headteacher boards swerve post-16 and SEND despite DfE promises

The headteacher boards have been ignoring post-16 and SEND experts in their decisions on academisation – even though the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

SEND experts demand review of high-needs funding rules

New funding rules will create a “perverse incentive” for schools to “over-identify” pupils as having special educational needs and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

5 things to celebrate about special educational needs provision in 2017

We all know that special educational needs provision is nowhere near where we need it to be, but that’s...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Pupils on ‘SEN support’ fare worse than pupils with EHCPs

Pupils with special needs have better outcomes if they have an education health and care plan (EHCP) or statement...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Improve teacher education to help SEND pupils, research says

Teacher education must “urgently” be upgraded to improve learning for pupils with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), new research...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson