SEND

Hanging by a thread: How the system is failing SEND children

Shocking reports detail how vulnerable children and their families are left to fall into crisis

John Dickens
John Dickens
SEND

Government must act now to protect SENCO time by law

Government’s efforts to improve inclusion have instead created a race to the bottom in provision because SENCOs don’t have...

JL Dutaut
Adam Boddison
Education Reform, SEND

The SEND system needs urgent and substantive reform

The SEND system has been waiting two years for promised reform and it can’t afford to wait any longer,...

JL Dutaut
WHITNEY CRENNA-JENNINGS
SEND

Our defences are not ready for this tsunami SEND referrals

At the Westminster Insight SEND conference, Sonia Blandford says government is ignoring a worrying rise in SEND and CAHMS...

JL Dutaut
Professor Sonia Blandford
Ofsted, SEND

Ofsted plans expansion of area SEND inspections to include all pupils in AP

Ofsted plans to “broaden the scope” of its area SEND inspections to look at support for all pupils in...

James Carr
James Carr
SEND

What is it like for children with sensory processing issues?

Melissa Jane’s recovery from a brain injury that impaired her sensory processing was hard enough. Then lockdowns set her...

JL Dutaut
MELISSA JANE
SEND

School support is vital for families being let down by the SEN system

Getting the right placement is fraught and unduly challenging, and school support is vital to families’ uphill battle, writes...

JL Dutaut
MOLLIE BENJAMIN
SEND

Reopening: SENCOs and students with SEND face multiple challenges

Not all students will be able to return to school in the coming weeks. SENCOs will be crucial to...

JL Dutaut
HANNAH MOLONEY
SEND

I’ve had to tell 17 SEND pupils they can’t come to school – and I’m furious

Reading a recent report by ASK Research with the NFER about children at special education schools and colleges, I...

Jess Staufenberg
DOMINIC WALL