Advice May 2016
KIDS – a charity that cares for over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families, has published new guidance that has been funded by the DfE.
Leader article March 2016
Mental ill health is an issue affecting every classroom in every school, every day. The statistics are staggering...
Advice February 2016
The Rochford Review was asked to advise the DfE on statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Leader article December 2014
Richard Newton Chance explores how the calculation of funding for special needs education is changing as the system moves from statements to education, health and care plans (EHCPs).
Advice November 2014
From September maintained schools are under a duty to include on their school website a report on their policy for pupils with SEN called a Special educational needs (SEN) report.
Leader article September 2014
Reforms coming in for September represent a shift in political thinking about special educational needs (SEN), and while many of the changes are welcome, there could be unforeseen, negative consequences for young people, schools and colleges. Anna Cole sets out what leaders need to know.
Guidance paper July 2014
The SEN Code of Practice 2014 (the code) is the new statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures for schools, colleges and other agencies that stem from the Children and Families Act 2014 (Part 3). Subject to Parliamentary approval, it comes into force from September 2014
Advice July 2014
The DfE has produced a PowerPoint presentation that schools may want to use in governor/staff training or to provide information for parents/carers about the new SEN Code of Practice.
Advice July 2014
The DfE has published guidance on the use of P scales for pupils with special educational needs.
Advice May 2014
ASCL’s Inclusion Committee has been working closely with the DfE on the development of the new Code of Practice. This has now essentially been finalised, and will be approved by Parliament in the near future.
Advice March 2014
The Children and Families Bill 2013 is expected to receive Royal Assent in March, with the consequent requirements for education, care and health plans (ECHPs) replacing learning difficulties assessments.
Leader article February 2014
A new special needs code of practice is being heralded by the government as ‘the biggest shake-up of special educational needs (SEN) in 30 years’. Jonathan Fawcett looks at what leaders can expect and sees some potential problems looming.
Advice January 2014
The DfE have published the Key Stage 5 SEN and LLDD breakdowns of destination data.