SEND

Harnessing the power of parental engagement

Prioritising effective internal communication about students means external communication can be more honest, trusting and productive, writes Rhian Williams

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RHIAN WILLIAMS
SEND

Making inclusion count against persistent disadvantage

Overcoming barriers to learning caused by multiple disadvantages is a matter of inviting everyone into the school family, says...

JL Dutaut
JILL WRIGHT
SEND

SEND review ‘steering group’ appointed to push through reforms

Children's minister defends delays to landmark review and warns Covid has 'intensified' issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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,...

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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...

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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