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
SEND

The SEND funding crisis can’t be hidden any longer

This year, the funding crisis affecting children with SEND and their families finally got the political attention it needs....

JL Dutaut
JULIE MCCULLOCH
SEND

The SEND system desperately needs transformation in 2020

The new government needs to make the education of young people with SEND a top priority throughout the next...

JL Dutaut
CHRIS ROSSITER
SEND

The SEND funding system is failing to keep up with pupil needs

The SEND funding system is failing to keep up with pupil needs: here’s what the government should do, says...

John Dickens
NATALIE PERERA
SEND

Professional development on SEND is bottom of the pile

Special educational need CPD must be prioritised, says Karen Wespieser. The OECD’s latest data on teacher working conditions and...

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KAREN WESPIESER